As is generally the custom, the NFL announced its class of award winners a day before the Super Bowl goes to a coin flip. This year, the biggest honors went to Kansas Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes, fresh off a season of historical proportions, as he became just the second player ever to throw 50 touchdown scores over 5,000 yards in a single term. His 41 first-place votes easily bested Drew Brees, who earned a respectable 9 votes to place a distant second.

The freshly-minted MVP was on hand to accept his award, at the NFL Honors gala celebrating the year that was. Unsurprisingly, a few of the players suiting up this evening were awarded something or other. The Rams' Aaron Donald took home the AP Defensive Player of the Year award, while his teammates over on the other unit grabbed the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year award. Check out the full list of honorees down below.

2018 NFL Awards. 

AP Most Valuable Player: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes   

Pepsi Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley   

FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley   

AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald   

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley   

AP Offensive Player of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes   

Game Changer Award presented by Gillette: Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin   

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard 

Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year:  Los Angeles Rams   

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees   

AP Comeback Player of the Year:  Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck   

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio   

Deacon Jones Award: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald   

Touchdown Celebration of the Year: Seattle Seahawks 

AP Coach of the Year:  Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy   

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long