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NFL Honors awards summary: Rodgers named MVP of NFL, ceremony and show

The NFL MVP will be named today as some of the biggest stars from the sports and entertainment world come together at YouTube Theater at Sofi Stadium.

Award winners:

- NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers

- Offensive Player of the Year: Cooper Kupp

- Defensive Player of the Year: T.J. Watt

- Offensive Rookie of the Year: Ja'Maar Chase

- Defensive Rookie of the Year: Micah Parsons (unanimous)

- Comeback Player of the Year: Joe Burrow

- Coach of the Year: Mike Vrabel

- Walter Payton Man of the Year: Andrew Whitworth

- Moment of the Year: Justin Tucker's 66 yard  field goal

Rodgers wins fourth MVP

Aaron Rodgers has been named the Associated Press NFL MVP for the second straight year, and the fourth time in his career.

Spotlight on Sofi before Super Bowl Sunday

The NFL’s best gathered at Sofi Stadiums YouTube Theater for the NFL Honors show just a few days before the Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.

Members of both the Bengals and the Rams were honored in the awards ceremony. While Joe Burrow collected his Comeback Player of the Year award via telecast with the rest of his teammates, Cooper Kupp, and Andrew Whitworth collected their awards in person on the NFL’s gala night.

Whitworth gave a rousing speech after receiving the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and Cooper Kupp won the Offensive Player of the Year award after winning the receiving triple crown.

Watt hands off to Watt

Three time defensive player of the year J.J. Watt got a chance to pass the torch to his brother T.J. after the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end tied Michale Strahan’s single season sack record with 22.5.

The Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Maar Chase was watching with along side Burrow at the Bengals watch party, while the Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons was the unanimous selection after a fantastic debut season.

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel was named the NFL’s Coach of the Year after leading his team to a top seed in the AFC in a season where he was without the league’s most dominate player for half the season.

Justin Tucker’s record-breaking, game-winning 66 yard field goal was highlighted as the 2021 Moment of the Year, but the moment of the night was Aaron Rodgers being called to stage to collect his fourth NFL MVP award.

Rodgers goes back-to-back, but will he be back in GB?

There was a point in time during the preseason when Rodgers’ future looked bleak in Green Bay, but the Super Bowl Champion stayed in the Frozen Tundra and defended his MVP from last year.

Rodgers passed for 4,115, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading the Packers to a one seed in the NFC.

After the ceremony Rodgers left plenty of reason to question his future again this offseason telling NFL Network, “I’ve got some decisions to make, for sure.” The four time MVP went on to say, “I’ve had good conversations with Green Bay, I’ll do some contemplating and make a decision pretty quick.”

A Rod goes back-to-back

The Man of the Year will look to round out the season with a Super Bowl win of Sunday.

Walter Payton Man of the Year

Andrew Whitworth has been named the NFL Man of the Year for his commitment to his community and off the field contributions in the city of LA.

Rodgers joins elite list with 2nd straight MVP

Rodgers joins Jim Brown, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana and Brett Farve as the only players to be named MVP in back-to-back season.

NFL Most Valuable Player

Aaron Rodgers is the NFL's MVP for the second straight year! What a year it was for Rodgers who looked like he was going to ship out of Green Bay. He stayed with the Packers and passed for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and just four interceptions while completing 68.9% of his passes.

We have just two more awards to give out here from YouTube Theater in Sofi Stadium. The NFL MVP and the Walter Payton Award will cap off a night of celebration from Los Angeles.

NFL Offensive Player of the Year

The Offensive Player of the Year is Cooper Kupp. He got the triple cownleading the NFL in recpetions (145), yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16)

The nominees for Offensive Player of the Year

- Tom Brady

- Jonathan Taylor

- Aaron Rodgers

- Cooper Kupp

The NFL Honors Show pays tribute to Carl Nassib, who had one of the moments of the season even before Week 1. Nassib told the world he was gay, becoming the first active gay NFL player. By him coming out, it opened the door for millions of members of the LBGTQ community to purse their dreams.

Coach of the Year

Mike Vrable is named the 2021 Coach of the Year after leading the Titans to a 12-5 season, and a one seed in the AFC

NFL Fan of the Year Henry Ison and Cedric the Entertainer present the nominees for Coach of the Year. Here are the nominees

- Mike Vrable

- Sean McVay

- Matt LaFluer

- Rich Bisaccia

The Comeback Player of the Year took his team to new heights, and he and Ja'Maar Chase are going to be a problem in the future.

Parsons had 84 yards and 13 sacks in his NFL debut season.

Comeback player of the Year

Joe Burrow is the Comeback POY after he tore his MCL and ACL in Week 11 of last season. Since then he not only recovered from a serious knee injury, but passed for 4,611 yards, with 34 TDs and completing 70.4% of his passes.

The candidate for Comeback player of the Year:

- Dak Prescott

- Joe Burrow

It's hard to choose between all the highlights of Ja'Maar Chase's highlights, but were going with this one that helped topple the Chiefs in the the regular season.

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Micah Parsons is the unanimous pick for Defensive Rookie of the Year, and how could he not be? If it wasn't for T.J. Watt tying the sacks record, he might be the Defensive POY as a rookie.

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Ja'Maar Chase is the AP Offesive ROY!! The Bengals rookie had 81 receptions for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns in his first year out of college.

The candidates for Offensive Rookie of the Year

Jalen Waddle, Ja'maar Chase, and Mac Jones


Here you have it. The moment of the year. Justin Tucker's dramatic 66 yard field goal to win the game at the final second in Detroit.

Here was Watt's record tying sack to end the season level with Michael Strahan's 22.5

Moment of the Year

Ravens great Ray Lewis comes out to present the NFL Moment of the Year, and it goes to... another Raven. Justin Tucker for his record breaking, game-winning 66 yard field goal against the Detroit Lions.

AP Defensive Player of the Year

T.J. Watt is the NFL DPOY!!! His brother has won three and now T.J. gets his own.

The Nominees are, Aaron Donald, T.J Watt and MIchah Parsons (rookie),

Katy Perry and J.J. Watt are out first to present the award for the AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Keegan Michael-Key starts the show with a musical  number which I could only imagine is called "We're back."

Keegan Miachel-Key starts the show with a musical number which I could only imagine is called "We're back"

We are underway from YouTube Theater in Los Angles!!!

Will Mac Jones be leaving tonight as the NF MVP?

Who will be the winner of tonight's awards?

Here are the awards that will be given out tonight:
- NFL MVP, 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

- Coach of the Year

- Walter Payton Man of the Year

Everything you need to know is right here

AS English will have you covered all night as Keegan-Michael Key will be hosting the ceremony from YouTube Theater at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

NFL Honors Show

Hello everyone and welcome to Las Vegas, where they are no strangers to the red carpet. Tonight the spotlight turns from the big screen to the grid iron where football’s biggest stars will take front stage in the NFL Honors Show.


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