Rams to host Chiefs in Mexico City next season

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today at his press conference in Minneapolis in advance of Super Bowl LII.

The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring. The game in Mexico is the fourth international game confirmed for 2018, adding to the three previously announced games in London, and a testament to the NFL’s commitment to growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.

In November, the NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced an agreement to play three NFL regular-season games from 2019 to 2021. The previous agreement covered games from 2016 to 2018.

“Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” Goodell said. “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.”

The Rams and Chiefs will both play their first regular-season game in Mexico next season. The Chiefs played a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in Monterrey, Mexico on August 5, 1996, earning a 32-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

“Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. STANLEY KROENKE. “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad. Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of the NFL’s international initiatives once again, and we are excited to face the Rams at historic Estadio Azteca this fall,” said Kansas C​ity Chiefs Chairman & CEO CLARK HUNT. “The support for the NFL in Mexico has grown significantly since our initial trip in 1996. We look forward to returning to Mexico and connecting with a new generation of fans this season.”

Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for the game, which will go on sale this summer, should register their interest at http://www.nfl.com/mexico/registration. Season ticket members of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will receive information directly from the clubs once tickets are ready for sale.

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Nick Foles gets emotional talking about daughter(Watch)

Nick Foles is playing in a Super Bowl. I don’t think anybody thought that would be possible, but it’s real.  Foles will lead the Eagles against the Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl 52.

Foles has come a long way. He went from 27 touchdowns and only 2 picks in 2013 to being benched by the Rams two years later.

After a dominating performance over the Vikings in the NFC title game, Foles is one victory away from being loved forever in the city of Philadelphia.

For Foles, it’s about playing for his not only his teammates but for his daughter.

Today, an emotional Foles talked about his daughter.

Take a listen:

 

Why HOF Willie Roaf missed the ‘Minneapolis Miracle’

It has been a few weeks since Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs did the impossible when he scored a walk-off, miracle touchdown against the Saints to send the Vikings to the NFC title game.

It’s a play that many will remember forever. However, to Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, who played for the Saints from 1993-2001, that play is not so memorable.

In the closing seconds of the game, Roaf decided that watching the end of the game was too much for him to handle, so he chose not to watch:

“I did not want to see what would happen the last 30 seconds, 40 seconds,” Roaf told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “I went outside, so I wasn’t even in the house. My wife came out and told me that they threw the touchdown pass. I could not believe it, and she replayed it for me. And I went into the house and saw it. And I just don’t understand what coverage they were running. All you gotta to do was just tackle the guy in bounds. They got ten seconds on the clock and no timeouts. All you got to do was tackle the guy, and the clock runs out, and the game is over.”

As you can see, Vikings fans will remember this play forever; while Saints fans and Willie Roaf would love to forget about it!

Listen to the story below at the 01:21 mark:

Ex-Giants QB Jeff Hostetler on Foles winning SB 52: ‘He’s got the ability to do it’

If there is one man who knows what it’s like to be Nick Foles, it’s former Giants QB, Jeff Hostetler.

In 1990, Giants starting QB Phil Simms went down in Week 15 with a foot injury against the Bills. The Giants would lose that game and fall to 11-3. Hostetler would start the last two games of the season, and the Giants would finish the regular season at 13-3. Ultimately, he would lead the Giants to a win in Super Bowl XXV against the Bills.

Fast forward to 2017. Eagles QB Carson Wentz tears his ACL in Week 14 against the Rams. Foles would come in and win the game for Philadelphia. He would go on to lead the Eagles to a 13-3 regular season record, and lead the team to Super Bowl LII to face the Patriots.

As you can see, the 1990 Giants and 2017 Eagles are very similar.

Hostetler talked about those similarities:

“I think one of the main things is nobody gave him(Foles) a chance. Four, or five weeks ago everybody jumped off the bandwagon,”  Hostetler told TMZ Sports. “When I was playing with the Giants, we lost three of the previous four games before Simms got hurt. Everybody jumped off that bandwagon, and nobody thought we could do it except for those guys inside that locker room, so I see a lot of similarities there.”

Hostetler believes Foles has the talent to help the Eagles win Super Bowl 52:

“I think he has all the talent surrounding him. He’s got the ability to do it, and he’s got to enjoy the moment.  Don’t put too much pressure himself; go out and prepare and have fun,” Hostetler said.

The 2017 Eagles, like the 1990 Giants, have a ferocious defense and a solid running game.  Like the 1990 Giants, the 2017 Eagles are underdogs(Pats 5 point favorites) going into Super Bowl LII.

New York used their running game and big-time defense to slow down Jim Kelly and the Bills to win Super Bowl XXV. Philly might have to do the same thing to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

 

Westbrook: ‘Carson Wentz will be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles’

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has silenced the doubter and critics, for now. Foles, who became the Eagles starting QB after Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL, has taken the Eagles all the way to Super Bowl 52 to battle the Patriots.

While Wentz had an MVP caliber season, many have wondered what would happen if Foles won Super Bowl 52. Would Foles be the starter moving forward, or would he go back to the bench?

Former Eagles RB Brian Westbrook believes that Wentz will be the starter no matter what happens in Minnesota next week.

“Carson Wentz was on a MVP pace as far as his play earlier this year,” Westbrook told TMZ Sports. “He’s done a great job of getting this team into the position that Nick Foles can take over the reigns and lead them the rest of the way. When Carson Wentz is healthy, trust me, Carson Wentz will be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, there’s no question about it.”

Westbrook does believe another good performance by Foles could get him some decent money elsewhere:

“I will say this, Nick Foles does have an opportunity to earn himself a couple extra bucks in his pocket if he goes out there and plays well,” Westbrook said.

No matter what happens on February 4, Wentz is the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles. He could have easily been the MVP of the league if he would have stayed healthy. To Westbrook’s point, Foles, 29, does have an opportunity to earn some decent money if he plays well in the Super Bowl.

According to Spotrac.com, Foles has more year left after this season on the two-year, $11 million deal that he signed last offseason.

 

 

 

 

NFL: Panthers did not violate concussion protocol after Newton’s injury

Here is the statement from NFL about the Panthers and concussion protocol:

The NFL and NFL Players Association have completed their review of the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during Carolina’s game against the New Orleans Saints on January 7. This review encompassed game footage and medical reports, as well as   public statements and interviews with Mr. Newton and Coach Ron Rivera. Members of the Panthers’ medical team and the independent medical personnel assigned to the game, including all Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultants (UNCs) and the two ATC Booth Spotters, were also interviewed.

As detailed below, the review established that there was no protocol violation. Mr. Newton was properly evaluated for a concussion in the sideline medical tent and did not sustain a concussion.

The review determined the following:

  • Mr. Newton sustained an injury to his right eye.
    • Mr. Newton sustained an abrasion over his right eye and foreign matter in his eye as a result of the tackle.
    • The fact that Mr. Newton sustained an eye injury is apparent from the video footage of the tackle and was confirmed by all the medical personnel that treated Mr. Newton on that day (including the UNC). Mr. Newton told the parties conducting the review that he was taking himself off the field due to his eye injury, which made it difficult for him to see. Mr. Newton told the parties that he never experienced any balance problems or other concussion symptoms.
    • The review established that at no point during the incident did Mr. Newton report or display any signs of a concussion or that would require a locker room examination.
  • When Mr. Newton took a knee as he was walking off the field, he did so at the direction of multiple members of the Panthers sideline coaching and medical staffs.
    • Coach Rivera told the parties conducting this review that he instructed the quarterback coach to tell Mr. Newton to take a knee if he required medical treatment. That instruction was relayed by the coach to Mr. Newton via coach-to-quarterback radio transmittal.
    • At the same time as the coach was providing his instruction by radio, Mr. Newton encountered a member of the Panthers athletic training staff, who had walked onto the field to examine Mr. Newton. That athletic trainer advised Mr. Newton to take a knee so he could examine Mr. Newton’s right eye.
    • Mr. Newton told the parties conducting this review that he took a knee as he walked off the field because: (1) he was instructed to do so by his coach and (2) he wanted to show the athletic trainer his eye injury for the athletic trainer to remove the foreign matter. As outlined below, he did not lose his balance or trip as he went to the turf.
    • This sideline dialogue was confirmed during the review and can also be seen on NFL Films video of the incident.
  • Mr. Newton did not display “gross motor instability,” which would have necessitated a locker room evaluation in the Concussion Protocol.
    • Based on direct observations and review of the incident, the medical professionals involved did not believe Mr. Newton demonstrated “gross motor instability.” This includes the team ATCs, team physicians, the game UNC, the “central” UNC who monitored the game remotely, and the booth ATC spotters.
    • This group had reviewed the new NFL policy on this point prior to the game and was aware and observant about this policy. Each testified that Mr. Newton’s gait and behavior after the hit did not meet this definition.
    • Mr. Newton rose to his feet immediately after the tackle and began jogging to the sideline. He demonstrated no difficulty in standing or in jogging towards the sideline.
    • Mr. Newton suffered a knee injury earlier in the game, which was documented by the club medical staff and is depicted on game film. This injury limited the movement of his right knee in certain positions.
    • As a result of his knee injury when Mr. Newton elected to “take a knee” while coming off the field, he did so in an awkward fashion because he could not bend his right knee normally.
    • The doctors treating Mr. Newton during the incident under review were aware of the prior right knee injury.
    • An MRI of the knee the day after the game confirmed ligament and cartilage damage and very extensive swelling in the knee.
  • The medical team acted with an abundance of caution.
    • Despite having only eye and knee symptoms, due to the nature of the tackle and out of an abundance of caution the Panthers medical staff opted to administer the NFL sideline concussion assessment in addition to caring for the eye injury.
    • The sideline concussion assessment included all the required elements including video review of the hit by both team medical staff and UNC. The concussion assessment was entirely normal.
    • As a result of a normal concussion evaluation, and after consultation by the team medical staff with all the independent personnel, Mr. Newton was cleared to return to the game once his eye injury was stabilized. At no time during the remainder of the game or after the game did Mr. Newton have concussion symptoms.

We urge restraint among those who attempt to make medical diagnoses based upon the broadcast video alone. Evaluation for a concussion requires not only an analysis of the broadcast video but an examination performed by a medical team familiar with the player and the relevant medical history. Review of this case confirmed again the vigilance, professionalism and conservative approach that is used by our NFL team medical staffs and independent medical providers. Each of these medical professionals is committed to the best care of our NFL players and is not influenced by game situation or the player’s role on the field. To suggest otherwise is irresponsible and not supported by the medical facts.

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NFL announces nominees for 2017 ‘Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year’

The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR. The “Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year” is the best performer or performance of the year that represents strength in key moments.

2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Week 7 Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win
Week 10 Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win
Week 11 Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win
Week 12 Antonio Browns’ 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win
Divisional Playoffs Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win

Fans can vote for one of these five performers on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE througThursday, February 1to determine the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR.

The winner of the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR will be announced at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII, at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.

The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable Castrol EDGE Clutch Performers during the 2017 NFL season. Each week the NFL selected five nominees for the performers of the week in which the fans voted for the winner on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.

“Castrol® EDGE® is known for its strength under severe pressure, maximizing your car’s performance,” said Kerim Kermen, Castrol’s vice president of marketing, Americas region. “These five finalists for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the year have proven their strength under pressure to lead their teams to thrilling victories. They are five individuals who have helped make this another exciting NFL season.”

A closer look at the nominees:

Week 7 – Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win:

Wentz completed 17 of 25 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns for a 126.3 passer rating in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Week 10 – Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win:

Ingram rushed for 131 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints’ 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. He joined George Rogers (November 8, 1981) and Ricky Williams (October 22, 2000) as the only Saints players to rush for at least 130 yards and three touchdowns in a game.

Week 11 – Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win:

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.2 passer rating in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-31 overtime win against the Washington Redskins. He helped the Saints become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win its next eight games immediately following an 0-2 start.

Week 12 – Antonio Brown’s 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win:

Brown recorded 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-28 win over the Green Bay Packers. The performance marked Brown’s fifth game with 10+ receptions and 100+ yards and he became the first player in NFL history to record five such games in multiple seasons (2015).

Divisional Playoffs – Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win

Diggs caught six passes for 137 yards and scored a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to lift the Vikings over the Saints and advance to the NFC Championship. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.

For more information on the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, visit NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie dancing all the way to Super Bowl 52(watch)

Last week, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie celebrated Philly’s victory over Atlanta with a dance. On Sunday, after the Eagles dominated the Vikings 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl, Lurie did it again!

Hopefully, for Eagles fans, he will be dancing again in two weeks when Philly battles the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

Take a look:

J.J. Watt, Benjamin Watson, Greg Olsen named finalists for NFL Man of the Year Award

Carolina Panthers tight end GREG OLSEN, Baltimore Ravens tight end BENJAMIN WATSON and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. WATT are the three finalists for the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, the NFL announced today.

The winner will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the eve of Super Bowl LII, at 9 PM (ET and PT) on NBC. NFL Honors will be taped earlier that evening at Northrop at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

“Greg, Benjamin and J.J. have changed countless lives with their generosity and commitment to helping others,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. “As remarkable leaders on and off the field, they personify the character of the late Walter Payton. We commend them for using their platforms to leave a positive impact on communities across the country.”

$500,000 dollars will be donated in the name of the 2017 winner. $250,000 will be donated to the winner’s charity of choice and $250,000 will be donated in his name to expand Character Playbook across the country. The two other finalists will each receive a $100,000 donation to their charity of choice and a $100,000 donation in their names to expand Character Playbook. All other 29 nominees will receive a $50,000 donation to their charity of choice and an additional $50,000 donation in their names to expand Character Playbook. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation, Nationwide and United Way Worldwide.

Below is a brief overview on the three finalists. To read their full nominations or to learn more about all 32 team nominees, visit nfl.com/manoftheyear.

GREG OLSEN (Carolina Panthers)

“I was fortunate enough to have played with Walter Payton for several years,” said Panthers head coach RON RIVERA. “And Greg shares many of the same qualities that made Walter so special. Greg’s commitment as a husband, father and community servant reflects Walter’s loving spirit. And the tenacity in which he plays is indicative of Payton’s toughness on the field. I can think of no other player who is as deserving as Greg.”

In 2009, after watching his mother tackle and survive breast cancer, Greg Olsen founded Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation. The Foundation’s Receiving Hope program focuses on cancer research and education programming.

In early 2013, Greg and his wife Kara founded the HEARTest Yard Fund after a routine examination of their unborn son, T.J., revealed the infant had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a congenital defect marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta. The HEARTest Yard Fund, , an umbrella program under Olsen’s Receptions for Research Foundation, is a family service program administered in conjunction with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. The cutting-edge program provides families of babies affected by congenital heart disease with services including in-home, private nursing care, physical therapy and speech therapy, all at no cost to the families or hospital. In November 2017, the HEARTest Yard’s cutting-edge programming expanded when Greg and Kara announced the initiative’s new cardiac neurodevelopmental program – the first of its kind in the region. Since 2009, Receptions for Research has distributed over $3.5 million in support.

In February 2013, Greg traveled to Raleigh, N.C. to lobby the House of Representatives for legislation that would require mandatory heart disease screening for newborns. The bill went in to effect in July 2014. In 2016, the family donated $150,000 to purchase new pediatric bypass pumps for the cardiac ICU. Greg was also a driving force in creating the hospital’s signature fundraising gala in 2015. In just three years, the gala has raised nearly $4 million.

On the field, Greg is one of the NFL’s best tight ends. A four-time team captain and three-time Pro Bowler, he is the first tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (2014-16). Greg ranks in the top 10 all-time in receptions (625) and receiving yards (7,393) and is approaching the top 10 in receiving touchdowns among NFL tight ends.

BENJAMIN WATSON (Baltimore Ravens)

“You don’t have to spend much time with Benjamin to understand his passion for serving others,” said Ravens owner STEVE BISCIOTTI. “He is an exceptional person who has a unique ability to lead, educate and inspire. For him to be honored with this award is outstanding. He never looks for recognition, but he certainly deserves it.”

Benjamin assists countless people through his charitable arm, the One More Foundation. One More’s mission is to bless individuals wherever they are, whether supporting existing charities or initiating programs of its own. Most recently, One More partnered with the International Justice Mission (IJM). In partnership with IJM, the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization working to combat human trafficking, modern day slavery and other forms of violence against the poor, the Watsons joined the global fight to end the scourge of sex trafficking. This effort was highlighted in April during a three-day trip to Lebanon, where Benjamin witnessed firsthand the Middle East’s refugee crisis. Additionally, he and his wife, Kirsten, traveled to the Dominican Republic in June to begin formulating plans that combat sex trafficking.

Benjamin also annually hosts the Big BENefit – an event that offers 25 underserved families an opportunity to provide holiday gifts for their children. Each parent is brought to a local Walmart and is surprised with dinner and a $300 gift card to shop with their favorite Raven. Benjamin also started a campaign with the fundraising platform, Donors Choose, where One More matches all donations raised. This year’s contributions go directly to benefit local schools in Baltimore, allowing teachers to purchase tools – books, art supplies, iPads – that enhance their children’s educational experience.

Coming off a season-ending Achilles injury that sidelined him in 2016, Benjamin was back in full force on the field, as he led the Ravens with 61 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns. Completing his 14th NFL season, he has played in 179 career games to produce 495 receptions for 5,485 yards and 42 touchdowns. Benjamin was also named recipient of the 2016 Bart Starr Award, given annually to the NFL player who exemplifies character and leadership on and off the field. In 2015, he was a Man of the Year finalist while with the Saints, while he was also honored as one of five finalists for the NFLPA’s Whizzer White Award.

J.J. WATT (Houston Texans)

“We have long been proud and appreciative of J.J.’s passion and authentic care for others as he has consistently given back to the community, created memories for all ages and positively impacted lives around the world,” said Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ROBERT C. MCNAIR. “J.J. is one of the most selfless, giving and inspiring young men in the NFL and we are proud he is a Houston Texan. During one of Houston’s worst disasters, J.J. was our shining light after raising more than $37 million for victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. We congratulate him on being named a finalist for this year’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.”

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, J.J. Watt solidified his importance to the city of Houston by being an unwavering fixture of hope. While watching the events unfold from a hotel room in Dallas, J.J. posted a video on social media announcing a fundraising campaign with a very reasonable goal of $200,000, to which he matched the first $100,000. In 19 days, he raised more than $37 million. J.J. has dedicated himself to finding organizations that will apply the funds in the way he has promised the donors and victims of Harvey. J.J. will soon unfold a plan with strategic organizations, making good on his promise to ensure that every dollar goes directly to the people of Houston and its surrounding areas that are in need.

J.J.’s dedication to charitable service began at a young age when the thought of being in the NFL was still just a dream. He started the Justin J. Watt Foundation in Wisconsin in 2010 out of a desire to help underserved kids. His personal motto of “Dream Big, Work Hard” culminated into a mission that he continues to use to impact communities nationwide. The foundation has provided over $3.4 million in funding to middle schools and organizations that have insufficient funding for after-school athletic programs or no after-school athletics whatsoever for 6th – 8th grade children.

In his 7th NFL season, J.J. has been named to the Pro Bowl 4 times and is a 4-time first-team All-Pro. Leading the league in sacks in 2012 and 2015, J.J. was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in both those years and in 2014 as well. J.J. has played in 88 games for the Texans and recorded a total of 394 tackles and 76 sacks.

Below is the list of previous Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winners. Of the award recipients, 28 players are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame inductees are indicated with asterisks:

YEAR WINNER TEAM
2016 Larry Fitzgerald

Eli Manning

Arizona Cardinals

New York Giants

2015 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers
2014 Thomas Davis Carolina Panthers
2013 Charles Tillman Chicago Bears
2012 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys
2011 Matt Birk Baltimore Ravens
2010 Madieu Williams Minnesota Vikings
2009 Brian Waters Kansas City Chiefs
2008 *Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals
2007 *Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins
2006 *LaDainian Tomlinson

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints

2005 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
2004 Warrick Dunn Atlanta Falcons
2003 *Will Shields Kansas City Chiefs
2002 Troy Vincent Philadelphia Eagles
2001 *Jerome Bettis Pittsburgh Steelers
2000 *Derrick Brooks

Jim Flanigan

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Green Bay Packers

1999 *Cris Carter Minnesota Vikings
1998 *Dan Marino Miami Dolphins
1997 *Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys
1996 *Darrell Green Washington Redskins
1995 Boomer Esiason New York Jets
1994 *Junior Seau San Diego Chargers
1993 *Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs
1992 *John Elway Denver Broncos
1991 *Anthony Muñoz Cincinnati Bengals
1990 *Mike Singletary Chicago Bears
1989 *Warren Moon Houston Oilers
1988 *Steve Largent Seattle Seahawks
1987 Dave Duerson Chicago Bears
1986 Reggie Williams Cincinnati Bengals
1985 *Dwight Stephenson Miami Dolphins
1984 Marty Lyons New York Jets
1983 Rolf Benirschke San Diego Chargers
1982 Joe Theismann Washington Redskins
1981 *Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers
1980 Harold Carmichael Philadelphia Eagles
1979 *Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers
1978 *Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys
1977 *Walter Payton Chicago Bears
1976 *Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals
1974 *George Blanda Oakland Raiders
1973 *Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs
1972 *Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs
1971 John Hadl San Diego Chargers
1970 *Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts
1969 – Gladiator Award *Bart Starr Green Bay Packers

 

*The Gladiator Award was the precursor to the Man of the Year Award, which was established in 1970.

Eagles fans do the ‘SKOL'(Foles) chant(WATCH)

The Philadelphia Eagles are putting it on the Minnesota Vikings in NFC title game. Eagles QB Nick Foles has played some fantastic football! Outside of a miracle, it looks like Philly is going to the Super Bowl to play the New England Patriots.

Now, Eagles fans get to celebrate by doing the ‘SKOL'(Foles) chant.

Take a listen to the chant: