Professional Football 1996-97 Season Annual Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The NFL does not sanction any of the major postseason awards for player and coaches, but many are given out. Among the presenters for the 1996 regular season were AP, UPI, The Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia, The Sporting News and the Pro Football Writers of America. Conference Most Valuable Player awards were also issued by the NFL Players Association.

Most Valuable Player

NFL Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB AP, PFWA, Max, TSN
AFC John Elway, Denver, QB NFLPA
NFC Brett Favre NFLPA

Offensive Players of the Year

NFL Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB PFWA
  Terrell Davis, Denver, RB AP
AFC Terrell Davis UPI
NFC Brett Favre UPI

Defensive Players of the Year

NFL Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DE AP, PFWA
AFC Bruce Smith UPI
NFC Kevin Green, Carolina, LB UPI

Rookies of the Year

NFL Eddie George, Houston, RB TSN PFWA
AFC Terry Glenn, New England, WR UPI
NFC Simeon Rice, Arizona, DE UPI
Offense Eddie George AP
Defense Simeon Rice AP

Coaches of the Year

NFL Dom Capers, Carolina AP, PFWA, Max, TSN
AFC Tom Couglin, Jacksonville UPI
NFC Dom Capers UPI


NFL Pro Bowl 1996-97 Season 1996 All-NFL Team


1996-97 Football Season
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