NFL Annual Awards
Presented annually by The Associated Press.

Most Valuable Player of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Comeback Player of the Year
Associated Press Most Valuable Player
Year Name Position Team
2009 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
2008 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
2007 Tom Brady QB New England
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson RB San Diego
2005 Shaun Alexander RB Seattle
2004 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
2003 Steve Mcnair / Peyton Manning QB / QB Tennessee / Indianapolis
2002 Rich Gannon QB Oakland
2001 Kurt Warner QB St. Louis
2000 Marshall Faulk RB St. Louis
1999 Kurt Warner QB St. Louis
1998 Terrell Davis RB Denver
1997 Brett Favre QB Green Bay
1997 Barry Sanders RB Detroit
1996 Brett Favre QB Green Bay
1995 Brett Favre QB Green Bay
1994 Steve Young QB San Francisco
1993 Emmitt Smith RB Dallas
1992 Steve Young QB San Francisco
1991 Thurman Thomas RB Buffalo
1990 Joe Montana QB San Francisco
1989 Joe Montana QB San Francisco
1988 Boomer Esiason QB Cincinnati
1987 John Elway QB Denver
1986 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants
1985 Marcus Allen RB Los Angeles Raiders
1984 Dan Marino QB Miami
1983 Joe Theismann QB Washington
1982 Mark Moseley K Washington
1981 Ken Anderson QB Cincinnati
1980 Brian Sipe QB Cleveland
1979 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1978 Terry Bradshaw QB Pittsburgh
1977 Walter Payton RB Chicago
1976 Bert Jones QB Baltimore
1975 Fran Tarkenton QB Minnesota
1974 Ken Stabler QB Oakland
1973 O.J. Simpson RB Buffalo
1972 Larry Brown RB Washington
1971 Alan Page DT Minnesota
1970 John Brodie QB San Francisco
1969 Joe Namath QB New York Jets
1969 Roman Gabriel QB Los Angeles Rams
1968 Joe Namath QB New York Jets
1968 Earl Morrall QB Baltimore
1967 Daryle Lamonica QB Oakland
1967 Johnny Unitas QB Baltimore
1966 Jim Nance FB Boston
1966 Bart Starr QB Green Bay
1965 Jim Brown FB Cleveland
1964 Johnny Unitas QB Baltimore
1963 Y.A. Tittle QB New York Giants
1962 Jim Taylor FB Green Bay
1961 Paul Hornung HB Green Bay
1960 Norm Van Brocklin QB Philadelphia
1959 Charley Conerly QB New York Giants
1958 Jim Brown FB Cleveland
1957 Jim Brown FB Cleveland
Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year
Year Name Position Team
2009 Chris Johnson RB Tennessee
2008 Drew Brees QB New Orleans
2007 Tom Brady QB New England
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson RB San Diego
2005 Shaun Alexander RB Seattle
2004 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis
2003 Jamal Lewis RB Baltimore
2002 Priest Holmes RB Kansas City
2001 Marshall Faulk RB Saint Louis
2000 Marshall Faulk RB Saint Louis
1999 Marshall Faulk RB Saint Louis
1998 Terrell Davis RB Denver
1997 Barry Sanders RB Detroit
1996 Terrell Davis RB Denver
1995 Brett Favre QB Green Bay
1994 Barry Sanders RB Detroit
1993 Jerry Rice WR San Francisco
1992 Steve Young QB San Fracnsico
1991 Thurman Thomas RB Buffalo
1990 Warren Moon QB Houston
1989 Joe Montana QB San Francisco
1988 Roger Craig RB San Francisco
1987 Jerry Rice WR San Francisco
1986 Eric Dickerson RB Los Angeles Rams
1985 Marcus Allen RB Los Angeles Raiders
1984 Dan Marino QB Miami
1983 Joe Theismann QB Washington
1982 Dan Fouts QB San Diego
1981 Ken Anderson QB Cincinnati
1980 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1979 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1978 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1977 Walter Payton RB Chicago
1976 Bert Jones QB Baltimore
1975 Fran Tarkenton QB Minnesota
1974 Ken Stabler QB Oakland
1973 O.J. Simpson RB Buffalo
1972 Larry Brown RB Washington
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year
Year Name Position Team
2009 Charles Woodson CB Green Bay
2008 James Harrison LB Pittsburgh
2007 Bob Sanders S Indianapolis
2006 Jason Taylor DE Miami
2005 Brian Urlacher LB Chicago
2004 Ed Reed S Baltimore
2003 Ray Lewis LB Baltimore
2002 Derrick Brooks LB Tampa Bay
2001 Michael Strahan DE New York Giants
2000 Ray Lewis LB Baltimore
1999 Warren Sapp DT Tampa Bay
1998 Reggie White DE Green Bay
1997 Dana Stubblefield DT San Francisco
1996 Bruce Smith DE Buffalo
1995 Bryce Paup LB Buffalo
1994 Deion Sanders CB San Francisco
1993 Rod Woodson CB Pittsburgh
1992 Cortez Kennedy DT Seattle
1991 Pat Swilling LB New Orleans
1990 Bruce Smith DE Buffalo
1989 Keith Millard DT Minnesota
1988 Mike Singletary LB Chicago
1987 Reggie White DT Philadelphia
1986 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants
1985 Mike Singletary LB Chicago
1984 Kenny Easley S Seattle
1983 Doug Betters DE Miami
1982 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants
1981 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants
1980 Lester Hayes CB Oakland
1979 Lee Roy Selmon DE Tampa Bay
1978 Randy Gladishar LB Denver
1977 Harvey Martin DE Dallas
1976 Jack Lambert LB Pittsburgh
1975 Mel Blount CB Pittsburgh
1974 Joe Greene DT Pittsburgh
1973 Dick Anderson S Miami
1972 Joe Greene DT Pittsburgh
1971 Alan Page DT Minnesota
Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year
Year Name Position Team
2009 Percy Harvin WR Minnesota
2008 Matt Ryan QB Atlanta
2007 Adrian Peterson RB Minnesota
2006 Vince Young QB Tennessee
2005 Carnell Williams RB Tampa bay
2004 Ben Roethlisberger QB Pittsburgh
2003 Anquan Boldin WR Arizona
2002 Clinton Portis RB Denver
2001 Anthony Thomas RB Chicago
2000 Mike Anderson RB Denver
1999 Edgerrin James RB Indianapolis
1998 Randy Moss WR Minnesota
1997 Warrick Dunn RB Tampa Bay
1996 Eddie George RB Houston
1995 Curtis Martin RB New England
1994 Marshall Faulk RB Indianapolis
1993 Jerome Bettis RB Los Angeles Rams
1992 Carl Pickens WR Cincinnati
1991 Leonard Russell RB New England
1990 Emmitt Smith RB Dallas
1989 Barry Sanders RB Detroit
1988 John Stephens RB New England
1987 Troy Stradford RB Miami
1986 Reuben Mayes RB New Orleans
1985 Eddie Brown WR Cincinnati
1984 Louis Lipps WR Pittsburgh
1983 Eric Dickerson RB Los Angeles Rams
1982 Marcus Allen RB Los Angeles Raiders
1981 George Rogers RB New Orleans
1980 Billy Sims RB Detroit
1979 Ottis Anderson RB Saint Louis
1978 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1977 Tony Dorsett RB Dallas
1976 Sammy White WR Minnesota
1975 Mike Thomas RB Washington
1974 Don Woods QB San Diego
1973 Chuck Foreman RB Minnesota
1972 Franco Harris RB Pittsburgh
1971 John Brockington RB Green Bay
1970 Dennis Shaw QB Buffalo
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year
Year Name Position Team
2009 Brian Cushing LB Houston
2008 Jerod Mayo LB New England
2007 Patrick Willis LB San Francisco
2006 DeMeco Ryans LB Houston
2005 Shawne Merriman LB San Diego
2004 Jonathon Vilma LB New York Jets
2003 Terrell Suggs LB Baltimore
2002 Julius Peppers DE Carolina
2001 Kendrell Bell LB Pittsburgh
2000 Brian Urlacher LB Chicago
1999 Jevon Kearse DE Tennessee
1998 Charles Woodson CB Oakland
1997 Peter Boulware LB Baltimore
1996 Simeon Rice DE Arizona
1995 Hugh Douglas DE New York Jets
1994 Tim Bowens DT Miami
1993 Dana Stubblefield DT San Francisco
1992 Dale Carter CB Kansas City
1991 Mike Croel LB Denver
1990 Mark Carrier S Chicago
1989 Derrick Thomas LB Kansas City
1988 Erik McMillan S New York Jets
1987 Shane Conlan LB Buffalo
1986 Leslie O'Neal DE San Diego
1985 Duane Bickett LB Indianapolis
1984 Bill Maas DT Kansas City
1983 Vernon Maxwell LB Baltimore
1982 Chip Banks LB Cleveland
1981 Lawrence Taylor LB New York Giants
1980 Buddy Curry LB Atlanta
1980 Al Richardson LB Atlanta
1979 Jim Haslett LB Buffalo
1978 Al Baker DE Detroit
1977 A.J. Duhe DE Miami
1976 Mike Haynes CB New England
1975 Robert Brazile LB Houston
1974 Jack Lambert LB Pittsburgh
1972 Willie Buchanon CB Green Bay
1971 Isiah Robertson LB Los Angeles Rams
1970 Bruce Taylor CB San Francisco
Comeback Player of the Year
Year Name Position Team
2009 Tom Brady QB New England
2008 Chad Pennington QB Miami
2007 Greg Ellis LB Dallas
2006 Chad Pennington QB New York Jets
2005 Teddy Bruschi / Steve Smith LB / WR New England / Carolina
2004 Drew Brees QB San Diego
2003 Jon Kitna QB Cincinnati
2002 Tommy Maddox QB Pittsburgh
2001 Garrison Hearst RB San Francisco
2000 Joe Jackson DE New Orleans
1999 Bryant Young DT San Francisco
1998 Doug Flutie QB Buffalo
1997 Robert Brooks WR Green Bay
1996 Jerome Bettis RB Pittsburgh
1995 Jim Harbaugh QB Indianapolis
1994 Dan Marino QB Miami
1993 Marcus Allen RB Kansas City
1992 Randall Cunningham QB Philadelphia
1991 Jim McMahon QB Philadelphia
1990 Barry Word RB Kansas City
1989 Ottis Anderson RB New York Giants
1988 Greg Bell RB Los Angeles Rams
1987 Charles White RB Los Angeles Rams
1986 Tommy Kramer QB Minnesota
1986 Joe Montana QB San Francisco
1984 John Stallworth WR Pittsburgh
1983 Billy Johnson WR Atlanta
1982 Lyle Alzado DE Los Angeles Raiders
1981 Ken Anderson QB Cincinnati
1980 Jim Plunkett QB Oakland
1979 Larry Csonka RB Miami
1978 John Riggins RB Washington
1977 Craig Morton QB Denver
1976 Greg Landry QB Detroit
1975 Dave Hampton RB Atlanta
1974 Joe Namath QB New York Jets
1973 Roman Gabriel QB Philadelphia
1972 Earl Morrall QB Miami