Bert Bell Award

Pro Player of the Year

The Professional Player of the Year Award is named in honor of Bert Bell, founder of the Maxwell Football Club and once Commissioner of the National Football League.

Who Votes?

Voters for all Maxwell Professional Awards are NFL coaching staffs and football personnel, members of the Maxwell Football Club and the Pro Writers of America Association, and local media.

This Years Winner…

The 58th Annual Bert Bell Award for Professional Player of the Year is Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles.

Facts About Carson Wentz

We all knew it was coming. We just didn’t see it coming this fast. The meteoric rise of Carson Wentz in his second NFL season took a hardscrabble city, playing in the hardscrabble NFC East Division, and the whole NFL by surprise in 2017. And when we wanted to see more, we couldn’t.

Read more about Carson Wentz

PREVIOUS BERT BELL WINNERS

2016 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons
2015 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
2014 J.J. Watt Houston Texans
2013 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts
2012 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
2011 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
2010 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles
2009 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
2008 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
2007 Tom Brady New England Patriots
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers
2005 Shaun Alexander San Diego Chargers
2004 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts