Each year, the National Football League hosts a two-hour long primetime awards show honoring the league's best players, performances, and plays from the previous season. This year, viewers can tune into the broadcast tonight at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and NFLN or at 9 p.m. PT on ABC. Unlike previous years, the 2022 ceremony will be broadcasted live, and will be hosted by Emmy-award winning actor Keegan-Michael Key.
During the ceremony, several NFL players will be announced as the winner of prestigious awards like AP Coach of the Year, AP Most Valuable Player, NFL Inspire Change Tribute, and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
Other categories include:
- AP Comeback Player of the Year
- AP Offensive Player of the Year
- AP Defensive Player of the Year
- AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
- AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
- Bridgestone Clutch Performance Play of the Year
- Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022
- FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
- Salute to Service Award
- Bud Light Celly of the Year
- Courtyard Unstoppable Performance of the Year
- NFL Fan of the Year
- Deacon Jones Award
- Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
- AP Assistant Coach of the Year
Take a look at wide receiver Tyler Lockett in the community, both in the Seattle area and beyond, throughout his eight years in the NFL. Lockett is the Seahawks' 2022 nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, given to a player for his excellence on and off the field.
This year, the Seahawks' own Tyler Lockett is nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The honor of winning the Man of the Year award, Lockett said, means more to him than any on-field success.
"That's an award that, I think, is better than the Super Bowl," he said. "To be highlighted for something that's outside of football, that has nothing to do with my playing on the field, that has nothing to do with any of that type of stuff, just the person that I am and my heart, that's something that means everything to me."
The wide receiver and founder of the Light It Up Foundation hopes to become the second consecutive Seahawk to win the award after quarterback Russell Wilson received the honor last year.