NFL MVPs Quiz

How many players can you guess that have been named Most Valuable Player of the National Football League?
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Last updated: February 7, 2021
First submittedFebruary 3, 2013
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Year
MVP
2020
Aaron Rodgers
2019
Lamar Jackson
2018
Patrick Mahomes
2017
Tom Brady
2016
Matt Ryan
2015
Cam Newton
2014
Aaron Rodgers
2013
Peyton Manning
2012
Adrian Peterson
2011
Aaron Rodgers
2010
Tom Brady
2009
Peyton Manning
2008
Peyton Manning
2007
Tom Brady
2006
LaDainian Tomlinson
2005
Shaun Alexander
2004
Peyton Manning
Year
MVP
2003
Peyton Manning
2003
Steve McNair
2002
Rich Gannon
2001
Kurt Warner
2000
Marshall Faulk
1999
Kurt Warner
1998
Terrell Davis
1997
Barry Sanders
Brett Favre
1996
Brett Favre
1995
Brett Favre
1994
Steve Young
1993
Emmitt Smith
1992
Steve Young
1991
Thurman Thomas
1990
Joe Montana
1989
Joe Montana
Year
MVP
1988
Boomer Esiason
1987
John Elway
1986
Lawrence Taylor
1985
Marcus Allen
1984
Dan Marino
1983
Joe Theismann
1982
Mark Moseley
1981
Ken Anderson
1980
Brian Sipe
1979
Earl Campbell
1978
Terry Bradshaw
1977
Walter Payton
1976
Bert Jones
1975
Fran Tarkenton
1974
Ken Stabler
1973
O.J. Simpson
Year
MVP
1972
Larry Brown
1971
Alan Page
1970
John Brodie
1969
Roman Gabriel
1968
Earl Morrall
1967
Johnny Unitas
1966
Bart Starr
1965
Jim Brown
1964
Johnny Unitas
1963
Y. A. Tittle
1962
Jim Taylor
1961
Paul Hornung
1960
Norm Van Brocklin
1959
Johnny Unitas
1958
Jim Brown
1957
Jim Brown
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Level 81
Feb 11, 2014
Manning is a beast. In the regular season.
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2017
Football is a team sport that is also heavily influenced by coaching. Give Manning Bill Belichick or Bill Walsh as HC and he may very well have won 4 or 5 SBs.

In 2008, the Patriots lost Brady...and went 11-5 with a total schmo at QB.

In 2001, the Colts lost Manning...and went 2-14.

In 2001, the Patriots got the chance to beat the Rams in the SB because Adam Vinatieri made a 45-yard FG in the snow to force OT with the Raiders in the Divisional Round.

In 2005, the Colts failed to force OT vs the Steelers in the Divisional Round because Mike Vanderjagt missed a 48-yard FG indoors, in perfect conditions.

No NFL coach has ever cast the regular season/playoff aspersion on Manning. Only fans and talking heads on TV. People who know, know better.

In games with the greatest possible stakes between them (AFC Champ.), Manning 3 Brady 1.

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Level 64
Jun 2, 2019
....and don't even get me started on Aaron Rodgers...
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Level ∞
Feb 7, 2021
The Brady vs Belichick debate is looking more favorable to Brady after this season!
+1
Level 66
Sep 8, 2021
I still think it's more Belichick, but Brady certainly hasn't hurt his case.
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Level 66
Sep 11, 2021
They learn from each other. Brady isn't the same player he would have been without Belichick and the other coaches. Belichick isn't the same coach he would have been without learning from Brady and the other players. People saying "it wasn't Belichick" because Brady won without being on his team aren't respecting the whole picture. There are pieces of the other in each of them.
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Level 27
Feb 11, 2014
Almost forgot about Tarkenton, then I remember whose record for interceptions did Favre break.
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Level 84
Feb 1, 2015
Career interceptions - Favre (336), Blanda (277), Hadl (268), Testaverde (267), Tarkenton (266). Maybe you were thinking of touchdown or passing yardage records.
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Level 61
Jun 10, 2017
Blanda and Hadl threw many of their interceptions in the AFL and Testaverde played after Tarkenton retired. Favre broke Tarkenton's NFL record.
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Level 74
Sep 26, 2014
Should tell you something about this award when a legend like Jerry Rice never got it.
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2015
yeah I typed in Rice right after Montana.. I was like what? lol Jerry Rice hands down was the best football player ever. Barry Sanders was in there too.
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Level 90
Sep 16, 2015
Sanders at least co-won it in 97.
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2017
He admitted to using Stick'em. I'd go easy on the GOAT thing with Rice.
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Level 84
Feb 12, 2020
Stick 'em didn't help with his speed or maneuverability. He had to outrun his opponents first before even touching the ball.
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2017
Yeah, I thought Rice would give me at least two correct answers.
+1
Level 30
Feb 1, 2017
Forgot Jim Brown and Dan Marino. And how has a WR never won?
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2017
WR's don't touch the ball but 10 times/game. And that's generous. Even RBs routinely handle the ball twice as often, sometimes 3 times as much. QBs not only have to deliver accurate passes for WRs to get receptions, but they have to make pre-snap adjustments, read defenses correctly, ignore the pass rush while going through their progressions, look-off defenders and then deliver an accurate ball, often times into a very small window to a moving target. Even great WRs are hardly as indispensable as great QBs.
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Level 61
Sep 3, 2018
But a kicker won in 1982 and the best player that year was Wes Chandler a WR.
+1
Level 52
May 6, 2021
I thought AB won one for some reason, so I got the first one in your list.
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Level 27
Feb 13, 2017
I still think Brees got robbed out of an MVP in '09 :(
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Level 28
Sep 5, 2018
I get QB's are way more important then WR's, but not to have Rice win one award is crazy, in fact in five of these MVP years, Rice was a receiver for the winner, Montana twice, Young twice and Gannon.
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2019
A kicker won MVP in 1982? SMH
+1
Level 25
Mar 11, 2020
It was a weird year cause the NFL went on strike
+1
Level 68
Aug 3, 2019
I think wide receivers and running backs are replaceable, a good O-Line and star QB are much more important to the offence than a star WR or star RB. This said, it is an absolute crime that Jerry Rice never won an MVP. Greatest player of all time.
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Level 18
Jul 21, 2020
I wouldn't quite say greatest, I think Tom Brady's better, though he is the greatest wide receiver of all time, and arguably the 2nd greatest NFL player in history
+1
Level 51
Jan 19, 2021
2 MVPs in 1997?
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Level 72
Sep 8, 2021
I don't think I ever agitate for this, but at least the way I tried to do this, I needed (quite a bit) more time. I started with the Seahawks, worked my way south, and then east. I had to remember relocated teams too. In retrospect, I probably should have just gone franchise by franchise, using the current divisions as organizers. Even so, there are so many eras I had to try to remember, so I took a long time (too long, obviously) on most teams. None of which forgives forgetting Barry Sanders.