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The 2020 NFL On FOX Awards

Updated Jan. 7, 2021 9:02 p.m. EST

It's not just playoff season. It's also awards season.

The NFL on FOX social media team has put the power of the vote in your hands, opening categories such as Most Valuable Player, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and even Best Social Team of the Year to the masses at the @NFLonFOX handle on Twitter.

Polls were open throughout the week, with voting coming to a close on Thursday afternoon.

Now, it's time to unveil the winners of the awards on the NFL on FOX YouTube channel and Twitter. 

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Note: All odds information provided by FOX Bet.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Aaron Rodgers

2020 NFL on Fox Awards: Aaron Rodgers named MVP

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. Charlotte and Mark reveal the peoples’ choice for Most Valuable Player as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The numbers: Green Bay Packers quarterback Rodgers was the prohibitive favorite at -2000, and it's not tough to see why. His 48 passing touchdowns lead the league, as does his 121.5 passer rating. Plus, he's only thrown five interceptions this season, the fewest of any other nominee.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: T.J. Watt

2020 NFL on Fox Awards: T.J. Watt named Defensive Player of the Year

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. Charlotte and Mark reveal the people’s choice for Defensive Player of the Year as Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt.

The numbers: With a league-leading 15 sacks in 15 games, Watt's been tearing it up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's also atop the league with 23 tackles for a loss and 41 quarterback hits, all of which contribute to him being priced at -215.

OFFENSIVE and DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Justin Herbert and Chase Young

2020 NFL on Fox Awards: Justin Herbert and Chase Young named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. The hosts reveal the people’s choice for 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the year is Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and the Defensive Player of the Year is Washington Football team defensive end Chase Young.

The numbers: Young (-375) has made headlines all season since the Washington Football Team picked him No. 2 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, perhaps none bigger than when he called out Tom Brady earlier this week. Young racked up 7.5 sacks across 15 games in his debut campaign, leading the rookie class.

Herbert appears to be the runaway favorite for the Los Angeles Chargers at -1600. Though he only posted a 6-9 record in his debut season, he managed to set a number of individual records along the way. Not only did he set the rookie TD passing record, but his 36 total touchdowns are the most in a rookie's single season, four better than Cam Newton's record of 32 set in 2011.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Sean McDermott

2020 NFL on Fox Awards: Sean McDermott named Coach of the Year

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. The hosts reveal the peoples’ choice for Coach of the Year is Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott.

The numbers: In his fourth year at the helm in Buffalo, McDermott (+125) is building something special. Buffalo won the AFC East for the first time since 1995, and, not to mention, they have a fanbase that was named the best in all of football.

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alex Smith

Michael Vick presents Alex Smith as 2020 NFL on FOX Comeback Player of the Year

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. Special guest Michael Vick reveals the fan’s choice for Comeback Player of the Year is Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith.

The numbers: Smith's return made him a shoo-in for the Comeback Player of the Year award. After he went down with a horrific leg injury in 2018, Smith not only had to fight for his career, but also his life. Persistence and determination paid off for Smith, as he not only got back on the field but also helped steer Washington to the NFC East title with five touchdowns, five interceptions and 1,220 passing yards in six starts.

GAME OF THE YEAR

2020 NFL on Fox Awards: Ravens vs. Browns wins Game of the Year

Charlotte Wilder and Mark Titus host the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards in a special edition of The People’s Sports Podcast. Charlotte and Mark reveal the people’s choice for Game of the Year was the Week 14 thriller between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.
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