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Annual NFL Awards

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Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks after winning Super Bowl XLVIII

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Most Valuable Player/Player of the Year
The NFL began awarding the Joe F. Carr Trophy (Carr was league president from 1921-39) to the league's most valuable player in 1938, and continued to do so until 1946. Since that time, the NFL's Most Valuable Players and Players of the Year have been named by a variety of sources including some of the top football publications!

Super Bowl MVP
This page lists each year's recipient of the Super Bowl MVP award!

Offensive Player of the Year
The Associated Press has been honoring the Offensive Player of the Year since 1972!

Defensive Player of the Year
The Associated Press has been honoring the Defensive Player of the Year since 1971!

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Presented annually by The Associated Press!

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
Presented annually by The Associated Press!

NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Another honor awarded by Associated Press!

NFL Coach of the Year
Given to each year's best head coach!

AFL-AFC Player of the Year
This award was presented by the United Press to the top player in the AFL from 1960-1969. After the merger with the NFL, the award was presented to the best player in the AFC until 1996!

NFC Player of the Year
The United Press honored the NFC Player of the Year from 1970 to 1996!

NFL Rookie of the Year
All the best newcomers each season!

AFL/AFC Rookie of the Year
Presented by the UPI to the top rookie in the AFL and AFC!

NFL/NFC Rookie of the Year
Presented by the UPI to the top rookie in the NFC!

NFL Assistant Coach of the Year
The assistant coaches were selected by "Pro Football Weekly" from 1993-1998!

Golden Toe Award
"Pro Football Weekly" gives this award to the league's best kicker!

NFL Executive of the Year
"Pro Football Weekly" even honors the best NFL executives!

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