2018 PFWA On-Field Awards Summary

During the week of January 14-18, 2019, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) handed out its 2018 On-Field Awards.

Here is a summary of the award winners, as voted on by the PFWA membership:

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DT Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: QB Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: LB Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts

COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: Chris Ballard, Indianapolis Colts
ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR: Vic Fangio, Chicago Bears

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TE George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

2018 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM
Offense
QB – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons, and Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (tie)
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
T – David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
Defense
DE – Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
OLB – Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
S – Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
PR – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
ST – Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers

2018 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB – Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
WR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
G – Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens
T – Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans; Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
Defense
DE – Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs
OLB – Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
ILB – C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
CB – Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins
S – Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Brett Kern, Tennessee Titans
KR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
PR – Andre Roberts, New York Jets
ST – Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers

2018 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
WR –Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
TE – George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
G – Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints; David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers
Defense
DE – Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings, and DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys (tie)
DT – Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
OLB – Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins; Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys
S – Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
Special Teams
PK – Aldrick Rosas, New York Giants
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Richie James, San Francisco 49ers
PR – Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
ST – Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams

2018 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Offense
QB – Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
RB – Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
WR – Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons; DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers
TE – Chris Herndon, New York Jets
C – Billy Price, Cincinnati Bengals
G – Will Hernandez, New York Giants; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
T – Mike McGlinchey, San Francisco 49ers; Braden Smith, Indianapolis Colts
Defense
DL – Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos; Marcus Davenport, New Orleans Saints; Da’Shawn Hand, Detroit Lions; Daron Payne, Washington Redskins
LB – Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts; Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears; Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas Cowboys
CB – Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers, Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns
S – Jessie Bates, Cincinnati Bengals; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams
PK – Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins
P – Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks
KR – Tremon Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
PR – Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals
ST – Zeke Turner, Arizona Cardinals

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