NFL Honors 2024: Full list of every award winner, including MVP Lamar Jackson and Man of the Year Cameron Heyward

After a full set of awards were handed out for the 2023 NFL season on Thursday night, all that’s left to do is crown a champion and have a parade.

The NFL Honors celebrated the best of the best from the 2023 season, and the AFC North made out well. After the Browns won three major awards, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was awarded the second MVP of his career. Jackson became the 11th player in NFL history to win multiple MVP awards, doing so just a month after turning 27.

Jackson’s division rival Myles Garrett earned his first Defensive Player of the Year award, while San Francisco’s Christian McCaffrey earned Offensive Player of the Year honors three days before playing in Super Bowl 58.

Elsewhere, the Texans swept the Rookie of the Year awards but missed Coach of the Year as Cleveland’s Kevin Stefanski won by the slightest of margins.

After the 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was revealed, Steelers DT Cameron Heyward earned the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award and delivered an emotional speech to the crowd in Las Vegas. 

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The Sporting News tracked live updates and winners from Thursday’s NFL Honors ceremony. Here’s a look at the complete results for each award.

NFL Honors 2024 award winners

Most Valuable Player

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was named the 2023 NFL MVP, earning the award for the second time in his career. Jackson becomes the 11th player in NFL history to win multiple MVP awards.

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Lamar Jackson 49 0 1 493
Dak Prescott 0 17 13 152
Christian McCaffrey 0 17 12 147
Brock Purdy 0 9 5 97
Josh Allen 1 5 11 80

Offensive Player of the Year

49ers RB Christian McCaffrey was named the 2023 NFL Offensive Player of the Year. 

McCaffrey is the 49ers’ first Offensive Player of the Year winner since Jerry Rice, and he’ll have a chance to join Rice as a Super Bowl champion in three short days.

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Christian McCaffrey 39 8 3 222
Tyreek Hill 7 32 8 139
CeeDee Lamb 1 4 28 45
Lamar Jackson 3 3 8 32
Dak Prescott 0 1 2 5

Defensive Player of the Year

Browns DE Myles Garrett was named the 2023 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. 

Garrett, the 2017 No. 1 pick, is a first-time Defensive Player of the Year winner and the first DPOY in Browns history.

The race was exceptionally close, as Steelers OLB T.J. Watt finished with only four fewer first place votes than Garrett. 

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Myles Garrett 23 13 11 165
T.J. Watt 19 11 12 140
Micah Parsons 7 16 6 89
Maxx Crosby 0 5 6 21
DaRon Bland 1 2 3 14

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Offensive Rookie of the Year

Texans QB C.J. Stroud was named the 2023 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Stroud is the first Offensive Rookie of the Year in Texans history, though he joins coach DeMeco Ryans as one of three players to win a Rookie of the Year award.

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
C.J. Stroud 48 2 0 246
Puka Nacua 2 48 0 154
Sam LaPorta 0 0 40 40
Jahmyr Gibbs 0 0 4 4
Bijan Robinson 0 0 3 3

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Texans DE Will Anderson Jr. was named 2023 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Anderson and teammate C.J. Stroud sweep the Rookie of the Year awards. Anderson becomes the third Texan to earn DROY honors, joining Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans.

This was another close race, as Anderson received only two more first place votes than both Jalen Carter and Kobie Turner. 

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Will Anderson Jr. 16 21 8 151
Jalen Carter 14 14 10 122
Kobie Turner 14 6 7 95
Devon Witherspoon 4 7 16 57
Joey Porter Jr. 1 0 1 6

Comeback Player of the Year

Browns QB Joe Flacco was named the 2023 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

This is a wild result, as Bills S Damar Hamlin received eight more first place votes but just didn’t get much support outside of that. Hamlin only played 17 defensive snaps in 2023, so opinions were mixed despite his remarkable return from cardiac arrest.

Player 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Joe Flacco 13 26 8 151
Damar Hamlin 21 7 14 140
Baker Mayfield 10 10 13 93
Matthew Stafford 1 6 7 30
Tua Tagovailoa 4 0 1 21

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Coach of the Year

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was named the 2023 NFL Coach of the Year. 

This is Stefanski’s second Coach of the Year award, making him the 13th coach in NFL history to win the award multiple times. 

The result was a TIE. Stefanski and DeMeco Ryans both finished with 165 points after the voting, but Stefanski received one more first place vote.

Coach 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Kevin Stefanski 21 18 6 165
DeMeco Ryans 20 21 2 165
Dan Campbell 3 3 9 33
Kyle Shanahan 3 3 2 26
John Harbaugh 2 2 10 26

Walter Payton Man of the Year

Steelers DT Cameron Heyward was named the 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year. The prestigious honor comes after Heyward’s 13th season with the Steelers, honoring Heyward for his work helping children in the Pittsburgh community. 

Assistant Coach of the Year

Browns DC Jim Schwartz was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

Coach 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Points
Jim Schwartz 25 10 5 160
Mike Macdonald 11 11 6 94
Ben Johnson 6 10 5 65
Bobby Slowik 4 7 12 53
Todd Monken 3 8 7 46

FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year

49ers QB Brock Purdy and 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey won FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Year, respectively. That caps the night for the 49ers, who have much bigger goals with Super Bowl 58 three days away. 

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner won the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award after his 12th NFL season.

Celebration of the Year

Giants QB Tommy DeVito won Celebration of the Year for his Italian-inspired celebrations during his run with New York.

Moment of the Year

CeeDee Lamb’s 91-yard touchdown reception from Dak Prescott from the Cowboys’ Week 17 win over the Lions was named Moment of the Year. That touchdown also featured a wild escape job by Prescott on what was nearly a safety. 

NFL Honors 2024 live updates, highlights from awards show

(All times Eastern)

10:56 p.m. — Prince Harry (sure, why not?) presents Steelers DT Cameron Heyward with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Heyward is one of the most respected players in the NFL, and he’s emotional as he gives his speech. 

10:48 p.m. — Lamar Jackson is officially a two-time MVP, becoming the 11th player in league history with multiple MVP awards. He wasn’t unanimous, though. Josh Allen received one first place vote.

10:40 p.m. — Wow, Damar Hamlin receives eight more first place votes than Joe Flacco for Comeback Player of the Year, but Flacco wins the award. That’s the third major Browns award tonight.

10:27 p.m. — Ray Lewis pays tribute to the late Jim Brown as the NFL honors those who have died over the past year.

10:20 p.m. — Gayle King comes onto the stage to honor the Lahaina football team and the way the community rebuilt after the Maui wildfires.

10:13 p.m. — The modern-era Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2024: Andre Johnson, Julius Peppers, Devin Hester, Patrick Willis and Dwight Freeney.

10:08 p.m. — 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey beats out Tyreek Hill for his first Offensive Player of the Year award. He says in his speech that the 49ers still have one more game to win…we’ll find out if they can in about 72 hours.

10:00 p.m. — Wow, Coach of the Year voting resulted in a TIE with both Stefanski and Ryans getting 165 points. Stefanski won with one more first place vote than Ryans. 

9:55 p.m. — The presenters announce the Coach of the Year winner as STEPHEN Stefanski, so that’s how it’s going. The real winner, Kevin Stefanski, is now a two-time Coach of the Year after a terrific year leading the Browns. 

9:50 p.m. — After presentations for the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees and the year in flag football, Coach of the Year is up next. 

9:35 p.m. — The Texans sweep! Just like the Jets in 2022 and Saints in 2017, Houston takes both Rookie of the Year awards with Will Anderson Jr. earning defensive honors. 

9:28 p.m. — Deion Sanders presents Myles Garrett with his first Defensive Player of the Year award, and we’re onto Defensive Rookie of the Year next. Can the Texans sweep the ROY awards?

9:23 p.m. — Micah Parsons accepts the Moment of the Year award on behalf of Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb for their 91-yard TD connection against the Lions.

9:18 p.m. — C.J. Stroud is the Offensive Rookie of the Year! He’s the first Texan to ever earn OROY honors. His coach, DeMeco Ryans, was once the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. 

9:14 p.m. — Keegan-Michael Key’s monologue has hit everyone from Aaron Rodgers to Jerry Jones. 

9:12 p.m. — There was a pre-show announcement: Browns DC Jim Schwartz won Assistant Coach of the Year over Mike Macdonald and Ben Johnson. 

9:05 p.m. — Welcome to Vegas: The NFL Honors opens with a Cirque du Soleil performance.

8:58 p.m. — Damar Hamlin is the last player interviewed on the red carpet show, speaking about his intentions to add positivity whenever he’s in the room. Will we hear a Comeback Player of the Year speech from him tonight?

8:40 p.m. — The future of the Texans (and maybe the AFC South?) in one picture:

8:20 p.m. — Myles Garrett went all-white on what could be a special night for him. 

7:50 p.m. — Can the Texans sweep Rookie of the Year like the Jets did last year? C.J. Stroud is the heavy Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite, while Will Anderson Jr. is a leading candidate for DPOY. 

7:30 p.m. — Maxx Crosby is a finalist for what would be his first Defensive Player of the Year award, and he showed up with an impressive fit.

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