The Associated Press' 50-member NFL honors and All-Pro selection committee includes the Star Tribune's Mark Craig. The selection committee members cast their votes two days after the regular season ends. Here is Craig's ballot:


Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

A crowded field early became a slam-dunk pick by season's end.

Coach of the Year: Kevin Stefanski, Browns

Former Vikings offensive coordinator took Cleveland to the playoffs. 'Nuff said.

Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Buccaneers

Tom Brady wasn't the only key TB in the Bucs' Super Bowl run.

Comeback Player of the Year: Alex Smith, QB, Washington

Toughest player in a tough-guy league.

Defensive Player of the Year: T.J. Watt, OLB, Steelers

Three-time winner J.J. isn't the only Watt worthy of this award.

Offensive Player of the Year: Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Only the eighth 2,000-yard rusher in league history.

Defensive Rookie: Chase Young, DE, Washington

Looked like a seasoned NFL edge rusher from the get-go.

Offensive Rookie: Justin Jefferson, Vikings

No offense to QB Justin Herbert — a well-deserving choice — but the NFL hasn't seen a rookie receiver this gifted and this special since Randy Moss.



WR (3): Stefon Diggs, Bills; Davante Adams, Packers; DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals

TE (1): Travis Kelce, Chiefs

LT (1): David Bakhtiari, Packers

LG (1): Quenton Nelson, Colts

C (1): Corey Linsley, Packers

RG (1): Brandon Scherff, Washington

RT (1): Jack Conklin, Browns

QB (1): Aaron Rodgers, Packers

RB (1): Derrick Henry, Titans


Edge rusher (2): T.J. Watt, Steelers; Khalil Mack, Bears

Interior lineman (2): Aaron Donald, Rams; Chris Jones, Chiefs

LB (3): Bobby Wagner, Seahawks; Fred Warner, 49ers; Lavonte David, Buccaneers

CB (2): Xavien Howard; J.C. Jackson, Patriots

S (2): Tyrann Mathieu, Chiefs; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers


Placekicker (1): Jason Sanders, Dolphins

Punter (1): Jake Bailey, Patriots

Kick returner (1): Cordarrelle Patterson, Bears

Punt returner (1): Gunner Olszewski, Patriots

Special teamer (1): George Odum, Colts

Long snapper (1): Morgan Cox, Ravens