The Jets voted quarterback Josh McCown as the winner of the Curtis Martin Team MVP award.
"To have that voted on by your teammates is special and it means a lot because those guys mean a lot to me," McCown said, according to NYJets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "To be a part of this group has been very rewarding and it's just fun to watch a group of men come together and work hard throughout the spring to try and accomplish the goal. At the end of that, to have them vote you MVP is special and it's a reflection of everybody around me, too. I'm thankful for that."
The 38-year-old McCown, who was also named the Kyle Clifton "Good Guy" Award, became the first Jets quarterback to be named team MVP since Chad Pennington in 2002. In his first season with the Jets, McCown threw for 2,926 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 13 games before suffering a season-ending hand injury.
The Jets also named linebacker Demario Davis and defensive tackle Steve McLendon as co-recepients of the Dennis Byrd Most Inspirational Award, quarterback Bryce Petty as the winner of the Marty Lyons Community Service Award, fullback Lawrence Thomas as the winner of the Ed Block Courage Award and wide receiver Chad Hansen as the winer of the Bill Hampton Award for being "the rookie who acts like a pro in the locker room."