Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Jets’ Rex Ryan honored
Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and New York Jets coach Rex Ryan
were honored Monday by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Rodgers, who led Green Bay to the NFL title, won the Good Guy
Award given to the player that best helped the media do their
Rodgers’ win marks the fourth consecutive year a quarterback
took the award and the second straight year it was the winning QB
of the Super Bowl. New Orleans’ Drew Brees won in 2010, while the
two previous recipients were Arizona’s Kurt Warner in 2009 and
Brett Favre in 2008 after playing the 2007 season with the Packers.
He joined the Jets in 2008.
Ryan got the Horrigan Award as the non-player who most helped
the media do their job in 2010. The colorful coach makes headlines
with almost everything he does, from predicting his team will win
the Super Bowl to a starring role in ”Hard Knocks” during the
2010 training camp.
Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger received the
Halas Award for overcoming adversity; Heimerdinger continued
working last season after being diagnosed with cancer. He did not
miss any games.
Longtime Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn won the
McCann Award, given to a reporter with long and distinguished
coverage of the NFL. McGinn has covered the Packers for 32 years,
including the past 27 full time, and is a five-time Wisconsin state
sportswriter of the year.
The Baltimore Ravens got the Rozelle Award for the best public