Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award

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The Pete Rozelle Trophy

The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, or Super Bowl MVP, is presented annually to the most valuable player of the Super Bowl, the National Football League's (NFL) championship game. The winner is chosen by a panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters and, since Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, fans voting electronically. The media panel's ballots count for 80 percent of the vote tally, while the viewers' ballots make up the other 20 percent. [1] [2] The game's viewing audience can vote on the Internet or by using cellular phones; [1] Media voters are asked to vote with about five minutes remaining in the game, but are allowed to change their mind when the game ends. They can nominate one player from each team, with instructions to count their vote for the player on the winning team. [3] Voters cannot select an entire unit. [4]

Most valuable player list of sports-related pages with the same or similar names

In sports, a most valuable player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league, for a particular competition, or on a specific team. Initially used in professional sports, the term is now also commonly used in amateur sports, as well as in other completely unrelated fields such as business and music. In many sports, MVP awards are presented for a specific match—in other words, a player of the match award.

Super Bowl Annual championship game of the National Football League in American football

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) where the champion of the National Football Conference (NFC) competes against the champion of the American Football Conference (AFC). The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season. The sole exception to this naming convention tradition occurred with Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7, 2016, following the 2015 regular season, and the following year, the nomenclature returned to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, following the 2016 regular season. The upcoming Super Bowl is Super Bowl LIV, scheduled for February 2, 2020, following the 2019 regular season.

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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The Super Bowl MVP has been awarded annually since the game's inception in 1967. Through 1989, the award was presented by SPORT magazine. [5] Bart Starr was the MVP of the first two Super Bowls. Since 1990, the award has been presented by the NFL. [5] At Super Bowl XXV, the league first awarded the Pete Rozelle Trophy, named after former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, to the Super Bowl MVP. [6] Ottis Anderson was the first to win the trophy. [7] The most recent Super Bowl MVP, from Super Bowl LIII held on February 3, 2019, is New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who had 10 receptions for 141 yards. [8]

Bart Starr American football quarterback, coach, and executive

Bryan Bartlett Starr was a professional American football quarterback and coach. Starr played college football at the University of Alabama, and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft, where he played for them until 1971. Starr was the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships (1965–1967). Starr led his team to victories in the first two Super Bowls: I and II. As the Packers' head coach, he was less successful, compiling a 52–76–3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.

Super Bowl XXV 1991 Edition of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XXV was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1990 season. The Giants defeated the Bills by the score of 20–19, winning their second Super Bowl.

Pete Rozelle American football executive, NFL commissioner

Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle was an American businessman and executive. Rozelle served as the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) for nearly thirty years, from January 1960 until his retirement in November 1989. He is credited with making the NFL into one of the most successful sports leagues in the world.

Tom Brady is the only player to have won four Super Bowl MVP awards; Joe Montana has won three and three others—Starr, Terry Bradshaw, and Eli Manning—have won the award twice. [9] Starr and Bradshaw are the only ones to have won it in back-to-back years. The MVP has come from the winning team every year except 1971, when Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley won the award despite the Cowboys' loss in Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts. [10] Harvey Martin and Randy White were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII, the only time co-MVPs have been chosen. [11] [12] Including the Super Bowl XII co-MVPs, seven Cowboys players have won Super Bowl MVP awards, the most of any NFL team. Quarterbacks have earned the honor 29 times in 53 games (and 54 awards). [13]

Tom Brady American football quarterback

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Brady has played in nine Super Bowls, in which he won six of them, the most of any football player ever. Due to his numerous accomplishments, records, and accolades, he is considered by many sports analysts to be the greatest quarterback of all time.

Joe Montana American football quarterback

Joseph Clifford Montana Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. After winning a national championship at Notre Dame, Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons. While a member of the 49ers, Montana started and won four Super Bowls and was the first player ever to have been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times. He also holds Super Bowl career records for most passes without an interception and the all-time highest passer rating of 127.8. In 1993, Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs where he played his final two seasons, and led the franchise to its first AFC Championship Game in January 1994. Montana was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, his first year of eligibility.

Terry Bradshaw American football quarterback

Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Since 1994, he has been a TV sports analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. Bradshaw is also an actor, having participated in many television shows and films, most notably starring in the movie Failure to Launch. He played for 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, won four Super Bowl titles in a six-year period, becoming the first quarterback to win three and four Super Bowls, and led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility. Bradshaw was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

Winners

Bart Starr was the MVP of Super Bowls I and II while quarterback for the Green Bay Packers Bart starr bw.jpg
Bart Starr was the MVP of Super Bowls I and II while quarterback for the Green Bay Packers
Joe Montana won three Super Bowl MVP awards as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana ESPN cropped2.jpg
Joe Montana won three Super Bowl MVP awards as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Rice, the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII, played wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice.jpg
Jerry Rice, the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII, played wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
Desmond Howard, MVP of Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers, is the only special teams player - a kick/punt returner - to win the award Desmond Howard.jpg
Desmond Howard, MVP of Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers, is the only special teams player – a kick/punt returner  – to win the award
Tom Brady has the most MVP awards, winning them in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, and LI while quarterback for the New England Patriots Tom Brady 2011.JPG
Tom Brady has the most MVP awards, winning them in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, and LI while quarterback for the New England Patriots
Von Miller, MVP of Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos, is the most recent defensive player - a linebacker - to win the award Von Miller (29315783687).jpg
Von Miller, MVP of Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos, is the most recent defensive player – a linebacker  – to win the award
Julian Edelman, a wide receiver, is the most recent winner as MVP of Super Bowl LIII while playing for the New England Patriots Julian Edelman 2014.JPG
Julian Edelman, a wide receiver, is the most recent winner as MVP of Super Bowl LIII while playing for the New England Patriots
Key for the below tables
SymbolDescription
YearEach year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season
Winner(#)Denotes number of times the player has won the award
Dagger-14-plain.pngPlayer still active in NFL
*Player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame [14]
Player is not yet eligible for Pro Football Hall of Fame
+Player on team that lost the Super Bowl
Team(#)Denotes number of times the team has won the award
NFLn/NFCN teamTeam in the National Football League (NFL)n or National Football Conference (NFC)N
AFLa/AFCA teamTeam in the American Football League (AFL)a or American Football Conference (AFC)A
Position(#)Denotes number of times the position has won the award
OPosition is part of the offense
DPosition is part of the defense
SPosition is part of special teams
Super Bowl Most Valuable Players
Year [lower-alpha 1] Super BowlWinnerTeamPositionRef.
1967 I Bart Starr * Green Bay Packers n Quarterback O [16]
1968 II Bart Starr (2)* Green Bay Packers (2)n Quarterback (2)O [17]
1969 III Joe Namath * New York Jets a Quarterback (3)O [18]
1970 IV Len Dawson * Kansas City Chiefs a Quarterback (4)O [19]
1971 V Chuck Howley + Dallas Cowboys N Linebacker D [10]
1972 VI Roger Staubach * Dallas Cowboys (2)N Quarterback (5)O [20]
1973 VII Jake Scott Miami Dolphins A Safety D [21]
1974 VIII Larry Csonka * Miami Dolphins (2)A Running back O [22]
1975 IX Franco Harris * Pittsburgh Steelers A Running back (2)O [23]
1976 X Lynn Swann * Pittsburgh Steelers (2)A Wide receiver O [24]
1977 XI Fred Biletnikoff * Oakland Raiders A Wide receiver (2)O [25]
1978 XII Harvey Martin [lower-alpha 2] Dallas Cowboys (3, 4)N Defensive end D [11] [12]
Randy White [lower-alpha 2] * Defensive tackle D
1979 XIII Terry Bradshaw * Pittsburgh Steelers (3)A Quarterback (6)O [26]
1980 XIV Terry Bradshaw (2)* Pittsburgh Steelers (4)A Quarterback (7)O [27]
1981 XV Jim Plunkett Oakland Raiders (2)A Quarterback (8)O [28]
1982 XVI Joe Montana * San Francisco 49ers N Quarterback (9)O [29]
1983 XVII John Riggins * Washington Redskins N Running back (3)O [30]
1984 XVIII Marcus Allen * Los Angeles Raiders (3)A Running back (4)O [31]
1985 XIX Joe Montana (2)* San Francisco 49ers (2)N Quarterback (10)O [32]
1986 XX Richard Dent * Chicago Bears N Defensive end (2)D [33]
1987 XXI Phil Simms New York Giants N Quarterback (11)O [34]
1988 XXII Doug Williams Washington Redskins (2)N Quarterback (12)O [35]
1989 XXIII Jerry Rice * San Francisco 49ers (3)N Wide receiver (3)O [36]
1990 XXIV Joe Montana (3)* San Francisco 49ers (4)N Quarterback (13)O [37]
1991 XXV Ottis Anderson New York Giants (2)N Running back (5)O [7]
1992 XXVI Mark Rypien Washington Redskins (3)N Quarterback (14)O [38]
1993 XXVII Troy Aikman * Dallas Cowboys (5)N Quarterback (15)O [39]
1994 XXVIII Emmitt Smith * Dallas Cowboys (6)N Running back (6)O [40]
1995 XXIX Steve Young * San Francisco 49ers (5)N Quarterback (16)O [41]
1996 XXX Larry Brown Dallas Cowboys (7)N Cornerback D [42]
1997 XXXI Desmond Howard Green Bay Packers (3)N Kick returner S/
punt returner S
[43]
1998 XXXII Terrell Davis * Denver Broncos A Running back (7)O [44]
1999 XXXIII John Elway * Denver Broncos (2)A Quarterback (17)O [45]
2000 XXXIV Kurt Warner * St. Louis Rams N Quarterback (18)O [46]
2001 XXXV Ray Lewis * Baltimore Ravens A Linebacker (2)D [47]
2002 XXXVI Tom Brady Dagger-14-plain.png New England Patriots A Quarterback (19)O [48]
2003 XXXVII Dexter Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers N Safety (2)D [49]
2004 XXXVIII Tom Brady (2)Dagger-14-plain.png New England Patriots (2)A Quarterback (20)O [50]
2005 XXXIX Deion Branch New England Patriots (3)A Wide receiver (4)O [51]
2006 XL Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers (5)A Wide receiver (5)O [52]
2007 XLI Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts A Quarterback (21)O [53]
2008 XLII Eli Manning Dagger-14-plain.png New York Giants (3)N Quarterback (22)O [54]
2009 XLIII Santonio Holmes Pittsburgh Steelers (6)A Wide receiver (6)O [55]
2010 XLIV Drew Brees Dagger-14-plain.png New Orleans Saints N Quarterback (23)O [56]
2011 XLV Aaron Rodgers Dagger-14-plain.png Green Bay Packers (4)N Quarterback (24)O [57]
2012 XLVI Eli Manning (2)Dagger-14-plain.png New York Giants (4)N Quarterback (25)O [58]
2013 XLVII Joe Flacco Dagger-14-plain.png Baltimore Ravens (2)A Quarterback (26)O [59]
2014 XLVIII Malcolm Smith Dagger-14-plain.png Seattle Seahawks N Linebacker (3)D [60]
2015 XLIX Tom Brady (3)Dagger-14-plain.png New England Patriots (4)A Quarterback (27)O [61]
2016 50 Von Miller Dagger-14-plain.png Denver Broncos (3)A Linebacker (4)D [62]
2017 LI Tom Brady (4)Dagger-14-plain.png New England Patriots (5)A Quarterback (28)O [63]
2018 LII Nick Foles Dagger-14-plain.png Philadelphia Eagles N Quarterback (29)O [64]
2019 LIII Julian Edelman Dagger-14-plain.png New England Patriots (6)A Wide receiver (7)O [8]

By team

Emmitt Smith won the Super Bowl XXVIII MVP award while playing for the Dallas Cowboys as their running back EmmittSmith2007 (crop).jpg
Emmitt Smith won the Super Bowl XXVIII MVP award while playing for the Dallas Cowboys as their running back
Super Bowl MVPs by team
TeamTotalSuper Bowl(s)
Dallas Cowboys N7 [lower-alpha 3] V,+ VI, XII, [lower-alpha 2] XXVII, XXVIII, XXX
Pittsburgh Steelers A6 IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII
New England Patriots A6 XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII
San Francisco 49ers N5 XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX
Green Bay Packers nN4 I, II, XXXI, XLV
New York Giants N4 XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders A3 XI, XV, XVIII
Washington Redskins N3 XVII, XXII, XXVI
Denver Broncos A3 XXXII, XXXIII, 50
Miami Dolphins A2 VII, VIII
Baltimore Ravens A2 XXXV, XLVII
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts A1 [lower-alpha 4] XLI
New York Jets a1 III
Kansas City Chiefs a1 IV
Chicago Bears N1 XX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers N1 XXXVII
St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams N1 XXXIV
New Orleans Saints N1 XLIV
Seattle Seahawks N1 XLVIII
Philadelphia Eagles N1 LII

By position

Terry Bradshaw was the MVP of Super Bowls XIII and XIV while quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers 1983 Steelers Police - 04 Terry Bradshaw (crop).jpg
Terry Bradshaw was the MVP of Super Bowls XIII and XIV while quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl MVPs by position
PositionTotal
Quarterback O29
Running back O7
Wide receiver O7
Linebacker D4
Defensive end D2
Safety D2
Cornerback D1
Defensive tackle D1
Kick returner S/punt returner S1

Multiple winners

Quarterback Eli Manning was the MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI while playing for the New York Giants Eli Manning Giants QB.jpg
Quarterback Eli Manning was the MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI while playing for the New York Giants
PlayerPositionTeamWinsSuper Bowls
Tom Brady Dagger-14-plain.png Quarterback O New England Patriots A4 XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI
Joe Montana * Quarterback O San Francisco 49ers N3 XVI, XIX, XXIV
Bart Starr * Quarterback O Green Bay Packers n2 I, II
Terry Bradshaw * Quarterback O Pittsburgh Steelers A2 XIII, XIV
Eli Manning Dagger-14-plain.png Quarterback O New York Giants N2 XLII, XLVI

See also

Notes

  1. Years listed are the year the Super Bowl was actually played. The game, played in January or February, ends the previous year's NFL season. For example, Super Bowl XLIX, held on February 1, 2015, ended the 2014 season. [15]
  2. 1 2 3 Harvey Martin and Randy White were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII, the only Super Bowl with co-MVPs. [11] [12]
  3. The Cowboys' total includes the co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII as two different recipients. There were six Super Bowls where the Cowboys received MVP awards, including Super Bowl V, a game they lost to the Baltimore Colts. [10]
  4. The Colts won Super Bowl V but the MVP was awarded to Chuck Howley of the Cowboys. [10]

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