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Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Posted on: February 4, 2012 6:39 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 12:02 pm
Your 2012 NFL MVP is Rodgers. (Ryan Wilson,
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Aaron Rodgers won the 2012 NFL MVP Award on Saturday night with Peyton Manning presenting him the hardware at the first-ever NFL Honors awards in Indy, the night before the Super Bowl.

"Looking forward to seeing you on the field again," Rodgers said as Peyton walked off the stage, before thanking his teammates and fans.

Rodgers was in a close race with Drew Brees for MVP late in the season but blew away the Saints quarterback in the voting, as he received 48 of a possible 50 first-place votes.

Brees got the consolation prize of winning the AP Offensive Player of the Year Award on Saturday night in a season where he broke Dan Marino's record for passing yards in a single season, throwing for 5,676 yards and a record-setting 468 completions. Brees received 43 votes for the award.

"Some pretty remarkable things happened that we were all lucky to be a part of," Brees said, reminiscing about his season. "The older you get the more you appreciate the opportunities and the moments."

The Ravens Terrell Suggs landed the award for Defensive Player of the Year Suggs, also known as T-Sizzle, delivered the funniest line of the night during his acceptance speech.

"I want to thank my parents for deciding to go through with it," Suggs said.
Newton is the NFL's rookie of the year. (Ryan Wilson,

Cam Newton, the Panthers star quarterback, was the first award-winner at the first-ever NFL Honors ceremony, netting the AP Rookie of the Year Award in Indianapolis at the Super Bowl. He also won the Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award, voted on by fans. Broncos linebacker Von Miller won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Newton received 47 of 50 votes from AP voters; Miller received 39 of 50 possible votes. Andy Dalton and Aldon Smith were the respective runner-ups.

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"Even with the lockout, that still didn't stop my process for preparing for the NFL," Newton said. "Whether it with Chris Weinke, George Whitfield, IMG -- everyone had a major role in the success I had this year."

Miller recorded 11.5 sacks with the Broncos and helped lead them to a shocking AFC West division title. Newton broke a number of different records, throwing for the most passing yards (4,051) by a rookie in NFL history, breaking the mark that Peyton Manning set in 1998. Newton also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by any quarterback, scoring 14 times on the ground.

Jim Harbaugh led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and garnered 45 of 50 votes for the AP Coach of the Year Award. Mike McCarthy netted three votes and Denver's John Fox received two.

Matthew Stafford received 21 of 50 votes in winning the AP Comeback Player of the Year Award. The presumed favorite, Alex Smith, only finished third.

Ravens center Matt Birk was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

"This award is not about the recipient, but rather a celebration of the decades-long tradition of NFL players using their unique platform to touch lives and make a positive impact in the communities in which they work and live," Birk said.

He wouldn't comment on whether or not he would return to play again in 2012.

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Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:47 pm

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Every time this guy posts it's obvious that he'd create any point to bash a Wisconsin team or player. No way does Cutler do as well in GB's offense as Rogers. No question that the offense makes Rogers and Flynn better. They are similar type QB's and it was designed for a mobile accurate QB. An undisciplined one like Favre or Cutler does OK but is still prone to the stupid INT. Don't worry Medinah, Mike Tice will improve the Bears offense alot in 2012. Martz didn't play to the strengths of the the Packers. Tice is a very good coach. Expect GB and Chicago to duke it out again this year. I agree that there were other good candidates formthe MVP award but watching Rogers play like a machine on a weekly basis this year was truly incredible. just couldn't shake off the rust in the playoffs and didn't have help on the other side of the ball. If the US loses the Ryder Cup this year, I'm sure Medinahcro will find a reason that Steve Stricker is to blame since he Iives in WI. Ah, the refreshing banter across the WI -IL border.

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:29 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

If Cam Newton hadn't won Rookie of the Year they should have gotten rid of the award. He was amazing this season and the skies the limit on what he can do in the NFL.
I think anyone can agree if Andy Dalton would have won it there wouldn't be a huge disappointment. He took his team to the playoffs and that is what matters in the NFL.

I don't disagree with Cam winning it at all but getting rid of the award if he didn't win it is comical.


Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:48 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Rodgers is sitting home watching the Super Bowl, who cares if he won the MVP award.  I think it is a joke that the team with the best record layed an egg against a very beatable NY Giants team.  He is no better than Brett throwing the interception in 2007 to lose to the Giants.  I said it before and I will say it again the Black and Blue division is getting very pink and fancy. Go back to the roots and win with a running game and defense, we don't need 45 touchdowns in a season when you only have half a dozen rushing touchdowns.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:53 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

@Ronboss2- how is Newton a cheat? or a thief? even if he accepted money that doesnt make him a thief it makes him human these guys are offered tons of money to go to this school or that one and most of them have came from some of the worst neighborhoods in the country and their families NEED the money he was a teenager being offered money to go play football here instead of there that doesnt make him a thief he was GIVEN the money he didnt steal it and he didnt cheat to get into college like some of the dumber players do your bad mouthing a poor kid for taking thousands of dollars to help his family shame on him NOT its shame on the colleges for one not giving these kids more money each month when they wont let them work while on athletic scholarship yet only give them 500 bucks month for NEEDS that includes the high dollar books they have to buy to go to class if you wanna stop stuff like this from happening they need to up the kids money to couple thousand a month to live off of beings they are making millions each week off these kids

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:42 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

@blood70 ELi threw for 4900 yards this year and their running game til the playoffs was terrible how are you goin to say Eli didt have the numbers when you obviously didnt look up the numbers before you said it people like you give the actual knowledgeable fans a bad name

Elis NUmbers for those of you who think he didnt have them


those numbers arent that bad and he would had more TDS if they didnt have a 260 LB halfback that gets the ball at the goalline but just for you ill give ya his RB's numbers also beings you think they held the team together

Bradshaw - 171-659-9TDs

Jacobs - 152-571-7TDs

the two of them combined had less yardage than 4 of the top 5 Rbs in the league and they only had 6 more yards than Arian Foster who didnt play 3 weeks so the statement the running game held them together is just ludicrous

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:24 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

@uconnfan weather didnt play a part in brady numbers either bc how many games did he play in the snow or rain this season absolutely none and saying it was cold doesnt count bc cold air doesnt effect throwing the ball so that argument doesnt hold up

Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:38 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Congrats to the winners! I like to think Andy Dalton in winning that offense rookie and Jared Allen in getting defense of year.

Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:59 am

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Rodgers numbers were sliding in the last couple of weeks,
Really? So does that include the last game he played where he went 21-28 with 5 TD's and a 147 passer rating vs the Bears?

Rodgers just played real well at the beginning of the season.
So what do you call a 115 QB rating with 21 TD's and 3 Int's over the final 8 games?

just do not make comments that are not true.
Pot, meet kettle.

Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:35 pm

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Congrats guys!

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:46 pm

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

A few points many people are overlooking: Rodgers beat Brees head to head in week one; Rodgers had more yards per completion; Finally, Rodgers had 257 yards rushing with 3 TDs and no lost fumbles while Brees had 86 yards rushing with 1 TD and 1 lost fumble. In all, Rodgers had 48 TDs and 6 turnovers while Brees had 47 TDs and 15 turnovers.

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