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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, CBSSports.com)
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, CBSSports.com)

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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bluegray213
Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:34 pm
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Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:24 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

By your logic Peyton Manning should win MVP this season because his team clearly demonstrated that they are absolutely useless without him...things evolve. I'd say Aaron Rodgers had a chance to fill that criteria but Matt Flynn came in and completel torched Detroit's D so maybe it isn't all Rodgers. If we go by literally who is the most valuable to his team every decent offensive lineman would be up for the award but you'd never see that.  I don't even know what your point is...



Since: Oct 2, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:24 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Do not be a fool. Brres played a total of 7 more quarters than Rogers. Payton pads Brees stats every year. Not saying Brees is not great cause he is but Rogers deserved it. The comments about Matt Flynn running the offense is a joke



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:06 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

The MVP award was originally creat to award the player deemed the most valuable to his team it became an award for the best overall player in the NFL about 20 years ago.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:03 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Sean Peyton game planned specifically to get Brees those stats. He is a great QB but Rodgers deserves it more. IF McCarthy had game planned the same way Peyton did and let Rodgers throw an extra 150 times (to equal Brees' attempts), Rodgers would have thrown for over 6000 yards. I lost a bit of respect for the Saints this year as they kept throwing the ball on some of the teams they were blowing out. In Packer blow-outs, they run the ball to kill the clock. Besides, Rodgers never had a game this season with multiple interceptions. Brees had 5 games with multiple interceptions.



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:02 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

ronboss, if you are going to make comments regarding another person's intelligence you should at least check your own spelling so you do not look quite so idiotic. You'll still look idiotic for the comments, I can't help you with that but at least you will look slightly less so.



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:56 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Brees and the Saints get scewed again.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:36 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Once again Brees gets screwed over. Matt Flynn showed in the last week of the season how easily he could run that offense. With Brees the Saints wouldnt be able to put up the stats or win as many games. Dont care what any of you hating assholes say. Brees is the TRUE MVP of the season, just like he should of won it in 2008 over that faggot Manning. Voters continue to screw out N.O. players on awards when they deserve them. I'm glad my Saints are destorying records no matter how much the NFL and the media trys to down play the Saints into not wanting them to win.


RonBoss2
Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:30 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:27 pm
 

Rodgers wins MVP, Brees and Suggs get POY Awards

Bamasteven, you are another example of an internet tough guy...  Making offensive comments on blogs that you would never say in person... Would love to see Newton slap the taste out of your mouth if you said it to his face... 


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