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 2020 NFL season, the most recent winner is Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans.

Winners[edit | edit source]

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.png Larry Brown RB Redskins helmet.png Washington Redskins -- -- -- 285 1,216 8 32 473 4
1973 Simpson1.png O.J. Simpson RB Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills 56.2 -3 0 332 2,003 12 6 70 0
1974 Stabler1.png Ken Stabler QB Raiders helmet.png Oakland Raiders 94.9 2,469 12 12 -2 1 -- -- --
1975 Tarkenton1.png Fran Tarkenton QB Vikings helmet.png Minnesota Vikings 91.8 2,994 25 16 108 2 -- -- --
1976 Painter1.png Bert Jones QB Colts helmet.png Baltimore Colts 102.5 3,104 24 38 214 2 -- -- --
1977 Payton1.png Walter Payton RB Bears helmet.png Chicago Bears -- -- -- 339 1,852 14 27 269 2
1978 Campbell1.png Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers -- -- -- 302 1,450 13 12 48 0
1979 Campbell1.png Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers -- -- -- 368 1,697 19 16 94 0
1980 Campbell1.png Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers 135.4 57 1 373 1,934 13 11 47 0
1981 KAnderson1.png Ken Anderson QB Bengals helmet.png Cincinnati Bengals 98.4 3,754 29 46 320 1 -- -- --
1982 Fouts1.png Dan Fouts QB Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers 93.3 2,883 17 9 8 1 -- -- --
1983 Theismann2.png Joe Theismann QB Redskins helmet.png Washington Redskins 97.0 3,714 29 37 234 1 -- -- --
1984 Marino1.png Dan Marino QB Dolphins helmet.png Miami Dolphins 108.9 5,084 48 28 -7 0 -- -- --
1985 MAllen1.png Marcus Allen RB Raiders helmet.png Los Angeles Raiders 77.1 16 0 380 1,759 11 11 67 3
1986 Dickerson1.png Eric Dickerson RB Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams 158.3 15 1 404 1,821 11 26 205 0
1987 Rice1.png Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 8 51 1 65 1,078 22
1988 Craig1.png Roger Craig RB 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 310 1,502 9 76 534 1
1989 Montana1.png Joe Montana QB 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 112.4 3,521 26 49 237 3 -- -- --
1990 Moon1.png Warren Moon QB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers 96.8 4,689 33 55 215 2 -- -- --
1991 TThomas1.png Thurman Thomas RB Bills helmet2.png Buffalo Bills -- -- -- 288 1,407 7 62 631 5
1992 SYoung1.png Steve Young QB 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 107.0 3,465 25 76 537 4 -- -- --
1993 Rice1.png Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers -- -- -- 3 69 1 98 1,503 15
1994 Sanders1.png Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions -- -- -- 331 1,883 7 44 283 1
1995 Favre1.png Brett Favre QB Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers 99.5 4,413 38 39 181 3 -- -- --
1996 TDavis1.png Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos -- -- -- 345 1,538 13 36 310 2
1997 Sanders1.png Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions -- -- -- 335 2,053 11 33 305 3
1998 TDavis1.png Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos -- -- -- 392 2,008 21 25 217 2
1999 Faulk99.png Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 253 1,381 7 87 1,048 5
2000 Faulk00-01.png Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 253 1,359 18 81 830 8
2001 Faulk00-01.png Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams -- -- -- 260 1,382 12 83 765 9
2002 PHolmes1.png Priest Holmes RB Chiefs helmet.png Kansas City Chiefs -- -- -- 313 1,615 21 70 672 3
2003 JLewis1.png Jamal Lewis RB Ravens helmet.png Baltimore Ravens -- -- -- 387 2,066 14 26 205 0
2004 PManning1.png Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts 121.1 4,557 49 25 38 0 -- -- --
2005 SAlexander1.png Shaun Alexander RB Seahawks helmet.png Seattle Seahawks -- -- -- 370 1,880 27 15 78 1
2006 Tomlinson06.png LaDainian Tomlinson RB Chargers helmet.png San Diego Chargers 125.0 20 2 348 1,815 28 56 508 3
2007 Brady1.png Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 117.2 4,806 50 37 98 2 -- -- --
2008 Brees1.png Drew Brees QB Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints 96.2 5,069 34 22 -1 0 -- -- --
2009 Chris Johnson3.png Chris Johnson RB Titans helmet.png Tennessee Titans -- -- -- 358 2,006 14 50 503 2
2010 Brady1.png Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 111.0 3,900 36 31 30 1 -- -- --
2011 Brees1.png Drew Brees QB Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints 110.6 5,476 46 21 86 1 -- -- --
2012 APeterson1.png Adrian Peterson RB Vikings helmet.png Minnesota Vikings -- -- -- 348 2,097 12 40 217 1
2013 ManningBroncos.PNG Peyton Manning QB Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos 115.1 5,477 55 32 -31 1 -- -- --
2014 Cowboys29.png DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys helmet.png Dallas Cowboys -- -- -- 392 1,845 13 57 416 0
2015 Newton1.PNG Cam Newton QB Panthers helmet.png Carolina Panthers 99.4 3,837 35 132 636 10 -- -- --
2016 MRyan1.png Matt Ryan QB Falcons helmet.png Atlanta Falcons 117.1 4,944 38 35 117 0 -- -- --
2017 Gurley1.PNG Todd Gurley RB Rams helmet.png Los Angeles Rams -- -- -- 279 1,305 13 64 788 6

Comparison[edit | edit source]

By player[edit | edit source]

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.png Earl Campbell RB Oilers helmet.gif Houston Oilers 1978 • 1979 • 1980 3
Faulk00-01.png Marshall Faulk RB Rams helmet.png St. Louis Rams 1999 • 2000 • 2001
2nd Rice1.png Jerry Rice WR 49ers helmet.png San Francisco 49ers 1987 • 1993 2
Sanders1.png Barry Sanders RB Lions helmet.png Detroit Lions 1994 • 1997
TDavis1.png Terrell Davis RB Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos 1996 • 1998
Brady1.png Tom Brady QB Patriots helmet.png New England Patriots 2007 • 2010
Brees1.png Drew Brees QB Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints 2008 • 2011
PManning1.png
ManningBroncos.PNG
Peyton Manning QB Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts
Broncos helmet.png Denver Broncos
2004 • 2013

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