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NFL Honors 2024: Award Winners

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

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The 2023-24 NFL season ended with the Kansas City Chiefs winning the ultimate glory. But before the grand showdown, the National Football League paused to celebrate its brightest stars at the NFL Honors 2024.

The event was held on February 8, 2024, at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada. It paid homage to the remarkable achievements of players throughout the season.

From Lamar Jackson’s second MVP win to Christian McCaffrey’s Offensive Player of the Year title, the night celebrated the outstanding performances of numerous NFL stars.

Let’s learn more about the awards and those who were graced with the 2024 NFL Honor. 


1. Most Valuable Player

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Source: Sports Illustrated

Lamar Jackson (QB) – Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens did not reach the NFL finals, but their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson still managed to bag the league’s top honor: the Most Valuable Player award. He has won this award for the second time.

With this win, Jackson joins an elite club, becoming just the fifth player in NFL history to earn multiple MVP honors within his first six seasons.

Formerly, legends such as Jim Brown, Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, and Patrick Mahomes have earned this honor.

Despite some contract negotiations, the 27-year-old quarterback’s commitment to the Ravens remained unwavering as he signed a record-breaking extension. Under his leadership, the Ravens soared to a league-best 13-4 record


2. Offensive Player of the Year

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Source: DAZN

Christian McCaffrey (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers’ RB, Christian McCaffrey played a full season for the first time and was named the NFL Honors 2024, Offensive Player of the Year.

He is leading the 2023-24 NFL season in several categories, including first downs (114), rushing yards (1,459), scrimmage yards per game (126.4), scrimmage touchdowns (21), and 10-plus yard runs (44), in 16 games. 

McCaffrey’s stellar performance earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl and the AP All-Pro first team. His name was also added to the NFL record books alongside legends like Marshall Faulk.

With an impressive record of over 2,000 scrimmage yards for two different franchises, McCaffrey’s impact is undeniable.


3. Defensive Player of the Year

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Source: News 10 ABC

Myles Garrett (DE) – Cleveland Browns

After years of hard work, Garrett finally won his first NFL Honors 2024 Defensive Player of the Year award, and he deserved it!

His triumph was hard-fought in a neck-and-neck race against opponents like T.J. Watt. Garrett’s impact on the team was way beyond numbers.

He led the Browns to have the best defense in the league, dominating in various areas. Despite facing tough teams, he still rocked the pass rush.

Browns’ late-season winning streak, sealed them a playoff spot, in which Garrett played a crucial role. He is also the first Browns player to win DPOY.

It wasn’t just about him, though. With support from fellow players like Micah Parsons, Garrett’s rise to defensive stardom became possible. 


4. Offensive Rookie of the Year

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Source: Sports Illustrated

C.J. Stroud (QB) – Houston Texans

Texans QB C.J. Stroud also had a great NFL season this year, as he became the first Texans player to win the NFL Honor 2024 for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

His impressive streak of 191 pass attempts without an interception, helped his team to reach their first division title since 2019. 

Stroud’s 4,108 passing yards and an outstanding 470-yard game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made him a rookie sensation of the 2023 NFL season.

Winning the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award was a big recognition of his talent. It also solidified his status among the NFL’s elite players.


5. Defensive Rookie of the Year

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Source: Fox News

Will Anderson Jr. (DE) – Houston Texans

The Houston Texans’ Rookie game was on fire this season. First, C.J. Stroud clinched Offensive Rookie of the Year, and then Will Anderson Jr. was also graced with the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

The Alabama star made a huge impact with seven sacks and helped his team grab the AFC South title. 

Despite battling an ankle injury that benched him for two games, Anderson’s outstanding play earned him the top spot among defensive rookies.

Stroud and Anderson are the Texans’ first duo to sweep the Rookie of the Year awards. With his brilliant performance in NFL 2023-24, Anderson has now joined the ranks of Texans legends like Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans. 


6. Coach of the Year

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Source: Yahoo Sports

Kevin Stefanski – Cleveland Browns

When things looked tough for Cleveland Browns’ coach Kevin Stefanski and his job status was unclear, he surprised everyone by winning the NFL Honors 2024 Coach of the Year award.

Even though key players like Nick Chubb and quarterback Watson got injured early on, Stefanski led the Browns to their second playoff in twenty years, with a great 11-6 record.

The Browns have reached the playoffs three times since they came back to the NFL in 1999, and two of these appearances were under Stefanski’s leadership.

Even though they had to switch between five different quarterbacks in one season, Stefanski’s smart coaching helped the team set a record by winning five games in the last two minutes


7. Comeback Player of the Year

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Source: WKYC

Joe Flacco (QB) – Cleveland Browns

In an exciting end to the regular season, Flacco led the Browns on an amazing five-week run that got them into the playoffs. Because of this, he was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

Flacco, 39, did well for the Browns, winning four out of five games. He also threw 1,616 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.

Even though Flacco didn’t have a team at the start of the season, he got his chance when another player got hurt. He joined the Browns in November and quickly made a big impact.

He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 250 yards and multiple touchdowns in his first five games with a new team.

With Flacco leading the way, the Browns won four games in a row and made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2020.


8. NFL Fan of the Year

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Source: Green Bay Packers

Tom Grossi (Fan) – Green Bay Packers

Tom Grossi was named the NFL Fan of the Year! He was chosen from 32 finalists at the NFL Honors.

Tom, a diehard Green Bay Packers supporter, was recognized for his unwavering dedication to his team.

He has never missed a single Packers game in two decades, which shows Tom’s passion for the game. 

Through his YouTube channel, he spreads positivity and raises funds for charity. He raised over $725,000 since 2021.

Tom’s commitment to football and philanthropy makes him an exemplary fan, and his fandom is celebrated by the NFL in a great way.


9. Moment of the Year 

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Source: Dallas Cowboys

CeeDee Lamb (WR) – Dallas Cowboys

Imagine Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys’ star quarterback, making an incredible play under pressure. He throws a long pass to CeeDee Lamb, who zooms down the field for a thrilling 92-yard touchdown against the Detroit Lions. 

This awesome moment won Lamb the prestigious Moment of the Year award at the NFL Honors 2024. Fans loved watching Prescott and Lamb’s amazing teamwork all season.

Even though some people thought other plays deserved the award, everyone agrees this one was unforgettable.


10. Assistant Coach of the Year

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Source: NBC Sports

Jim Schwartz (DC) – Cleveland Browns

The assistant coach of the Cleveland Browns, Jim Schwartz was the secret weapon behind Brown’s comeback.

He was honored with the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year award in recognition of his great impact on the Browns’ defense.

From turning the league’s worst defense into the best in total yards, third-down efficiency, and passing yards, Schwartz’s leadership has been nothing short of legendary.


List Of Other Award Winners in NFL Honors 2024

Award Winner Position Team
NFL Rookie of the Year C. J. Stroud QB Houston Texas
NFL Man of the Year Cameron Heyward DT Pittsburgh Steelers
Salute to Service Award Joe Cardona LS New England Patriots
Air Player of the Year Brock Purdy QB San Francisco 49ers
Ground Player of the Year Christian McCaffrey RB San Francisco 49ers
Celly of the Year Tommy DeVito QB New York Giants
Deacon Jones Award T. J. Watt LB Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Brown Award Christian McCaffrey RB San Francisco 49ers
Art Rooney Award Bobby Wagner LB Seattle Seahawks

Conclusion

The NFL Honors event is like the Oscars for American football, where the best players get recognized with awards like MVP and Coach of the Year. 

Lamar Jackson won the MVP award, Christian McCaffrey was named the Offensive Player of the Year, and rookies C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr. stood out.

Myles Garrett and Kevin Stefanski also took home top honors, while Joe Flacco made an impressive comeback and won the Comeback Player of the Year award.

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