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The NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season.

The only member of the Green Bay Packers to be awarded the honor is quarterback Brett Favre, who was voted as the Offensive Player of the Year in 1995, in addition to being the NFL Most Valuable Player.

Multiple-award winners include Marshall Faulk and Earl Campbell, both of whom won the award three consecutive times each. Two-time winners include Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning. As of the 2016 NFL season, the most recent winner is Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons.

WinnersEdit

NFL Offensive Player of the Year winners
Presented by the Associated Press
Year No. Player of the Year Pos Team Rate Yds TD Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
1972 Redskins helmet Larry Brown RB Redskins helmet Washington Redskins -- -- -- 285 1,216 8 32 473 4
1973 Simpson1 O.J. Simpson RB Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 56.2 -3 0 332 2,003 12 6 70 0
1974 Stabler1 Ken Stabler QB Raiders helmet Oakland Raiders 94.9 2,469 12 12 -2 1 -- -- --
1975 Tarkenton1 Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings helmet Minnesota Vikings 91.8 2,994 25 16 108 2 -- -- --
1976 Painter1 Bert Jones QB Colts helmet Baltimore Colts 102.5 3,104 24 38 214 2 -- -- --
1977 Payton1 Walter Payton RB Bears helmet Chicago Bears -- -- -- 339 1,852 14 27 269 2
1978 Campbell1 Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet Houston Oilers -- -- -- 302 1,450 13 12 48 0
1979 Campbell1 Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet Houston Oilers -- -- -- 368 1,697 19 16 94 0
1980 Campbell1 Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet Houston Oilers 135.4 57 1 373 1,934 13 11 47 0
1981 KAnderson1 Ken Anderson QB Bengals helmet Cincinnati Bengals 98.4 3,754 29 46 320 1 -- -- --
1982 Fouts1 Dan Fouts QB Chargers helmet San Diego Chargers 93.3 2,883 17 9 8 1 -- -- --
1983 Theismann2 Joe Theismann QB Redskins helmet Washington Redskins 97.0 3,714 29 37 234 1 -- -- --
1984 Marino1 Dan Marino QB Dolphins helmet Miami Dolphins 108.9 5,084 48 28 -7 0 -- -- --
1985 MAllen1 Marcus Allen RB Raiders helmet Los Angeles Raiders 77.1 16 0 380 1,759 11 11 67 3
1986 Dickerson1 Eric Dickerson RB Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams -- -- -- 404 1,821 11 26 205 0
1987 Rice1 Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 8 51 1 65 1,078 22
1988 Craig1 Roger Craig RB 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 310 1,502 9 76 534 1
1989 Montana1 Joe Montana QB 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 112.4 3,521 26 49 237 3 -- -- --
1990 Moon1 Warren Moon QB Oilers helmet Houston Oilers 96.8 4,689 33 55 215 2 -- -- --
1991 TThomas1 Thurman Thomas RB Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills -- -- -- 288 1,407 7 62 631 5
1992 SYoung1 Steve Young QB 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 107.0 3,465 25 76 537 4 -- -- --
1993 Rice1 Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 3 69 1 98 1,503 15
1994 Sanders1 Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet Detroit Lions -- -- -- 331 1,883 7 44 283 1
1995 Favre1 Brett Favre QB Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 99.5 4,413 38 39 181 3 -- -- --
1996 TDavis1 Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet Denver Broncos -- -- -- 345 1,538 13 36 310 2
1997 Sanders1 Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet Detroit Lions -- -- -- 335 2,053 11 33 305 3
1998 TDavis1 Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet Denver Broncos -- -- -- 392 2,008 21 25 217 2
1999 Faulk99 Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 253 1,381 7 87 1,048 5
2000 Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 253 1,359 18 81 830 8
2001 Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 260 1,382 12 83 765 9
2002 PHolmes1 Priest Holmes RB Chiefs helmet Kansas City Chiefs -- -- -- 313 1,615 21 70 672 3
2003 JLewis1 Jamal Lewis RB Ravens helmet Baltimore Ravens -- -- -- 387 2,066 14 26 205 0
2004 PManning1 Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet Indianapolis Colts 121.1 4,557 49 25 38 0 -- -- --
2005 SAlexander1 Shaun Alexander RB Seahawks helmet Seattle Seahawks -- -- -- 370 1,880 27 15 78 1
2006 Tomlinson06 LaDainian Tomlinson RB Chargers helmet San Diego Chargers 125.0 20 2 348 1,815 28 56 508 3
2007 Brady1 Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet New England Patriots 117.2 4,806 50 37 98 2 -- -- --
2008 Brees1 Drew Brees QB Saints helmet New Orleans Saints 96.2 5,069 34 22 -1 0 -- -- --
2009 Chris Johnson3 Chris Johnson RB Titans helmet Tennessee Titans -- -- -- 358 2,006 14 50 503 2
2010 Brady1 Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet New England Patriots 111.0 3,900 36 31 30 1 -- -- --
2011 Brees1 Drew Brees QB Saints helmet New Orleans Saints 110.6 5,476 46 21 86 1 -- -- --
2012 APeterson1 Adrian Peterson RB Vikings helmet Minnesota Vikings -- -- -- 348 2,097 12 40 217 1
2013 ManningBroncos Peyton Manning QB Broncos helmet Denver Broncos 115.1 5,477 55 32 -31 1 -- -- --
2014 Cowboys29 DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys helmet Dallas Cowboys -- -- -- 392 1,845 13 57 416 0
2015 Newton1 Cam Newton QB Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers 99.4 3,837 35 132 636 10 -- -- --
2016 MRyan1 Matt Ryan QB Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons 117.1 4,944 38 35 117 0 -- -- --

ComparisonEdit

By playerEdit

Earl Campbell (with the Houston Oilers) and Marshall Faulk (with the St. Louis Rams) are the only two players to have won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award on three separate occassions, both players doing so in consecutive seasons. Campbell won the award from 1978-1980, Faulk winning from 1999-2001.

Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning have won the award on two separate occassions.

National Football League Offensive Player of the Year Award winners
• Multiple winners by player •
Tier No. Player of the Year Pos Team Seasons Awards
1st Campbell1 Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet Houston Oilers 1978 • 1979 • 1980 3
Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet St. Louis Rams 1999 • 2000 • 2001
2nd Rice1 Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet San Francisco 49ers 1987 • 1993 2
Sanders1 Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet Detroit Lions 1994 • 1997
TDavis1 Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet Denver Broncos 1996 • 1998
Brady1 Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet New England Patriots 2007 • 2010
Brees1 Drew Brees QB Saints helmet New Orleans Saints 2008 • 2011
PManning1
ManningBroncos
Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet Indianapolis Colts
Broncos helmet Denver Broncos
2004 • 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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