Jets QB Josh McCown was named a finalist for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
The award recognizes players who demonstrate the best on-field sportsmanship qualities that include fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition, according to USA Today.
The other finalists include Browns T Joe Thomas, Chargers TE Antonio Gates, Redskins TE Vernon Davis, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, Lions DT Haloti Ngata, 49ers T Joe Staley, and Chiefs QB Alex Smith. Staley, Smith and Kuechly have all been finalists in previous years.
The winner of the award is voted on by current NFL players. The finalists will all be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot, which players vote for on Friday. The players are allowed to vote on any of the finalists, except the one on their own team.
The award itself will be presented to the winner at the NFL Honors on Feb. 3, and they will received a $25,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
This is good news for McCown who hasn't had the best of luck since last night. He suffered a broken left hand against the Broncos, and it will require surgery. He was having his best NFL season with the team, throwing for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.