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QB Josh Allen named finalist for 2023 NFL MVP, S Damar Hamlin a finalist for Comeback Player of the Year

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Quarterback Josh Allen is an MVP finalist once again. The Bills QB is one of five finalists with the winner to be revealed at NFL Honors in Las Vegas during the Super Bowl week.

Allen finished third in MVP voting in 2022 and second in 2020.

In his sixth season, Allen led the NFL in both total touchdowns (44) and yards (4,830) and helped lead the Bills to an 11-6 record, as well as a fourth-straight AFC East crown.

Allen set numerous records during the season here are a few standouts:

  • Set a perfect passer rating of 158.3 against the Dolphins in Week 4
  • In that game, he became the second player in NFL history with 300+ passing yards, 4+ passing TDs, 1+ rushing TDs & a perfect passer rating in a single game.
  • Surpassed Hall of Fame QB Steve Young for 2nd most all-time rushing TDs by a QB.
  • Set NFL record with 10 games in a single season with 1+ passing and 1+ rushing TD.
  • Became the first player in NFL history to record 40 total touchdowns in four consecutive seasons.
  • In a Week 18 win against the Dolphins, he set an NFL record with 9th career game of passing for 300+ yards and rushing for 50+ yards.
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Safety Damar Hamlin has also been named as a finalist for Comeback Player of the Year.

Hamlin made an incredible comeback to the NFL after going into cardiac arrest and needing to be resuscitated on the field during the 2022 season when the Buffalo played Cincinnati on January 2.

The safety made miraculous improvements in the first few months of his recovery. By the time training camp came around, Hamlin was back on the field practicing with his teammates. The Pittsburgh product played in five games for Buffalo this season.

Hamlin, Bills and Bengals training and medical staffs and the staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center were recognized at last year's NFL Honors.

Hamlin also earned the NFLPA's Alan Page Community Award last year, which goes to a player who goes above and beyond to perform community service in his hometown and team city. Hamlin's foundation, Chasing M's received a $100,000 donation from the NFLPA.

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