The AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season. Multiple-award winners include Marshall Faulk and Earl Campbell, both of whom won the award three times each, as well as Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Tom Brady, Terrell Davis, and Drew Brees, all two-time award winners. As of the 2012 NFL season, the most recent winner is Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Offensive Players of the YearEdit

SeasonPlayer NamePositionNFL Team
1972Brown, LarryLarry BrownRBWashington Redskins
1973Simpson, O.J.O.J. SimpsonRBBuffalo Bills
1974Stabler, KenKen StablerQBOakland Raiders
1975Tarkenton, FranFran TarkentonQBMinnesota Vikings
1976Jones, BertBert JonesQBBaltimore Colts
1977Payton, WalterWalter PaytonRBChicago Bears
1978Campbell, EarlEarl CampbellRBHouston Oilers
1979Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell (2)RBHouston Oilers
1980Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell (3)RBHouston Oilers
1981Anderson, KenKen AndersonQBCincinnati Bengals
1982Fouts, DanDan FoutsQBSan Diego Chargers
1983Theismann, JoeJoe TheismannQBWashington Redskins
1984Marino, DanDan MarinoQBMiami Dolphins
1985Allen, MarcusMarcus AllenRBLos Angeles Raiders
1986Dickerson, EricEric DickersonRBLos Angeles Rams
1987Rice, JerryJerry RiceWRSan Francisco 49ers
1988Craig, RogerRoger CraigRBSan Francisco 49ers
1989Montana, JoeJoe MontanaQBSan Francisco 49ers
1990Moon, WarrenWarren MoonQBHouston Oilers
1991Thomas, ThurmanThurman ThomasRBBuffalo Bills
1992Young, SteveSteve YoungQBSan Francisco 49ers
1993Rice, JerryJerry Rice (2)WRSan Francisco 49ers
1994Sanders, BarryBarry SandersRBDetroit Lions
1995Favre, BrettBrett FavreQBGreen Bay Packers
1996Davis, TerrellTerrell DavisRBDenver Broncos
1997Sanders, BarryBarry Sanders (2)RBDetroit Lions
1998Davis, TerrellTerrell Davis (2)RBDenver Broncos
1999Faulk, MarshallMarshall FaulkRBSt. Louis Rams
2000Faulk, MarshallMarshall Faulk (2)RBSt. Louis Rams
2001Faulk, MarshallMarshall Faulk (3)RBSt. Louis Rams
2002Holmes, PriestPriest HolmesRBKansas City Chiefs
2003Lewis, JamalJamal LewisRBBaltimore Ravens
2004Manning, PeytonPeyton ManningQBIndianapolis Colts
2005Alexander, ShaunShaun AlexanderRBSeattle Seahawks
2006Tomlinson, LaDainianLaDainian TomlinsonRBSan Diego Chargers
2007Brady, TomTom BradyQBNew England Patriots
2008Brees, DrewDrew BreesQBNew Orleans Saints
2009Johnson, ChrisChris JohnsonRBTennessee Titans
2010Brady, TomTom Brady (2)QBNew England Patriots
2011Brees, DrewDrew Brees (2) QBNew Orleans Saints
2012Peterson, AdrianAdrian PetersonRBMinnesota Vikings

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