All NFL MVP Winners

The 2022 NFL season is in full swing, with Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson among those to stake an early claim for the 2022 NFL MVP award.

The award is the most prestigious individual award that an NFL player can win, with a panel of 50 sportswriters voting for who they deem to be the best player in the competition.

A host of famous faces have got their hands on the trophy over the past 65 years, here is the full list of all of the winners.

All NFL MVP Winners

It's worth noting that a number of different organisations hand out their own NFL MVP awards each year, but for the purpose of this article, we are highlighting those who have won the Associated Press (AP) NFL MVP Award.

Year
Position
Player
Franchise
1957
FB
Jim Brown
Cleveland Browns
1958
FB
Jim Brown
Cleveland Browns
1959
QB
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
1961
HB
Paul Hornung
Green Bay Packers
1962
FB
Jim Taylor
Green Bay Packers
1963
QB
Y.A. Tittle
New York Giants
1964
QB
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
1965
QB
Jim Brown
Cleveland Browns
1966
QB
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
1967
QB
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
1968
QB
Earl Morrall
Baltimore Colts
1969
QB
Roman Gabriel
Los Angeles Rams
1970
QB
John Brodie
San Francisco 49ers
1971
RDT
Alan Page
Minnesota Vikings
1972
RB
Larry Brown
Washington Redskins
1973
RB
O.J. Simpson
Buffalo Bills
1974
QB
Ken Stabler
Oakland Raiders
1975
QB
Fran Tarkenton
Minnesota Vikings
1976
QB
Bert Jones
Baltimore Colts
1977
RB
Walter Payton
Chicago Bears
1978
QB
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
1979
RB
Earl Campbell
Houston Oilers
1980
QB
Brian Sipe
Cleveland Browns
1981
QB
Ken Anderson
Cincinnati Bengals
1982
K
Mark Moseley
Washington Redskins
1983
QB
Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins
1984
QB
Dan Marino
Miami Dolphins
1985
RB
Marcus Allen
Los Angeles Raiders
1986
ROLB
Lawrence Taylor
New York Giants
1987
QB
John Elway
Denver Broncos
1988
QB
Boomer Esiason
Cincinnati Bengals
1989
QB
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
1990
QB
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
1991
RB
Thurman Thomas
Buffalo Bills
1992
QB
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
1993
RB
Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys
1994
QB
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
1995
QB
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
1996
QB
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
1997
QB
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
1997
RB
Barry Sanders
Detroit Lions
1998
RB
Terrell Davis
Denver Broncos
1999
QB
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
2000
RB
Marshall Faulk
St. Louis Rams
2001
QB
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
2002
QB
Rich Gannon
Oakland Raiders
2003
QB
Steve McNair
Tennessee Titans
2004
QB
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
2005
RB
Shaun Alexander
Seattle Seahawks
2006
RB
LaDainian Tomlinson
San Diego Chargers
2007
QB
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
2008
QB
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
2009
QB
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
2010
QB
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
2011
QB
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
2012
QB
Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings
2013
QB
Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
2014
QB
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
2015
QB
Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers
2016
QB
Matt Ryan
Atlanta Falcons
2017
QB
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
2018
QB
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City Chiefs
2019
QB
Lamar Jackson
Baltimore Ravens
2020
QB
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
2021
QB
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers

Who has won the most NFL MVP Awards?

Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has won the most NFL MVP awards of any player in the NFL, picking up the award on five separate occasions ('03, '04, '08, '09, '13).

Aaron Rodgers sits second in the list with four awards to his name ('11, '14, '20, '21), whilst Tom Brady is one of four players to have picked up the MVP award three times ('07, '10, '17).

Jim Brown ('57, '58), Joe Montana ('89, '90), Brett Favre ('95, '96, '97) and Peyton Manning ('03, '04 & '08, '09) join Aaron Rodgers ('20, '21) as the only players to have won the award in consecutive seasons.

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