The sixth annual NFL Honors show was televised Saturday night, with players and personnel from across the league in attendance. Keegan-Michael Key was the host, and although he abstained from the Cleveland Browns’ league-worst record this season, he did go after their dreadful drought and run on quarterbacks:
Key: “I really wish [the Falcons] luck tomorrow, I really do. The Atlanta Falcons have been in the NFL for over half a century and never won a Super Bowl — NEVER. I mean...they’re like the Cleveland Browns of football.”
(Camera pans to a shot of Jim Brown in the audience).
Key: “Uh-oh...there’s Jim. I’m in trouble. Sadly, the Browns’ quarterback crisis continues. Cleveland ran through three more starters this season, making it 26 since the year 2000. And they say no one’s creating jobs in the rust belt. (Gesturing fist) They’re poor I tell ya!”
Here is the video of what I described:
No members of the Browns were up for any of the actual awards, which I have recapped below. Here are the awards for the NFL, as announced by the Associated Press.
Offensive Rookie of the Year:
The winner is Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, who had 28.5 votes. The only other player who received votes was Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (21.5).
Defensive Rookie of the Year:
Coach of the Year:
The winner is Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, who had 25 votes. The other people who got votes were the Patriots' Bill Belichick (14), Dolphins' Adam Gase (6), Raiders' Jack Del Rio (4), and Chiefs' Andy Reid (1).
Defensive Player of the Year:
The winner is Raiders OLB Khalil Mack, who had 18 votes. The other people who got votes were Broncos OLB Von Miller (17), Giants S Landon Collins (11), Rams DT Aaron Donald (3), Cowboys LB Sean Lee (2), and Chiefs S Eric Berry (1).
Offensive Player of the Year:
The winner is Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who had 15.5 votes. The other people who got votes were Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (11), Cardinals RB David Johnson (8), Patriots QB Tom Brady (7), Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot (5.5), Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell (1), Raiders QB Derek Carr (1), and Saints QB Drew Brees (1).
Comeback Player of the Year:
The winner is Packers WR Jordy Nelson, who had 36 votes. The other people who got votes were Dolphins OLB Cameron Wake (11), Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (2), and Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell (1).
Most Valuable Player:
The winner is Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who had 25 votes. The other people who got votes were Patriots QB Tom Brady (10), Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot (6), Raiders QB Derek Carr (6), Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (2), and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (1).
Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Perhaps the biggest news everyone is talking about is the fact that WR Terrell Owens did not make it.