NFL Honors awards as they’re announced

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Will Patrick Mahomes earn MVP honors? How about Andrew Luck for Comeback Player of the Year? We have all you need to know about the NFL Honors awards show on Saturday.

We’ll keep updating as the awards come in.

AP Defensive Player of the Year: Rams DT Aaron Donald

20.5 sacks, which led the league, as an interior player is WILD. Donald is more than deserving of his second Defensive Player of the Year award.

Comeback Player of the Year Award: Colts QB Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck got back to the field this year after missing the entirety of the 2017 season. He threw for 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions to help propel the Colts to the Wild Card round.

Celebration of the Year: Seahawks dance

Assistant Coach of the Year: Bears DC Vic Fangio

Fangio’s efforts in Chicago got him the head coaching gig with the Denver Broncos.

Coach of the Year: Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy

Shockingly, Jon Gruden didn’t get any votes for Coach of the Year.

Air & Ground Players of the Year: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Mahomes and Barkley now have two pieces of hardware tonight.

Clutch Performance Play of the Year: The Miami Miracle

Never forget: The Patriots put Rob Gronkowski at safety.

AP Offensive Player of the Year: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

50 touchdowns. Just 12 interceptions. 5097 passing yards. That should get you the award. Mahomes received 30 of the 50 possible votes.

Game Changer Award: Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin

Here’s how the NFL defines the Game Changer Award:

The Game Changer award, which was created last year, recognizes a member of the football family who has positively contributed to the sport and his or her community.

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award: Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley won offensive rookie of the year after totaling over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 15 total touchdowns. Next up for Barkley is cashing in on the chain that he and Baker Mayfield bet the award on. Barkley, obviously, got the most votes, but Colts guard Quenton Nelson received two votes as well.

Salute to Service Award: Falcons G Ben Garland

Since 2012, the NFL has hosted a primetime show to announce and honor those receiving yearly awards for that season, dubbed NFL Honors. This happens the evening before the Super Bowl, and sees awards like Most Valuable Player, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, and plenty of others. The show will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. ET on CBS (live streaming via FuboTV, CBS All-Access).

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the popular pick for MVP, and he also stands a solid chance of earning the Offensive Player of the Year award. In addition to the on-the-field-performance-based awards, there are also other big ones that are handed out at the event, including the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and the Salute To Service Award.

That’s in addition to some of the more fun ones they have added in recent years, like the Touchdown Celebration of the Year award. That one is fun as the NFL relaxed its rules on touchdown celebrations (they were dumb rules to begin with, but hey, progress is progress), and some teams really go all out with their celebrations.

Saturday’s show will be a two-hour event, and we’ll have live coverage here on SB Nation.

The full list of awards to be presented at the show:

AP Most Valuable Player
AP Comeback Player of the Year
AP Coach of the Year
AP Defensive Player of the Year
AP Offensive Players of the Year
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
Clutch Performance Play of the Year
Air & Ground Players of the Year
Salute to Service Award
Unstoppable Performance of the Year
Deacon Jones Award
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
Offensive Line of the Year
Moment of the Year
Game Changer Award
Touchdown Celebration of the Year

Below, you can find all the viewing and streaming information you need for NFL Honors on Saturday.

Time, TV, and streaming info

  • Date: February 2, 2019
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: FOX Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: FuboTV, CBS All-Access

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