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 57th Annual Bert Bell Award for Professional Player of the Year is Matt Ryan, Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.

Facts About Matt Ryan

Someone broaches a word and Matt Ryan laughs at the label because he’s heard it before. This was prior to Ryan being truly introduced on the world stage this past season as the NFL’s MVP, prior to being out there under the eyes of millions playing quarterback in Super Bowl LI for the Atlanta Falcons, prior to him becoming a “superstar.”

Read more about Matt Ryan

PREVIOUS BERT BELL WINNERS

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
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