|(1/31/15) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz.
Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.
Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.
AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams
AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals
Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs
Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys
Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch
Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School
In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.