The NFL Honors show was held Saturday night in San Francisco, and with no surprise, granted Carolina quarterback Cam Newton the NFL MVP. Newton won this vote by a long shot, receiving 48 out of the 50 votes from the top NFL broadcasters and sportswriters.
“To be the first person in Panthers history to win it — that’s what I’m most proud about” Newton told ESPN. But not only did the quarterback make history, but coach Ron Rivera won Coach of the Year, being the second time he earned this title in three seasons.
If Carolina wins Sunday against the Broncos, it would make Newton the second player to ever win a Heisman Trophy, college football national championship, NFL MVP and then the Super Bowl, right after Marcus Allen.
We will follow the Super Bowl 50 to see if Newton will be able to make this history, or if Manning will lead the Broncos to victory.