It is Friday, and Cleveland Browns fans did not get their wish of Denzel Ward being named NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year at the NFL Honors celebration on Thursday night.
Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams won the award during a great week when he also gets a chance to win a Super Bowl championship on Sunday night.
Nobody more deserving.
For his impact off the field, Andrew Whitworth is your 2021 @Nationwide Walter Payton Man of the Year! #WPMOY pic.twitter.com/rZC1AJuP3i
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 11, 2022
A recap of the NFL Honors award winners is the top headline in today’s news and notes.
1. NFL Honors Awards Handed Out
The star-studded event occurred on Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers repeated as NFL MVP.
FOUR-TIME MVP. 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆@AaronRodgers12 | #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/vC9MbFQcTb
— NFL (@NFL) February 11, 2022
The AFC North was well represented with award winners including:
Defensive Player of the Year: T.J. Watt
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Ja’Marr Chase
Best Moment of the Year: Justin Tucker‘s 66-yard field goal
Comeback Player of the Year: Joe Burrow
Ray Lewis introduces Justin Tucker in honor of his epic 66-yard, record-breaking field goal in Detroit which takes home the NFL’s Moment of the Year. #Ravens pic.twitter.com/WXkTCfZloM
— Bobby Trosset (@bobbywbal) February 11, 2022
2. Browns Win Inaugural John B. Wooten Award
The Browns organization won the first-ever John B. Wooten Award on Thursday.
This award, celebrating diversity and inclusion in the workplace, is awarded to the NFL team who best embodies these qualities.
GM Andrew Berry released a statement upon receiving the award.
“It is a tremendous honor for the Browns to be the inaugural recipient of the John B. Wooten Award. Diversity, equity and inclusion are priorities for us.”
We're honored to receive the @FritzPollard03 Alliance's inaugural John B. Wooten Award, given to NFL teams that embody workplace diversity, equity and inclusion
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 10, 2022
3. Another GOAT Retires
Those who are watching the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics were aware that snowboarder Shaun White was retiring after he competed in Beijing.
His final runs were on Thursday night, and White just missed the podium finishing in fourth place.
The 35-year-old White was competing against a snowboarder who was only 10 months old when White won his first gold medal in 2006.
16 years apart.
5x Olympian. 3x Gold medalist.
The end to a storied Olympic career for @shaunwhite. pic.twitter.com/I9evHJwNiV
— ESPN (@espn) February 11, 2022
First was Tom Brady, and now is Shaun White, let there be no more high-profile retirements in 2022.
Happy Friday Browns Fans!
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