Official League Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1938 NFL Mel Hein New York Giants
1939 NFL Parker Hall Cleveland Rams
1940 NFL Ace Parker Brooklyn Dodgers
1941 NFL Don Hutson Green Bay Packers
1942 NFL Don Hutson Green Bay Packers
1943 NFL Sid Luckman Chicago Bears
1944 NFL Frankie Sinkwich Detroit Lions
1945 NFL Bob Waterfield Cleveland Rams
1946 AAFC Glenn Dobbs Brooklyn Dodgers
1946 NFL Bill Dudley Pittsburgh Steelers
1947 AAFC Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1948 AAFC (tie) Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers
1948 AAFC (tie) Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1949 AAFC Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1960 AFL Abner Haynes Dallas Texans
1961 AFL George Blanda Houston Oilers
Associated Press Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1957 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1958 NFL Gino Marchetti Baltimore Colts
1959 NFL Charley Conerly New York Giants
1960 NFL (tie) Joe Schmidt Detroit Lions
1960 NFL (tie) Norm Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles
1961 AFL George Blanda Houston Oilers
1961 NFL Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers
1962 AFL Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Bills
1962 NFL Jimmy Taylor Green Bay Packers
1963 AFL Tobin Rote San Diego Chargers
1963 NFL Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1964 AFL Gino Cappelletti Boston Patriots
1964 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1965 AFL Jack Kemp Buffalo Bills
1965 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1966 AFL Jim Nance Boston Patriots
1966 NFL Bart Starr Green Bay Packers
1967 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1967 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1968 AFL Joe Namath New York Jets
1968 NFL Earl Morrall Baltimore Colts
1969 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
1970 NFL John Brodie San Francisco 49ers
1971 NFL Alan Page Minnesota Vikings
1972 NFL Larry Brown Washington Redskins
1973 NFL O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills
1974 NFL Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders
1975 NFL Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings
1976 NFL Bert Jones Baltimore Colts
1977 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1978 NFL Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers
1979 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1980 NFL Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Mark Moseley Washington Redskins
1983 NFL Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1984 NFL Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1985 NFL Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders
1986 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1987 NFL John Elway Denver Broncos
1988 NFL Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1991 NFL Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills
1992 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1993 NFL Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys
1994 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1995 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1996 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL (tie) Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL (tie) Barry Sanders Detroit Lions
1998 NFL Terrell Davis Denver Broncos
1999 NFL Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
2000 NFL Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
2001 NFL Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
2002 NFL Rich Gannon Oakland Raiders
2003 NFL (tie) Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2003 NFL (tie) Steve McNair Tennessee Titans
2004 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2005 NFL Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks
2006 NFL LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers
2007 NFL Tom Brady New England Patriots
2008 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2009 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2010 NFL Tom Brady New England Patriots
2011 NFL Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
2012 NFL Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
2013 NFL Peyton Manning Denver Broncos
2014 NFL Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
United Press/United Press International Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1938 NFL Ace Parker Brooklyn Dodgers
1948 AAFC Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1948 NFL Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals
1953 NFL Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1954 NFL Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers
1955 NFL Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1956 NFL Frank Gifford New York Giants
1957 NFL Y.A. Tittle San Francisco 49ers
1958 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1959 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1958 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1960 AFL Abner Haynes Dallas Texans
1960 NFL Norm Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles
1961 AFL George Blanda Houston Oilers
1961 NFL Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers
1962 AFL Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Bills
1962 NFL Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1963 AFL Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers
1963 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1964 AFL Gino Cappelletti Boston Patriots
1964 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1965 AFL Paul Lowe San Diego Chargers
1965 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1966 AFL Jim Nance Boston Patriots
1966 NFL Bart Starr Green Bay Packers
1967 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1967 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1968 AFL Joe Namath New York Jets
1968 NFL Earl Morrall Baltimore Colts
1969 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
Professional Football Writers Assocation Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1975 NFL Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings
1976 NFL Bert Jones Baltimore Colts
1977 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1978 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1979 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1980 NFL Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers
1983 NFL Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1984 NFL Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1985 NFL Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders
1986 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1987 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1988 NFL Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles
1991 NFL Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills
2013 NFL Peyton Manning Denver Broncos
2014 NFL Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
2015 NFL Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
Pro Football Weekly Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1968 AFL Joe Namath New York Jets
1968 NFL Earl Morrall Baltimore Colts
1969 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
1970 NFL John Brodie San Francisco 49ers
1971 NFL Otis Taylor Kansas City Chiefs
1972 NFL Larry Brown Washington Redskins
1973 NFL O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills
1974 NFL Jim Hart St. Louis Cardinals
1975 NFL Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings
1976 NFL Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders
1977 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1978 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1979 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1980 NFL Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers
1983 NFL Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1986 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1987 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1988 NFL Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles
1991 NFL Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills
1993 NFL Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys
1994 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1995 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1996 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL Barry Sanders Detroit Lions
1998 NFL Terrell Davis Denver Broncos
1999 NFL Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
2000 NFL Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
2001 NFL Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
2002 NFL Rich Gannon Oakland Raiders
2003 NFL Jamal Lewis Baltimore Ravens
2004 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2005 NFL Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks
2006 NFL LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers
2007 NFL Tom Brady New England Patriots
2008 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2009 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2010 NFL Tom Brady New England Patriots
2011 NFL Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
2012 NFL Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
The Sporting News Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1954 NFL Lou Groza Cleveland Browns
1955 NFL Otto Graham Cleveland Browns
1956 NFL Frank Gifford New York Giants
1959 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1960 AFL Abner Haynes Dallas Texans
1960 NFL Norm Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles
1961 AFL George Blanda Houston Oilers
1961 NFL Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers
1962 AFL Len Dawson Dallas Texans
1962 NFL Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1963 AFL Clem Daniels Oakland Raiders
1963 NFL Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1964 AFL Gino Cappelletti Boston Patriots
1964 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1965 AFL Paul Lowe San Diego Chargers
1965 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1966 AFL Jim Nance Boston Patriots
1966 NFL Bart Starr Green Bay Packers
1967 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1967 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1968 AFL Joe Namath New York Jets
1968 NFL Earl Morrall Baltimore Colts
1969 AFL Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Mark Moseley Washington Redskins
1983 NFL Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams
1984 NFL Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1985 NFL Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders
1986 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1987 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1988 NFL Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1991 NFL Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills
1992 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1993 NFL Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys
1994 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1995 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1996 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL Barry Sanders Detroit Lions
1998 NFL Terrell Davis Denver Broncos
1999 NFL Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
2000 NFL Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
2001 NFL Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
2002 NFL Rich Gannon Oakland Raiders
2003 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2004 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2005 NFL Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks
2006 NFL LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers
2007 NFL Tom Brady New England Patriots
2008 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2009 NFL Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Newspaper Enterprise Association Player of the Year
Year League Player Team
1955 NFL Harlon Hill Chicago Bears
1956 NFL Frank Gifford New York Giants
1957 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1958 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1959 NFL Charley Conerly New York Giants
1960 NFL Norm Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles
1961 NFL Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1962 NFL Jimmy Taylor Green Bay Packers
1963 NFL (tie) Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1963 NFL (tie) Y.A. Tittle New York Giants
1964 NFL Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts
1965 NFL Jim Brown Cleveland Browns
1966 NFL Bart Starr Green Bay Packers
1967 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1968 NFL Earl Morrall Baltimore Colts
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
1970 NFL John Brodie San Francisco 49ers
1971 NFL Bob Griese Miami Dolphins
1972 NFL Larry Brown Washington Redskins
1973 NFL O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills
1974 NFL Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders
1975 NFL Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings
1976 NFL Bert Jones Baltimore Colts
1977 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1978 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1979 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1980 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers
1983 NFL Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1984 NFL Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1985 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1986 NFL Phil Simms New York Giants
1987 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1988 NFL Roger Craig San Francisco 49ers
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Warren Moon Houston Oilers
1991 NFL Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills
1992 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1993 NFL Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys
1996 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL Barry Sanders Detroit Lions
Maxwell Club Player of the Year (Bert Bell Award)
Year League Player Team
1959 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1960 NFL Norm Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles
1961 NFL Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers
1962 NFL Andy Robustelli New York Giants
1964 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1965 NFL Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles
1966 NFL Don Meredith Dallas Cowboys
1967 NFL Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1968 NFL Leroy Kelly Cleveland Browns
1969 NFL Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams
1970 NFL George Blanda Oakland Raiders
1971 NFL Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys
1972 NFL Larry Brown Washington Redskins
1973 NFL O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills
1974 NFL Merlin Olsen Los Angeles Rams
1975 NFL Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings
1976 NFL Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders
1977 NFL Bob Griese Miami Dolphins
1979 NFL Earl Campbell Houston Oilers
1980 NFL Ron Jaworski Philadelphia Eagles
1981 NFL Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1982 NFL Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1983 NFL John Riggins Washington Redskins
1984 NFL Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1985 NFL Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1986 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1987 NFL Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers
1988 NFL Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles
1989 NFL Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers
1990 NFL Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles
1991 NFL Barry Sanders Detroit Lions
1992 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1993 NFL Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys
1994 NFL Steve Young San Francisco 49ers
1995 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
1996 NFL Brett Favre Green Bay Packers
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