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+1.701985-20043TM
4Marshall Faulk+1.661994-20052TM
5Barry Sanders+1.571989-1998det
6Tom Brady1.552000-20202TM
7Earl Campbell+1.541978-19852TM
8O.J. Simpson+1.121969-19792TM
9Steve Young+1.071985-19992TM
10Dan Fouts+1.041973-1987sdg
11Joe Montana+1.041979-19942TM
12Dan Marino+1.001983-1999mia
13Walter Payton+.961975-1987chi
14Terrell Davis+.951995-2001den
15LaDainian Tomlinson+.942001-20112TM
16Brett Favre+.941991-20104TM
17Adrian Peterson.922007-20205TM
18Eric Dickerson+.881983-19934TM
19Aaron Rodgers.842005-2020gnb
20Kurt Warner+.801998-20093TM
21Todd Gurley.782015-20202TM
22Chris Johnson.772008-20173TM
23Emmitt Smith+.741990-20042TM
24Patrick Mahomes.722017-2020kan
25Shaun Alexander.682000-20082TM
26Derrick Henry .642016-2020oti
27Thurman Thomas+.611988-20002TM
28Ken Stabler+.591970-19843TM
29Jamal Lewis.582000-20092TM
30Randall Cunningham.561985-20014TM
31Larry Brown.551969-1976was
32Warren Moon+.541984-20004TM
33Priest Holmes.531997-20072TM
34DeMarco Murray.522011-20173TM
35Joe Theismann.491974-1985was
36Ken Anderson.481971-1986cin
37Antonio Brown.462010-20203TM
38Bert Jones.431973-19822TM
39Randy Moss+.421998-20125TM
40Roger Craig.411983-19933TM
41Michael Thomas.382016-2020nor
42Boomer Esiason.371984-19973TM
43Cam Newton.362011-20202TM
44Brian Sipe.351974-1983cle
45Lamar Jackson.342018-2020rav
46John Elway+.321983-1998den
47Matt Ryan.312008-2020atl
48Marvin Harrison+.301996-2008clt
49Barry Foster.301990-1994pit
50Terry Bradshaw+.291970-1983pit
51Tony Dorsett+.251977-19882TM
52Michael Vick.242001-20154TM
53Christian McCaffrey.242017-2020car
Philip Rivers.242004-20202TM
55Rich Gannon.231987-20044TM
56Jim Kelly+.221986-1996buf
57Marcus Allen+.211982-19972TM
58LeSean McCoy.202009-20204TM
59Sterling Sharpe.191988-1994gnb
60Russell Wilson.182012-2020sea
61Otis Armstrong.181973-1980den
62David Johnson.162015-20202TM
63Terry Metcalf.151973-19812TM
64Arian Foster.142009-20162TM
Edgerrin James+.141999-20093TM
66Carson Palmer.142004-20173TM
67Mark Moseley.131970-19864TM
68Tiki Barber.121997-2006nyg
69Ezekiel Elliott.112016-2020dal
70Jim Zorn.101976-19873TM
71Don Majkowski.091987-19963TM
72Mark Rypien.091988-20015TM
73Daunte Culpepper.081999-20094TM
Joe Morris.081982-19912TM
Terrell Owens+.081996-20105TM
76Jamaal Charles.082008-20183TM
Eddie George.081996-20042TM
78John Jefferson.071978-19853TM
79Herman Moore.071991-20022TM
80Larry Csonka+.071968-19792TM
Earl Morrall.071956-19766TM
82Ricky Williams.061999-20113TM
83Steve McNair.061995-20072TM
84Josh Allen.062018-2020buf
Le'Veon Bell.062013-20203TM
DeAndre Hopkins.062013-20202TM
Travis Kelce.062013-2020kan
Donovan McNabb.061999-20113TM
89Franco Harris+.051972-19842TM
90John Riggins+.051971-19852TM
George Rogers.051981-19872TM
92Jamal Anderson.041994-2001atl
93Curtis Martin+.041995-20052TM
94Fred Biletnikoff+.041965-1978rai
DeSean Jackson.042008-20203TM
Calvin Johnson+.042007-2015det
Julio Jones.042011-2020atl
Alvin Kamara.042017-2020nor
Robert Smith.041993-2000min
Roddy White.042005-2015atl
DeAngelo Williams.042006-20162TM
102Wes Chandler.041978-19883TM
Bob Griese+.041967-1980mia
Christian Okoye.041987-1992kan
Danny White.041976-1988dal
Kellen Winslow+.041979-1987sdg
107Jerome Bettis+.031993-20052TM
108Larry Little+.031967-19802TM
Joe Namath+.031965-19772TM
110Eddie Brown.031985-1991cin
111Neal Anderson.031986-1993chi
112Ottis Anderson.021979-19922TM
Chuck Muncie.021976-19842TM
Billy Sims.021980-1984det
Roger Staubach+.021969-1979dal
116Vinny Testaverde.021987-20077TM
117Derek Carr.022014-2020rai
Rob Gronkowski.022010-20202TM
Torry Holt.021999-20092TM
Steven Jackson.022004-20153TM
Deuce McAllister.022001-2008nor
Tony Romo.022004-2016dal
Steve Smith.022001-20162TM
Michael Turner.022004-20122TM
Wes Welker.022004-20155TM
126Herschel Walker.011986-19974TM
127Ricky Watters.011992-20013TM
128Troy Aikman+.011989-2000dal
129Michael Irvin+.011988-1999dal
130William Andrews.011979-1986atl
Todd Christensen.011979-19882TM
Joe Delaney.011981-1982kan
Lynn Dickey.011971-19852TM
John Hannah+.011973-1985nwe
Bernie Kosar.011985-19963TM
Steve Largent+.011976-1989sea
Anthony Munoz+.011980-1992cin
Ken O'Brien.011984-19932TM
Mike Quick.011982-1990phi
Curt Warner.011983-19902TM
141Isaac Bruce+.011994-20092TM
Shannon Sharpe+.011990-20032TM
143Cris Carter+.011987-20023TM