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FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan focused on improving his deep passes, and it showed. He put together a season that hit career highs in completion percentage, yards, touchdowns and passer rating. He also threw a career low in interceptions with just seven on the season. Ryan completed 373 of 534 passes for 4,944 yards and 38 TDs all with a 117.1 passer rating.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
This just in, Drew Brees is good at football. At age 37, he has put together another season where he threw more than 5,000 yards. That yard total has only been accomplished nine times in NFL history. Five of those nine seasons belong to Brees. Brees completed 471 of 673 passes for 5,208 yards and 37 TDs for a 101.7 passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Early in the season, the Packers needed to "run the table" in order to make the playoffs. Rodgers certainly did his part. Over the final seven games of the season, Rodgers threw 18 TDs and 0 INTs. Rodgers completed 401 of 610 passes for 4,428 yards and 40 touchdowns for a 104.2. passer rating.
FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Elliott didn't take long to make an impact in the NFL. The rookie running back not only improved the Cowboys' offense, he led the league in rushing. Elliott rushed for 1,631 yards on 322 carries and 15 TDs. He also had 32 catches for 363 yards and a TD.
David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
Johnson was the Cardinals' MVP. He had 15 consecutive games with 100 total yards or more. That matched a record set by Barry Sanders in 1997, a year Sanders shared NFL MVP honors with Brett Favre. Johnson rushed for 1,239 yards on 293 carries and 16 TDs. He also had 80 catches for 879 yards and a four TDs.
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell is the most versatile running back in the league. Bell's numbers are even more impressive when you consider he missed the first three games of the season and was also rested in Week 17. Bell rushed for 1,268 yards on 261 carries and seven TDs. He also had 75 catches for 616 yards and two TDs.