Skip to content

AP Offensive Player of the Year

Year Award Recipient
1972 Washington Redskins AP Offensive Player of the Year Larry Brown
1973 Buffalo Bills AP Offensive Player of the Year O.J. Simpson
1974 Oakland Raiders AP Offensive Player of the Year Ken Stabler
1975 Minnesota Vikings AP Offensive Player of the Year Fran Tarkenton
1976 Baltimore Colts AP Offensive Player of the Year Bert Jones
1977 Chicago Bears AP Offensive Player of the Year Walter Payton
1978 Houston Oilers AP Offensive Player of the Year Earl Campbell
1979 Houston Oilers AP Offensive Player of the Year Earl Campbell
1980 Houston Oilers AP Offensive Player of the Year Earl Campbell
1981 Cincinnati Bengals AP Offensive Player of the Year Ken Anderson
1982 San Diego Chargers AP Offensive Player of the Year Dan Fouts
1983 Washington Redskins AP Offensive Player of the Year Joe Theismann
1984 Miami Dolphins AP Offensive Player of the Year Dan Marino
1985 Los Angeles Raiders AP Offensive Player of the Year Marcus Allen
1986 Los Angeles Rams AP Offensive Player of the Year Eric Dickerson
1987 San Francisco 49ers AP Offensive Player of the Year Jerry Rice
1988 San Francisco 49ers AP Offensive Player of the Year Roger Craig
1989 San Francisco 49ers AP Offensive Player of the Year Joe Montana
1990 Houston Oilers AP Offensive Player of the Year Warren Moon
1991 Buffalo Bills AP Offensive Player of the Year Thurman Thomas
1992 San Francisco 49ers AP Offensive Player of the Year Steve Young
1993 San Francisco 49ers AP Offensive Player of the Year Jerry Rice
1994 Detroit Lions AP Offensive Player of the Year Barry Sanders
1995 Green Bay Packers AP Offensive Player of the Year Brett Favre
1996 Denver Broncos AP Offensive Player of the Year Terrell Davis
1997 Detroit Lions AP Offensive Player of the Year Barry Sanders
1998 Denver Broncos AP Offensive Player of the Year Terrell Davis
1999 St. Louis Rams AP Offensive Player of the Year Marshall Faulk
2000 St. Louis Rams AP Offensive Player of the Year Marshall Faulk
2001 St. Louis Rams AP Offensive Player of the Year Marshall Faulk
2002 Kansas City Chiefs AP Offensive Player of the Year Priest Holmes
2003 Baltimore Ravens AP Offensive Player of the Year Jamal Lewis
2004 Indianapolis Colts AP Offensive Player of the Year Peyton Manning
2005 Seattle Seahawks AP Offensive Player of the Year Shaun Alexander
2006 San Diego Chargers AP Offensive Player of the Year LaDainian Tomlinson
2007 New England Patriots AP Offensive Player of the Year Tom Brady
2008 New Orleans Saints AP Offensive Player of the Year Drew Brees
2009 Tennessee Titans AP Offensive Player of the Year Chris Johnson
2010 New England Patriots AP Offensive Player of the Year Tom Brady
2011 New Orleans Saints AP Offensive Player of the Year Drew Brees
2012 Minnesota Vikings AP Offensive Player of the Year Adrian Peterson
2013 Denver Broncos AP Offensive Player of the Year Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning set NFL records for both passing yards and passing touchdowns during the 2013 season.

2014 Dallas Cowboys AP Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray
2015 Carolina Panthers AP Offensive Player of the Year Cam Newton
2016 Atlanta Falcons AP Offensive Player of the Year Matt Ryan