NFL AP OPOY Shares Career Leaders

AP OPOY voting data is complete since 1986. 1975 and 1985 are missing entirely. All other seasons since award began are at minimum nearly complete.
+ Indicates Hall of Famer

Leaders

Leaders Table
Rank Player AP OPOY Shares Years Tm
1Peyton Manning+2.181998-20152TM
2Drew Brees2.022001-20202TM
3Jerry Rice+1.711985-20043TM
4Marshall Faulk+1.661994-20052TM
5Tom Brady1.612000-20222TM
6Barry Sanders+1.571989-1998det
7Earl Campbell+1.541978-19852TM
8O.J. Simpson+1.121969-19792TM
9Joe Montana+1.071979-19942TM
10Steve Young+1.071985-19992TM
11Dan Fouts+1.041973-1987sdg
12Dan Marino+1.021983-1999mia
13Walter Payton+.961975-1987chi
14Terrell Davis+.951995-2001den
15LaDainian Tomlinson+.942001-20112TM
16Brett Favre+.941991-20104TM
17Adrian Peterson.922007-20217TM
18Eric Dickerson+.901983-19934TM
19Aaron Rodgers.882005-2022gnb
20Kurt Warner+.801998-20093TM
21Todd Gurley.782015-20202TM
22Chris Johnson.772008-20173TM
23Emmitt Smith+.741990-20042TM
24Patrick Mahomes.722017-2022kan
25Cooper Kupp.702017-2022ram
26Shaun Alexander.682000-20082TM
27Derrick Henry .642016-2022oti
28Thurman Thomas+.611988-20002TM
29Ken Stabler+.591970-19843TM
30Jamal Lewis.582000-20092TM
31Randall Cunningham.561985-20014TM
32Larry Brown.551969-1976was
33Warren Moon+.541984-20004TM
34Priest Holmes.531997-20072TM
35DeMarco Murray.522011-20173TM
36Joe Theismann.491974-1985was
37Ken Anderson.481971-1986cin
38Antonio Brown.462010-20213TM
39Roger Craig.451983-19933TM
40Bert Jones.431973-19822TM
41Randy Moss+.421998-20125TM
42Boomer Esiason.411984-19973TM
43Michael Thomas.382016-2022nor
44Cam Newton.362011-20212TM
45Brian Sipe.351974-1983cle
46Lamar Jackson.342018-2022rav
47John Elway+.331983-1998den
48Matt Ryan.312008-2022atl
49Marvin Harrison+.301996-2008clt
50Barry Foster.301990-1994pit
51Terry Bradshaw+.291970-1983pit
52Tony Dorsett+.251977-19882TM
53Michael Vick.242001-20154TM
54Christian McCaffrey.242017-2022car
Philip Rivers.242004-20202TM
56Rich Gannon.231987-20044TM
57Jim Kelly+.221986-1996buf
58Marcus Allen+.211982-19972TM
59LeSean McCoy.202009-20204TM
Jonathan Taylor.202020-2022clt
61Sterling Sharpe.191988-1994gnb
62Russell Wilson.182012-2022sea
63Otis Armstrong.181973-1980den
64David Johnson.162015-20222TM
65Terry Metcalf.151973-19812TM
66Arian Foster.142009-20162TM
Edgerrin James+.141999-20093TM
68Carson Palmer.142004-20173TM
69Mark Moseley.131970-19864TM
70Tiki Barber.121997-2006nyg
71Ezekiel Elliott.112016-2022dal
72Jim Zorn.101976-19873TM
73Don Majkowski.091987-19963TM
74Joe Morris.091982-19912TM
75Mark Rypien.091988-20015TM
76Daunte Culpepper.081999-20094TM
Terrell Owens+.081996-20105TM
78Jamaal Charles.082008-20183TM
Eddie George.081996-20042TM
80John Jefferson.071978-19853TM
81Herman Moore.071991-20022TM
82Larry Csonka+.071968-19792TM
Earl Morrall.071956-19766TM
84Ricky Williams.061999-20113TM
85Steve McNair.061995-20072TM
86Josh Allen.062018-2022buf
Le'Veon Bell.062013-20215TM
DeAndre Hopkins.062013-20222TM
Travis Kelce.062013-2022kan
Donovan McNabb.061999-20113TM
91Franco Harris+.051972-19842TM
92John Riggins+.051971-19852TM
George Rogers.051981-19872TM
94Jamal Anderson.041994-2001atl
95Curtis Martin+.041995-20052TM
96Fred Biletnikoff+.041965-1978rai
DeSean Jackson.042008-20225TM
Calvin Johnson+.042007-2015det
Julio Jones.042011-20222TM
Alvin Kamara.042017-2022nor
Robert Smith.041993-2000min
Roddy White.042005-2015atl
DeAngelo Williams.042006-20162TM
104Christian Okoye.041987-1992kan
105Wes Chandler.041978-19883TM
Bob Griese+.041967-1980mia
Danny White.041976-1988dal
Kellen Winslow+.041979-1987sdg
109Jerome Bettis+.031993-20052TM
110Eddie Brown.031985-1991cin
111Larry Little+.031967-19802TM
Joe Namath+.031965-19772TM
113Neal Anderson.031986-1993chi
114Ottis Anderson.021979-19922TM
Chuck Muncie.021976-19842TM
Billy Sims.021980-1984det
Roger Staubach+.021969-1979dal
118Vinny Testaverde.021987-20077TM
119Derek Carr.022014-2022rai
Rob Gronkowski.022010-20212TM
Torry Holt.021999-20092TM
Steven Jackson.022004-20153TM
Deuce McAllister.022001-2008nor
Tony Romo.022004-2016dal
Steve Smith Sr..022001-20162TM
Michael Turner.022004-20122TM
Wes Welker.022004-20155TM
128Herschel Walker.011986-19974TM
129Bernie Kosar.011985-19963TM
130Todd Christensen.011979-19882TM
Ken O'Brien.011984-19932TM
Ricky Watters.011992-20013TM
133Troy Aikman+.011989-2000dal
134Michael Irvin+.011988-1999dal
135William Andrews.011979-1986atl
Joe Delaney.011981-1982kan
Lynn Dickey.011971-19852TM
John Hannah+.011973-1985nwe
Steve Largent+.011976-1989sea
Anthony Munoz+.011980-1992cin
Mike Quick.011982-1990phi
Curt Warner.011983-19902TM
143Isaac Bruce+.011994-20092TM
Shannon Sharpe+.011990-20032TM
145Cris Carter+.011987-20023TM