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Bengals Announce Pro Football Writers of America Awards for the 2021-22 Season

Cincinnati won the division for the first time since 2015.

CINCINNATI — Star quarterback Joe Burrow was named the Bengals' Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers of America on Tuesday afternoon. 

Burrow led Cincinnati the a 10-7 record and their first AFC North Championship since 2015. He completed 70.4% of his passes for a franchise record 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns. 

Past MVP winners include QB Jon Kitna (2002-03), HB Rudi Johnson ('04), QB Carson Palmer ('05), OT Willie Anderson ('06), WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh ('07-08), CBs Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph ('09), OT Andrew Whitworth ('10), QB Andy Dalton ('11 and '15), DT Geno Atkins ('12 and '17), LB Vontaze Burfict ('13), HB Jeremy Hill ('14), WR A.J. Green ('16), HB Joe Mixon ('18), WR Tyler Boyd ('19) and S Jessie Bates ('20).

Tight end C.J. Uzomah won the Media Cooperation award, which is no surprise, given his outgoing personality.

Past Media Cooperation winners are FB Lorenzo Neal (2001), OT Willie Anderson ('02), HB Brandon Bennett ('03), LB Brian Simmons ('04), DT John Thornton ('05), WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh ('06), DT Bryan Robinson ('07), G Bobbie Williams ('08), QB Carson Palmer ('09), HB Cedric Benson ('10), S Chris Crocker ('11), OT Andrew Whitworth ('12 and '15), DT Domata Peko ('13), DT Devon Still ('14), CB Dre Kirkpatrick ('16), DE Carlos Dunlap ('17), LB Vincent Rey ('18), QB Andy Dalton ('19) and HB Giovani Bernard ('20).

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