For the first time, the entire slate of Associated Press' end-of-season NFL awards -- MVP, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year -- will be unveiled on NFL Network during Super Bowl week from North Texas.
The ballots for each AP award were handed in at the conclusion of the regular season before the start of the playoffs. Vote for which player you think should receive the award.
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
Brady put together one of the best seasons of his career and did so with a fractured foot. He set a new record for pass attempts without an interception (335 straight to end the regular season) and also established a new league mark for consecutive regular-season home wins with 28. He passed for 3,900 yards, 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions for a 111.0 rating.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
To put Charles' sensational season into perspective, you have to look at the history books. Only once in league history had a running back averaged over 6.3 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts). That player? Jim Brown. Well, now Charles is on that short list. He was second to Brown with a 6.38 average and gained 1,935 yards from scrimmage (1,467 rushing, 468 receiving).
Arian Foster, QB, Houston Texans
Foster burst onto the scene this year and wound up having one of the best seasons ever for an undrafted player. He ran for 231 yards in Week 1 against the Colts and never looked back, finishing with a league-leading 1,616 yards -- 149 more than runner-up Jamaal Charles. He also led the league with 18 total touchdowns and 16 on the ground.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Before missing the last two weeks of the season, Jones-Drew was on a tear. He put together a midseason streak where he rushed for over 100 yards in six consecutive games, and Jacksonville won five of those contests to put itself in position for a playoff spot. Jones-Drew was also proficient as a receiver, tallying 34 catches for 317 yards.
Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers
Rivers continued to produce despite losing his top receivers on seemingly a weekly basis. He finished first in the NFL with 4,710 passing yards and fifth with 30 touchdowns, while completing 66 percent of his passes. Even more amazing than those gaudy statistics is the fact he was missing his top two receivers -- tight end Antonio Gates and wide receiver Vincent Jackson -- for a good portion of the season, and completed passes to 17 different players.
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
Not only did Ryan lead the Falcons to the best record in the NFC at 13-3, he did so in style by putting up some impressive numbers. He had a career-high 3,705 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, while throwing a career-low nine picks. Illustrating the increased confidence the coaching staff had in him, Ryan passed 571 times - 120 attempts more than his previous high -- and shouldered more of the load.
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick's posted career highs in completion percentage (62.6), passing yards (3,018), passing touchdowns (21), and passer rating (100.3),). Perhaps most impressive, in four full games against division opponents (he left a loss vs. the Redskins in the first half), he went 4-0 and threw for 1,103 yards, nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. He also added 260 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.