2016 PFWA On-Field Awards Summary

During the week of January 16-20, 2017, the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) handed out its 2016 On-Field Awards.

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

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DE Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Joey Bosa, San Diego Chargers

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: Reggie McKenzie, Oakland Raiders
ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR: Kyle Shanahan, Atlanta Falcons

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR: WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LB Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons

2016 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM
Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders
T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Defense
DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Damon Harrison, New York Giants
OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; Landon Collins, New York Giants
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

2016 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots
RB – Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Rodney Hudson, Oakland Raiders
G – Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens
T – Donald Penn, Oakland Raiders; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Defense
DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins
OLB – Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills; Von Miller, Denver Broncos
MLB – Dont’a Hightower, New England Patriots
CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; Devin McCourty, New England Patriots
Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
P – Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
KR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

2016 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM
Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Defense
DE – Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks; Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Damon Harrison, New York Giants
OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins
MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
CB – Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
S – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers; Landon Collins, New York Giants
Special Teams
PK – Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
PR – Marcus Sherels, Minnesota Vikings
ST – Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

2016 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Offense
QB – Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
WR – Sterling Shepard, New York Giants; Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
TE – Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers
C – Cody Whitehair, Chicago Bears
G – Joe Thuney, New England Patriots; Laremy Tunsil, Miami Dolphins
T – Jack Conklin, Tennessee Titans; Taylor Decker, Detroit Lions
Defense
DL – Joey Bosa, San Diego Chargers; DeForest Buckner, San Francisco 49ers; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs; Yannick Ngakoue, Jacksonville Jaguars
LB – Jatavis Brown, San Diego Chargers; Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears; Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons
CB – Vernon Hargreaves III, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars
S – Karl Joseph, Oakland Raiders; Keanu Neal, Atlanta Falcons
Special Teams
PK – Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints
P – Riley Dixon, Denver Broncos
KR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
ST – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

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