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The 2024 NFL Honors took place on Thursday in the glittering ambiance of the Resorts World Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a precursor to the Super Bowl showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, set three days later. Not to mention, this year’s NFL Honors brought unexpected twists.

Among the standout moments was Lamar Jackson’s successful clinching of an award, while Damar Hamlin’s results caught many by surprise. What else happened?

Celebrating the heroes of the 2024 NFL Honors

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During the NFL Honors event in Las Vegas, the spotlight shone brightly on Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens. He was awarded the 2023 NFL MVP for the second time in his career. He also dominated the votes with a near-unanimous decision. However, Jackson’s remarkable season overshadowed other finalists, including Dak Prescott, Christian McCaffrey, Brock Purdy, and Josh Allen.

Prescott notably secured second place despite not receiving any first-place votes. One more evening highlight was Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco, who triumphed as the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Naturally, he surpassed the Buffalo Bills‘ Damar Hamlin. Despite Hamlin’s courageous return from a life-threatening cardiac arrest episode and leading in first-place votes, he didn’t win.

Flacco’s comeback narrative captivated the voters even more, due to which he couldn’t win. Many expected Damar to win, but Flacco won in the end. But why exactly did he win?

Joe Flacco’s comeback fueled Browns’ playoff push

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Joining the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad after a ten-month hiatus from football, the Super Bowl MVP took full advantage of this unexpected opportunity. Flacco led the Browns through their last five games of the regular season. Not to mention, his efforts were instrumental in securing a playoff spot for the team.

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Flacco’s performances were notable, amassing 1,616 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 123 completions. Not just that, he also had a stunning run of over 300 yards in each game from weeks 15 to 18. Despite his stellar contribution of 34 completions for 307 yards in the Wild Card Round, the Browns were unable to secure a win.

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But regardless, Flacco was stunning due to which he won. What do you think about Flacco’s win? Let us know below.

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