SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award.
Offensive Player of a Year, too.
And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL respect as well.
Newton, a Carolina Panthers star, won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of a Year awards Saturday night.
“It means so much, though not usually for myself,” Newton pronounced in a video acceptance debate for a MVP award. “To be a initial chairman in Panthers story to win it — that’s what I’m many unapproachable about. I’ve perceived a lot of awards, though to be means to get this classification here, I’m unequivocally proud. We didn’t get in this position by happenstance. It took years of tough work and dedication, and now we are reaping a benefits.”
Newton was not on palm during NFL Honors since he is kind of bustling scheming for a small diversion on Sunday opposite Denver. But usually as he has for many of a week — for many of a season, unequivocally — Newton still was a widespread figure.
His father, mom and dual brothers supposed a Offensive Player award.
“Cam took an radical tour to get here and we’re usually so unapproachable of what has happened, my family and I,” pronounced Newton’s father Cecil. “So many interjection go out to so many people, from Pop Warner to a Panthers. we don’t have time to tell we all, ‘Thank you.’ You know who we are. We know who we are.”
Newton was a landslide choice for MVP with 48 votes from a national row of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who frequently cover a NFL. Fellow QBs Tom Brady and Carson Palmer any perceived one vote.
Newton warranted 18 votes for tip descent player. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was subsequent with 10.
The All-Pro quarterback set an NFL symbol for a position with 45 touchdowns this season: 35 flitting and 10 rushing. He also ranked sixth in passer rating (99.4), while throwing for 3,837 yards. His 636 yards on a belligerent simply led all QBs, and a 10 touchdowns rushing were some-more than All-Pro using behind Doug Martin of Tampa Bay scored.
Rivera led a Panthers to an rare third true NFC South pretension and dual playoff victories. In a deteriorate featuring several glorious coaching jobs, Rivera simply outdistanced a field. He perceived 36 1/2 votes, distant in front of Kansas City’s Andy Reid with 6 votes.
Rivera also won a endowment dual years ago. He dedicated this one to his late brother, Mickey, who died recently.
“It’s a extensive endowment for a organization,” Rivera said. “It validates all that we’ve done. And again, a success always starts during a top. we unequivocally do conclude a owner, Mr. (Jerry) Richardson, for desiring in me and giving me my opportunity. Dave Gettleman and Marty Hurney – a dual ubiquitous managers I’ve worked with – we appreciate them for what they’ve done. Our coaching staff has been tremendous; a players have been outstanding.”
Another glorious player, Houston finish J.J. Watt won his third Defensive Player of a Award in 5 pro seasons. He also won it in 2012 and final year, when he was a unanimous choice.
This time, in restraining Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor as a usually players to take a endowment 3 times, Watt warranted 37 votes.
“It’s roughly formidable to sense since I’ve usually been in a joining 5 years,” Watt said. “So to consider about where I’ve come from and where we am now and what lies ahead, those form of things it roughly doesn’t register since of a mass of a guys that have come before me. So to even be deliberate among those guys is truly incredible. But we meant that’s what a idea is. The idea is to come out here and try to be one of a best ever.
Watt spoke about personification football in a yard with his brothers while flourishing adult in Wisconsin, sanctimonious to be Packers stars Reggie White or Brett Favre.
“There competence be kids out there sanctimonious that they’re wearing No. 99 is literally one of a coolest things in a whole world,” Watt said. “I was a 2-star partisan … going into college, and now we have 3 Defensive Player of a Year trophies, so (take that) all we guys who doubted me.”
Kansas City reserve Eric Berry gave an emotionally charged debate while usurpation Comeback Player of a Year. At one point, his eyes welled with tears and he paused before usurpation a award.
Berry missed 10 games a prior deteriorate battling lymphoma, afterwards returned to a Chiefs to turn an All-Pro. His inspirational story and glorious opening on a margin warranted him 38 votes.
“Everybody, usually live out your dreams. Don’t let anything come in between,” Berry said. “I’m truly honored, truly blessed, truly grateful to be station here before we all. … It was some tough times. It was some times where we felt like we couldn’t do it anymore. … There was a lot of severe times, a lot of severe nights, a lot of waste nights.”
And now, a rewarding night.
His teammate, cornerback Marcus Peters, took Defensive Rookie of a Year. Peters tied for a joining lead with 8 interceptions in assisting a Chiefs make a playoffs. He perceived 45 votes.
Rams using behind Todd Gurley took Offensive Rookie with 27 votes, good forward of a 17 for Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, a initial altogether collect in final year’s draft. Gurley missed a initial dual games of 2015, afterwards went on a rip that enclosed 4 true 100-yard rushing performances: 146, 159, 128 and 133 yards. He finished a deteriorate third in joining rushing and scored 10 touchdowns.
His voice burst with tension as he mentioned entrance behind from his ACL injury. And during a finish of his speech, he referenced a Rams’ imminent pierce from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
“I usually wish to contend something to a St. Louis fans: we know we all competence be unhappy that we competence be withdrawal but, we know, it’s out of a control,” Gurley said.
Wade Phillips’ work in branch a Denver invulnerability into a stingiest in a NFL got him a Assistant Coach of a Year award. The Broncos ranked initial altogether and opposite a pass, third contra a run.
Phillips, who has been a conduct manager for 3 franchises and halt for 3 more, perceived 16 votes, twice that of Hue Jackson, a Bengals’ descent coordinator in 2015 and now Cleveland’s coach.
San Francisco receiver Anquan Boldin perceived a Walter Payton NFL Man of a Year endowment for his off-field work.
AP Pro Football Writers Rob Maaddi, Teresa M. Walker and Howard Fendrich contributed to this story.
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