Last night was the “NFL Honors,” the league’s annual award show. Tom Brady was named Most Valuable Player, Todd Gurley was named Offensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald was named Defensive Player of the Year, Sean McVay was named Head Coach of the Year, and a pair of Saints were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year.
The award that honors players who have a significant positive impact on their community was given to J.J. Watt for the $37 million he raised after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city of Houston.
J.J. Watt, who raised more than $37 million in just 19 days for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, won the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. https://t.co/YKePhhApTd— ESPN (@espn) February 4, 2018
Watt beat out Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers and Benjamin Watson of the Baltimore Ravens for the award. Here are some quick video clips of Watt after winning an award that really doesn’t have any losers.
J.J. Watt on using his NFL platform to give back: "If I'm remembered as a football player, and a good football player...and that's all I'm remembered for, then I did a poor job in my life." #WPMOY pic.twitter.com/152LD61uEa— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) February 4, 2018
J.J. Watt says his parents taught him from a young age to give back. "People are always watching what we're going to do next and if we use that power for good, if we can use that power to create positivity in this world...we can do some incredible things." pic.twitter.com/sqWxcZEmek— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) February 4, 2018