At the annual NFL Honors awards ceremony held Saturday night, LaDanian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, and Kurt Warner became the headliners for the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 to be enshrined in Canton, while Matt Ryan steamrolled the competition and became the most decorated winner of the evening to highlight the evening. Ryan, mere hours away from having the best season of his career capped by his first Super Bowl appearance, took home the FedEx Air Player of the Year Award, the league’s Offensive Player of the Year Award, and bested his soon-to-be Super Bowl opponent Tom Brady to take his first career Most Valuable Player Award.

Other winners included Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott as the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, fellow Cowboy rookie Ezekiel Elliot for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year, the Chargers’ Joey Bosa nabbing the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, Oakland’s Khalil Mack taking the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, the Cowboys’ Jason Garrett for the Head Coach of the Year, Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan as the Assistant Head Coach of the Year, and Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson earning the Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Tomlinson, making the Hall in his first year of eligibility, leads a class that also has kicker Morten Anderson, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, safety Kenny Easley, and defensive end Jason Taylor. LT spent nine years with the Chargers and two with the Jets, becoming a four-time first-team All-Pro selection in a career that saw him rush for 13,684 yards, while being versatile enough to grab 4772 career receiving yards and became the first player to rush for 1000 yards and catch 100 passes in the same season in 2003.

Warner’s heyday was 1999-2001 with the Rams, whose offense was known as “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Warner quit his job bagging groceries, first for a stint in the Arena League, then landed in the NFL after getting a tryout with St. Louis. An injury to Trent Green thrust Warner into the lineup for 1999. Coach Dick Vermeil cried when he lost his supposed star quarterback. But he ended up with another. Warner went on to win two overall MVPs and one at the Super Bowl to close the 1999 season, when the Rams captured their only Lombardi Trophy. The 1999 and 2000 teams are still among the top 10 in most points scored in league history. After leaving St. Louis and having a failed stint with the New York Giants, he resurrected himself in Arizona, where he lead the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl after a Pro Bowl season in 2008.

Davis finally made the Hall after 11 years of snubs. He was a sixth-round pick out of Georgia in 1995 who caught Broncos coach Mike Shanahan’s eye with a big hit on special teams in a preseason game. Davis became the starting tailback, and from 1996 to ’98 he complemented John Elway, helping the Broncos to 45 victories and finally pushing Elway over the top with two Super Bowl titles. In 1998, Davis became the fourth runner to surpass 2,000 yards, finishing with 2008. Davis suffered a career-changing knee injury in 1999 while making a tackle after an interception and played only 17 more games before retiring in 2001. His 78 career games spanned seven seasons, meaning Davis lasted the same number of years as Hall of Fame runner Gale Sayers, who is often held up as Exhibit A when voters debate short bursts of greatness versus longevity.

Anderson becomes the second player in league history to make the Hall strictly as a place kicker, joining Jan Stenerud. He played 25 seasons in 382 and scored 2544 points for five teams, currently being the all-time leading scorer for both the Falcons and the Saints. Taylor was Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 with 13½ sacks and finished his 15-year career, most of them with the Dolphins, with 139½ sacks, eight interceptions and 29 fumble recoveries. Easley was a five-time Pro Bowl selection whose career lasted only seven seasons because of kidney issues. He was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1984. Jones’ Cowboys have won three Super Bowls in his tenure, and he has been a driving voice in the league’s marketing efforts and growth since he purchased the team in 1989. Perhaps the biggest surprise from the Hall of Fame class in the exclusion of Terrell Owens in his second year of eligibility. The fact that he didn’t even make the final cut defies logic when one considers his place in the history of wide receivers.

Ryan, 31, received 25 MVP votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots finished second with 10 votes, followed by Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott and the Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr, who each received six. In winning the Offensive POY award, he beat out Aaron Rodgers 15½ votes to 11. He passed for 4,944 passing yards with 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions and led the NFL with a 117.1 passer rating, helping the Falcons score a league-high 540 points. It marked the second consecutive year a quarterback from the NFC South was named MVP, following Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers.

Prescott became the first Cowboy to win the honor since Emmitt Smith in 1990, edging teammate Ezekiel Elliott, who finished second. His first order of business was asking if he could share the award with Elliott, saying: “Do we have a knife so I can cut this in half?” Prescott acknowledged the team’s offensive line- who themselves were recognized as the Offensive Line of the Year- for allowing “both of these rookies to do what we did this whole season.” Prescott, accompanied by Elliott onstage, also thanked “the other 31 teams for passing up on me as much they did.” Prescott edged Elliott in rookie votes, 28½ to 21½.

The Cowboys settled on Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft, No. 135 overall, after they were unable to trade back into the first round to take Paxton Lynch or get Connor Cook earlier in the fourth round. All he did was have one of the best seasons ever by a rookie quarterback. In addition to the 13 wins, which tied Ben Roethlisberger for the most in NFL history by a rookie quarterback, Prescott set team rookie records in yards (3,667), touchdowns (23), attempts (459), completions (311), passer rating (104.9) and completion percentage (67.8).

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