Eight acclaimed at NFL Honors Feb 2, 2019 20:15:31 GMT -8
Post by Nevadanut on Feb 2, 2019 20:15:31 GMT -8
ATLANTA, GA - Seven Players and one head coach have received the National Football League's top individual awards.
In nine categories, the honorees were announced on NFL Honors, broadcast tonight on CBS. The annual awards program was hosted by comedian Steve Harvey and featured an audience of several NFL players and coaches. The announcements came on the eve of Super Bowl LIII which features the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won both the Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year trophies. In his first year as the starting quarterback for the Chiefs, he led his team to an American Football Conference best 12-4 record and to the conference championship game before falling in overtime to the Patriots, 37-31.
Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who will anchor his teams defense in the Super Bowl, won his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award. In an expected announcement, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was named Comeback Player of the Year. Luck led the Colts to a playoff berth after missing all of last season, and much of the 2016 season, due to a shoulder injury. His teammate, linebacker Darius Leonard, was honored as Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Former Washington Huskies running back Saquon Barkley took home honors as Offensive Rookie of the year. Seattle Seahawks linebacker Saquem Griffin won the Game Changer Award.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was named Coach of the Year for turning his team around from 5-11 and last place in the National Football Conferences Central Division to a division title, playoff berth and a 12-4 mark. In one of the most notable of the awards, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long was honored as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The award is narrowed down among players from all 32 teams and recognizes the player who has made the biggest impact in the community through philanthropic efforts.
The following is the breakdown of the 2018 season NFL Honors:
Patrick Mahomes (QB, Chiefs) - Most Valuable Player
Patrick Mahomes (QB, Chiefs) - Offensive Player of the Year
Aaron Donald (DL, Rams) - Defensive Player of the Year
Matt Nagy (HC, Bears) - Coach of the Year
Saquon Barkley (RB, Giants) - Offensive Rookie of the Year
Darius Leonard (LB, Colts) - Defensive Rookie of the Year
Andrew Luck (QB, Colts) - Comeback Player of the Year
Shaquem Griffin (LB, Seahawks) - Game Changer Award
Chris Long (DE, Eagles) - Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
Super Bowl LIII will be played on Sunday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The National Anthem will be performed by soul legend Gladys Knight, and the halftime concert will be headlined by the rock band, Maroon 5. The game will be televised on CBS.
SCtoC will be providing live tweets during the Super Bowl through our official twitter account, SCtoC.
(Graphic above: Top; l-r Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Matt Nagy, Chris Long. Bottom, l-r; Saquon Barkley, Darius Leonard, Andrew Luck, Shaquem Griffin)
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