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NFL Honors: Awards announced, Browns continue trend of being featured in opening

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The annual awards are announced, plus a video clip of Steve Harvey mentioning the Cleveland Browns in his opening monologue.

9th Annual NFL Honors - Arrivals Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The ninth annual NFL Honors show was televised Saturday night, with players and personnel from across the league in attendance. Steve Harvey was the host for the second straight year, and with him being from Cleveland, that means the Browns were again featured prominently in the opening monologue.

This year, Harvey joked about getting a second year to host, unlike the number of years that Browns coaches get, before pleading with WR Jarvis Landry and WR Odell Beckham not to leave Cleveland.

No members of the Browns were up for an award. Two former coaches from the Browns received consideration for coach and assistant coach of the year. Here are the awards for the NFL, as announced by the Associated Press.


Offensive Rookie of the Year:

The winner is Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, who had 26.5 votes. The other people who got votes were Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (13), Titans WR A.J. Brown (9), and Eagles RB Miles Sanders (1).


Defensive Rookie of the Year:

The winner is 49ers DE Nick Bosa, who had 43 votes. The other people who got votes were Raiders DL Maxx Crosby (4), Steelers LB Devin Bush (2), and Jaguars DE Josh Allen (1).


Assistant Coach of the Year:

The winner is former Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who had 41 votes. The other people who got votes were 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (2), Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale (2), Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (1), Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine (1), Patriots wide receivers coach Joe Judge (1), and Titans offense coordinator Arthur Smith (1).


Coach of the Year:

The winner is Ravens HC John Harbaugh, who had 27.5 votes. The other people who got votes were 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan (14.5), Packers HC Matt LaFleur (3), Steelers HC Mike Tomlin (2), Bills HC Sean McDermott (2), and Saints HC Sean Payton (1).


Defensive Player of the Year:

The winner is Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore, who had 21 votes. The other people who got votes were Cardinals DE Chandler Jones (14), Steelers LB T.J. Watt (10), Buccaneers LB Shaq Barrett (2), Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (1), Bills CB Tre’Davious White (1), and Rams DT Aaron Donald (1).


Offensive Player of the Year:

The winner is Saints WR Michael Thomas, who had 19 votes. The other people who got votes were Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (17), Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (12), Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (1), and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (1).


Comeback Player of the Year:

The winner is Titans QB Ryan Tannehill, who had 16 votes. The other people who got votes were 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (15), with the rest TBA.


Most Valuable Player:

The winner is Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, who had 50 votes. It is the second time in NFL history that there has been a unanimous selection for MVP.


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