NFL Honors | Josh Allen named fantasy player of the year, Sean McDermott runner-up for coach of the year

Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams, September 27, 2020 at Bills Stadium. Josh Allen (17) Photo by Craig Melvin

Josh Allen's breakout 2020 season did not go unnoticed as he was named the NFL Fantasy Player of the Year on Saturday at the 10th annual NFL Honors ceremony before Super Bowl LV.

Allen threw for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions. He ran for 421 yards with eight rushing touchdowns and also had a 12-yard receiving touchdown. All of that totaled a league-high 436.1 fantasy points in Draft Kings' fantasy football scoring. The Bills quarterback had the most fantasy points of any player this season.

He was also named to his first Pro Bowl, an AP Second Team All-Pro and the PFWA Most Improved Player of the Year.

Allen set numerous single-season franchise records in this historic season for the Bills and led them to 13 regular season wins along with two postseason wins. He is the only quarterback in NFL History with 4,500+ passing yards, 35+ passing touchdowns and 8+ rushing touchdowns in a single season.

Allen's name was also prominent in the MVP conversation. Aaron Rodgers ultimately won the NFL's most prestigious award receiving 44 out of 50 votes but Allen came in second with four votes ahead of Patrick Mahomes who received two.

The Bills coaching staff also received some recognition at NFL Honors with Brian Daboll winning Assistant Coach of the Year and Sean McDermott was runner-up for Coach of the Year. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski won the award this year - receiving 25 votes. McDermott was behind him getting seven votes and Dolphins head coach Brian Flores finished in third with six votes.

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