The NFL Honors show has become the tradition before the Super Bowl, and on Saturday night, Cam Newton was named the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
It was one of the best seasons a quarterback could ask for, as Newton completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns.
J.J. Watt, the All-Pro defensive end for the Houston Texans, was named Defensive Player of the Year. At 6 feet 6 inches tall, 250 pounds, a rocket arm, and a forty-yard dash time similar to many National Football League running backs, Newton is like a custom-created player from the "Madden" video game franchise. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was next with 10 votes. It's been a season full of accomplishments for Newton and on Saturday, he was rewarded for one of the best seasons by a quarterback ever.
"I'm very proud", Newton said.
One of his teammates, cornerback Marcus Peters, took defensive rookie of the year honors. "Don't let anything come in between", Berry said.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin of the hometown San Francisco 49ers won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The Broncos ranked first overall and against the pass, third versus the run.
Newton, who also won Offensive Player of the Year, finished the 2015 regular season with a league-leading 45 total touchdowns, becoming the first player in league history to compile at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
Newton was not on hand to accept his awards - he was preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl game, against Denver.
"Without the fans, there wouldn't be me", Newton said.