NFL MVP 2016: Award Winner, Voting Results and Twitter Reaction

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on January 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons star quarterback Matt Ryan was named the league's Most Valuable Player on Saturday at the NFL Honors, per the league's Twitter account:

He was also named Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the night.

Ryan led the highest-scoring offense in the NFL at 33.8 points per game, posting incredible individual numbers in the process. The 31-year-old led the league with a 117.1 quarterback rating and 83.3 Total QBR, per ESPN.com.

He also totaled 38 touchdowns to just seven interceptions as well as 4,944 passing yards on the season.

This was a big jump for a player who posted just an 89.0 quarterback rating with an 8-8 record as a starter during the 2015 season:

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com provided both the voting results and his reaction:

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the lack of support for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had a league-leading 40 touchdown passes. He also totaled 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions in the final six games of the regular season to help the team bounce back from a 4-6 start.

Still, it wasn't enough to top three other quarterbacks on the list.

ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell appreciated the final tally:

Others around the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia also appreciated the player's success:

Ryan will try to lead the Falcons to victory in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, though recent history is not on his side, per ESPN Stats & Info:

He will hope to change the trend in a duel against MVP runner-up Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

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