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NFL Honors: Awards Announced, Browns Part of Several Jokes

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The fourth annual NFL Honors show was televised Saturday night, with players and personnel from across the league in attendance. NBC's Seth Myers was the host and was on fire for his opening monologue, roasting players, coaches, and even NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But then, it came time to lay it all on the Browns, particularly QB Johnny Manziel:

Seth Myers: "I should also mention that tonight's show should run two hours...or about twice as long as the Johnny Manziel era."

(Audience gives a combination of laughs and groans as camera pans to Joe Namath laughing)

Seth Myers: "It was a rough start for Johnny Football this year, but it makes more sense when you learn that his middle name is 'College.' Johnny College Football. "

(More laughs. Camera pans to Troy Aikman, putting on a semi-fake grin, DE J.J. Watt maintaining a smile, and NBC news anchor Brian Williams grinning from ear to ear as he is giving a big applause)

Seth Myers: "Manziel was fined $10,000 for an obscene gesture, then went 0-2 in his two starts, and he was spotted hanging out with Justin Bieber. When asked if he thought it affected his performance, Bieber said, 'na, I wasn't that good to begin with."

(General laugh, but enough is enough)

Seth Myers: "Speaking of the Browns, NFL legend Jim Brown is here."

(Audience applauds, as the camera flashes to a grinning Brown)

Jim Brown
Seth Myers: "Did you enjoy the end of the Browns season, Jim?"

(Camera pans back to Brown, who has to be thinking, 'this F#%$ is making a joke out of me.')

Jim Brown
Seth Myers: "That's nice...it's always good to see you having a lovely time."

(The camera flashes to Brown one more time, with slight laughter from the audience. His scorn turns into a late grin just before the cameras flash back to Myers, who moves on to his next victim)

Jim Brown

Sadly, the Browns weren't up for any of the actual awards.

NFL Associated Press Awards

Here are the awards for the NFL, as announced by the Associated Press.

  • Offensive Rookie of the Year: The winner is Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., who had 42 votes. The other people who got votes were Cowboys OG Zack Martin (7) and WR Mike Evans (1).

  • Defensive Rookie of the Year: The winner is Rams DT Aaron Donald, who had 25 votes. The other people who got votes were Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley (18), Raiders OLB Khalil Mack (6), and 49ers LB Chris Borland (1).

  • Coach of the Year: The winner is Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who had 39.5 votes. The other people who got votes were the Texans' Bill O'Brien (3), Cowboys' Jason Garrett (3), Seahawks' Pete Carroll (2.5), Lions' Jim Caldwell (1), and Patriots' Bill Belichick (1).

  • Defensive Player of the Year: The winner is Texans DE J.J. Watt, who had 50 votes. It's the first time someone has ever won the award unanimously.

  • Offensive Player of the Year: The winner is Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, who had 26 votes. The other people who got votes were Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (15), Steelers WR Antonio Brown (5), Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (2), Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (1), and Cowboys QB Tony Romo (1).

  • Comeback Player of the Year: The winner is Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who had 27 votes. The other people who got votes were Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (7), Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (7), Broncos CB Chris Harris (3), Ravens RB Justin Forsett (2), Texans RB Arian Foster (2), Cardinals LB Larry Foote (1), and Bills QB Kyle Orton (1).

  • Most Valuable Player: The winner is Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who had 31 votes. The other people who got votes were Texans DE J.J. Watt (13), Cowboys QB Tony Romo (2), Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (2), Patriots QB Tom Brady (1), and Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner (1). As someone said on Twitter, "Did someone make a mistake?" in reference to the one vote that Wagner received.

Hall of Fame Class of 2015