Carson Wentz, Todd Gurley named FedEx Air and Ground players of the year

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be the MVP, but a guy who missed three games due to injury has secured one of the league’s better-known awards.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Rams running back Todd Gurley have been named the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year. FedEx will donate $50,000 to the USO in the name of each player, a total donation of $100,000.

Wentz threw 33 touchdown passes, and he generated  3,296 passing yards. Gurley led the league with 2,093 scrimmage yards and 19 total touchdowns.

Many more awards will be announced throughout the afternoon and evening in conjunction with the NFL Honors ceremony. We’ll be providing updates as to each of them as the hardware is awarded.

In the interim, enjoy our Friday conversation with Gurley, recorded during his visit to Radio Row at the Mall of America.

21 responses to “Carson Wentz, Todd Gurley named FedEx Air and Ground players of the year

  1. I think it’s hard to knock Eli Manning for having a goofy face if Wentz is your QB. They’re two peas in the doofus pod. When Eli retires the crown is his.

  2. Can’t really disagree with those picks. I really do wish Wentz was healthy to play the Pats tomorrow though, would be a much different game.

  3. To all you ignorant pats fans. Believe me, you don’t want to play wentz. Your going to get your rear end handed to you by foles. Lol. You won your last super bowl for years to come. When wentz is back next year the Eagles will go on a run of at least 10 more after tomorrow. Not take your medicine and go to bed. Falcons done. Vikings done pats in the oven.

  4. Wentz is a one year wonder who didn’t even play a whole year this year. He should not be get this award. If you are going to include partial year players, then the Houston QB is the one who deserves this.

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    February 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Wentz couldn’t beat Seattle….that alone knocks him off any award ceremony.


    Then by your logic, Brady sucks. He lost to Miami. Some logic you got there. And I’m anything but a pats fan.

  6. jackedupboonie says:
    February 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    Hey philly….welcome to the one year run. Don’t screw it up. You won’t be back. The NFC is stacked.


    I have a feeling philly isn’t done. 20 of their 22 starters on both sides of the ball are under contract for at least the next season. And they ran through most of the best NFC teams. You may not like them, but they aren’t done.

  7. Sorry jackedupboonie Philly can’t come to phone right now because they are busy. There offseason hasn’t started yet. Please leave your message after the beep.

  8. Not a LAR fan by any means, but to can not deny great players. As much as I HATE to watch him dominate every team he plays, there is no denying that Gurley is a BEAST! Total Stud! Would LOVE to have him on my team. And as to what this guy said:

    “Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    February 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Wentz is a one year wonder who didn’t even play a whole year this year. He should not be get this award.”

    Is this a joke? Again, hate/like any team, how can you argue with how good Wentz is? He is the real deal, and I expect to see him play at a extremely high level for years to come. Sorry the guy tore his ACL while helping his team to try to score a TD. He’s a real old school baller. He’s a team player. He wants to win. He isn’t afraid to sacrifice his body for his team (even though I’m sure his coach, team owner, teammates, and a lot of the rest of the world wince why watching him run with the ball in fear of what just happened against the Rams) The kid is very good. And just getting started. He put up amazing numbers even though he didn’t play the whole season. Teams fear this guy. Would have been league MVP if not for the injury. Players like him are what is great about the NFL.

    Congrats to both of these guys. Ballers!

  9. It’s a consolidation prize because Brady won MVP. I would argue that Wentz was MVP despite missing those games, but I know that’s downvote material here. Brady deserves recognition for what he did this year, but I still think that if you sat down and looked what was accomplished this year by every player, Carson Wentz is the guy who comes to mind first as the person who had the biggest impact individually.

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