NFL AP MVP Shares Career Leaders

AP MVP voting data is complete since 1986. 1957-59, 1962-73 and 1976-84 are at minimum nearly complete. 1960, 1961 and 1975 are missing entirely. 1974 and 1985 are missing about 1/3 of voting data.
+ Indicates Hall of Famer

Leaders

Leaders Table
Rank Player AP MVP Shares Years Tm
1Peyton Manning+4.581998-20152TM
2Tom Brady3.402000-20202TM
3Johnny Unitas+2.791956-19732TM
4Aaron Rodgers2.502005-2020gnb
5Brett Favre+2.171991-20104TM
6Jim Brown+2.161957-1965cle
7Steve Young+1.781985-19992TM
8Joe Montana+1.631979-19942TM
9Y.A. Tittle+1.371948-19643TM
10Kurt Warner+1.111998-20093TM
11Earl Campbell+1.061978-19852TM
12O.J. Simpson+1.001969-19792TM
13Lamar Jackson1.002018-2020rav
14Marshall Faulk+.991994-20052TM
15Walter Payton+.991975-1987chi
16Cam Newton.962011-20202TM
17John Elway+.951983-1998den
18LaDainian Tomlinson+.882001-20112TM
19Patrick Mahomes.862017-2020kan
20Earl Morrall.851956-19766TM
21Barry Sanders+.791989-1998det
22Randall Cunningham.791985-20014TM
23Dan Marino+.771983-1999mia
24Dan Fouts+.761973-1987sdg
25Joe Theismann.731974-1985was
26Jerry Rice+.691985-20043TM
27Terrell Davis+.671995-2001den
28Adrian Peterson.672007-20205TM
29Ken Stabler+.661970-19843TM
30Brian Sipe.641974-1983cle
31Eric Dickerson+.641983-19934TM
32Larry Brown.601969-1976was
33Steve McNair.551995-20072TM
34Ken Anderson.551971-1986cin
35Emmitt Smith+.531990-20042TM
36Lawrence Taylor+.511981-1993nyg
37Matt Ryan.502008-2020atl
38Rich Gannon.501987-20044TM
39Marcus Allen+.491982-19972TM
40Terry Bradshaw+.491970-1983pit
Bert Jones.491973-19822TM
42Thurman Thomas+.481988-20002TM
43Jim Taylor+.451958-19672TM
44Drew Brees.452001-20202TM
45Roman Gabriel.441962-19772TM
46John Brodie.441957-1973sfo
47Bart Starr+.421956-1971gnb
48Mark Moseley.421970-19864TM
49Boomer Esiason.401984-19973TM
50Shaun Alexander.382000-20082TM
51George Blanda+.351949-19754TM
52Jim Kelly+.281986-1996buf
53J.J. Watt.262011-2020htx
54Alan Page+.251967-19812TM
55Roger Staubach+.241969-1979dal
56Bob Griese+.241967-1980mia
57Warren Moon+.241984-20004TM
58Jack Lambert+.231974-1984pit
59Donovan McNabb.221999-20113TM
60Roger Craig.221983-19933TM
61Leroy Kelly+.221964-1973cle
62Charlie Conerly.191948-1961nyg
63Carl Eller+.181964-19792TM
64Joe Kapp.171967-19702TM
65Tony Dorsett+.171977-19882TM
66Eddie George.161996-20042TM
Todd Gurley.162015-20202TM
68Craig Morton.141965-19823TM
69Barry Foster.141990-1994pit
Bruce Smith+.141985-20032TM
71Otis Taylor.131965-1975kan
Larry Wilson+.131960-1972crd
73Gale Sayers+.131965-1971chi
74Terry Metcalf.131973-19812TM
75Tiki Barber.121997-2006nyg
Derek Carr.122014-2020rai
Ezekiel Elliott.122016-2020dal
78Joe Schmidt+.111953-1965det
79Sonny Jurgensen+.111957-19742TM
80Sam Huff+.111956-19692TM
81Jamal Lewis.102000-20092TM
82Mark Rypien.101988-20015TM
83Bobby Mitchell+.101958-19682TM
84Calvin Hill.091969-19813TM
85Don Meredith.091960-1968dal
86Bill Nelsen.091963-19722TM
87Don Majkowski.091987-19963TM
88Jamal Anderson.091994-2001atl
Randy Moss+.091998-20125TM
90Deacon Jones+.081961-19743TM
91Priest Holmes.081997-20072TM
92Josh Allen.082018-2020buf
Larry Csonka+.081968-19792TM
Billy Kilmer.081961-19783TM
Chad Pennington.082000-20102TM
Philip Rivers.082004-20202TM
Kordell Stewart.081995-20053TM
Michael Turner.082004-20122TM
99Mike Singletary+.081981-1992chi
100Lenny Moore+.071956-1967clt
101Jim Zorn.071976-19873TM
102Dick Butkus+.071965-1973chi
103Chuck Foreman.061973-19802TM
104Jerome Bettis+.061993-20052TM
105Joe Morris.061982-19912TM
106James Harrison.062002-20173TM
Ray Lewis+.061996-2012rav
Carson Palmer.062004-20173TM
109Bob Lilly+.061961-1974dal
110Joe Namath+.051965-19772TM
111Steve Bartkowski.051975-19862TM
Roger Brown.051960-19692TM
Ron Jaworski.051974-19894TM
Dave Parks.051964-19733TM
115Willie Davis+.041958-19692TM
116John Mackey+.041963-19722TM
117Dana Stubblefield.041993-20033TM
Michael Vick.042001-20154TM
119Keith Millard.041985-19934TM
120DeMarco Murray.042011-20173TM
Tony Romo.042004-2016dal
Brian Urlacher+.042000-2012chi
Carson Wentz.042016-2020phi
124John Hadl.041962-19774TM
125Fran Tarkenton+.041961-19782TM
126Steve DeBerg.041978-19986TM
127Sterling Sharpe.041988-1994gnb
128Troy Aikman+.041989-2000dal
129Duane Putnam.031952-19623TM
Billy Wilson.031951-1960sfo
131Raymond Berry+.031955-1967clt
J.D. Smith.031956-19663TM
133Len Dawson+.031957-19753TM
Chester Marcol.031972-19802TM
Paul Warfield+.031964-19772TM
136Merlin Olsen+.031962-1976ram
137Harold Jackson.031968-19835TM
Mike Lucci.031962-19732TM
Charlie Sanders+.031968-1977det
140Rosey Grier.021955-19662TM
Bobby Layne+.021948-19624TM
142Harold Carmichael+.021971-19842TM
Fred Dean+.021975-19852TM
Steve Largent+.021976-1989sea
Lou Michaels.021958-19714TM
Johnny Morris.021958-1967chi
Pete Retzlaff.021956-1966phi
John Riggins+.021971-19852TM
Danny White.021976-1988dal
Ken Willard.021965-19742TM
151Jim Harbaugh.021987-20004TM
152Dan Reeves.021965-1972dal
153Derrick Brooks+.021995-2008tam
Alex Karras+.021958-1970det
Carnell Lake.021989-20013TM
156Edgerrin James+.021999-20093TM
Chris Johnson.022008-20173TM
Dave Preston.021978-1983den
Bobby Wagner.022012-2020sea
160Franco Harris+.011972-19842TM
Greg Landry.011968-19843TM
Willie Lanier+.011967-1977kan
Larry Little+.011967-19802TM
164Marlin Briscoe.011968-19766TM
Manny Fernandez.011968-1975mia
Ron Johnson.011969-19752TM
Herschel Walker.011986-19974TM
168Mark Bavaro.011985-19943TM
Tony Eason.011983-19902TM
Cortez Kennedy+.011990-2000sea
171Phil Simms.011979-1993nyg
172Seth Joyner.011986-19984TM
173Lynn Dickey.011971-19852TM
Ronnie Lott+.011981-19943TM
Wilbert Montgomery.011977-19852TM
Chuck Muncie.011976-19842TM
George Rogers.011981-19872TM
Randy White+.011975-1988dal
Kellen Winslow+.011979-1987sdg
180Deion Sanders+.011989-20055TM