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Carson Wentz Wins NFL FedEx Air Player of the Year

It's not quite the MVP. Still, Carson Wentz beat out Tom Brady, at least for one award.

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    It's not quite the MVP. Still, Carson Wentz beat out Tom Brady, at least for one award.

    Wentz was named the NFL FedEx Air Player of the Year Saturday. Rams running back Todd earned FedEx Ground Player of the Year honors.

    FedEx will donate $50,000 to the USO in each player's name. 

    The Eagles' second-year quarterback beat out fellow finalists Brady and Alex Smith. Since the award is decided by fan voting, he can thank enthusiastic Eagles fans for the accolade. 

    If you're reading this, you probably don't need to be reminded what Wentz did to earn this award - 33 touchdown passes, 3,926 yards passing, just seven interceptions, leading the Eagles to the No. 1 seed in the NFC. You can't deny that he had a special season.

    However, Brady is still expected to win his third MVP award Saturday night. Unlike the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year, the MVP is determined by the votes of a panel of sportswriters. 

    The NFL honors show begins at 9 p.m. on NBC, as the league will announce the winners for MVP, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will also be announced. Former Eagles Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens are two of the finalists.