MVP Winners: 1971-1980

1980
Winner
Browns quarterback Brian Sipe (47 votes) — 11-5 record, 4,132 passing yards, 30 TD, 14 INT, 60.8 percent, 554 attempts
Runners-up
Oilers running back Earl Campbell (22 votes) — 11-5 record, 1,934 rushing yards, 5.2 avg., 47 receiving yards, 13 combined TD
Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski (4 votes)
Falcons quarterback Steve Bartkowski (4 votes)
Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts (3 votes)
4 unknown votes

1979
Winner
Oilers running back Earl Campbell (34 votes) — 11-5 record, 1,697 rushing yards, 4.6 avg., 94 receiving yards, 19 combined TD
Runners-up
Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts (27 votes)
Browns quarterback Brian Sipe (7 votes) — 9-7 record, 3,793 passing yards, 28 TD, 26 INT, 53.5 percent, 535 attempts
Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (5 votes) — 12-4 record, 3,724 passing yards, 26 TD, 25 INT, 54.9 percent, 472 attempts
Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (5 votes)
Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent (2 votes)
Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael (2 votes)
Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (1 vote) — 9-7 record, 3,615 passing yards, 26 TD, 22 INT, 61.0 percent, 498 attempts
Eagles running back Wilbert Montgomery (1 vote)

1978
Winner
Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (36 votes) — 14-2 record, 2,915 passing yards, 28 TD, 20 INT, 56.3 percent, 368 attempts
Runners-up
Oilers running back Earl Campbell (33 votes) — 10-6 record, 1,450 rushing yards, 4.8 avg., 48 receiving yards, 13 combined TD
Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn (6 votes)
Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (4 votes)
5 unknown votes

1977
Winner
Bears running back Walter Payton (57 votes) — 9-5 record, 1,852 rushing yards, 5.5 avg., 269 receiving yards, 16 combined TD
Runners-up
Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (10 votes)
Broncos quarterback Craig Morton (10 votes)
Broncos defensive end Lyle Alzado (unknown)
Broncos linebacker Tom Jackson (unknown)
Raiders punter Ray Guy (unknown)
Colts running back Lydell Mitchell (unknown)

1976
Winner
Colts quarterback Bert Jones (41 votes) — 11-3 record, 3,104 passing yards, 24 TD, 9 INT, 60.3 percent, 343 attempts
Runners-up
Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert (19 votes)
Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (16 votes) — 13-1 record, 2,737 passing yards, 27 TD, 17 INT, 66.7 percent, 291 attempts
Bills running back O.J. Simpson (unknown) — 2-12 record, 1,503 rushing yards, 5.2 avg., 259 receiving yards, 9 combined TD
Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton (unknown) — 11-2-1 record, 2,961 passing yards, 17 TD, 8 INT, 61.9 percent, 412 attempts
Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan (unknown)
Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson (unknown)

1975
Winner
Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton (unknown) — 12-2 record, 2,994 passing yards, 25 TD, 13 INT, 64.2 percent, 425 attempts
Runners-up
Bills running back O.J. Simpson (unknown) — 8-6 record, 1,817 rushing yards, 5.5 avg., 426 receiving yards, 23 combined TD
Cardinals running back Terry Metcalf (unknown)
Vikings running back Chuck Foreman (unknown)
Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer (unknown)
Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson (unknown)
Colts running back Lydell Mitchell (unknown)

1974
Winner
Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (36 votes) — 12-2 record, 2,469 passing yards, 26 TD, 12 INT, 57.4 percent, 310 attempts
Runners-up
Cardinals running back Terry Metcalf (10 votes)
Vikings running back Chuck Foreman (5 votes)
Bills running back O.J. Simpson (1 vote)
25 unknown votes

1973
Winner
Bills running back O.J. Simpson (74 votes) — 9-5 record, 2,003 rushing yards, 6.0 avg., 70 receiving yards, 12 combined TD
Runners-up
Rams quarterback John Hadl (2 votes)
Rams wide receiver Harold Jackson (2 votes)

1972
Winner
Cowboys running back Larry Brown (45 votes) — 11-3 record, 1,216 rushing yards, 4.3 av.g, 473 receiving yards, 12 combined TD
Runners-up
Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall (10 votes)
Bills running back O.J. Simpson (4 votes) — 4-9-1 record, 1,251 rushing yards, 4.3 avg., 198 receiving yards, 6 combined TD
Dolphins running back Larry Csonka (4 votes)
Jets quarterback Joe Namath (4 votes)
Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer (2 votes)
Packers kicker Chester Marcol (2 votes)
Steelers running back Franco Harris (1 vote)
Dolphins guard Larry Little (1 vote)
Rams defensive tackle Merlin Olsen (1 vote)
Chiefs linebacker Willie Lanier (1 vote)

1971
Winner
Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page (16 votes) — 11-3 record, 2 safeties, N/A sacks
Runners-up
Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (10 votes)
Chiefs wide receiver Otis Taylor (10 votes)
Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (9 votes)
Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer (4 votes)
Cowboys defensive tackle Bob Lilly (1 vote)
Vikings defensive end Carl Eller (1 vote)
Dolphins running back Larry Csonka (unknown)
Dolphins wide receiver Paul Warfield (unknown)
Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson (unknown)
Chargers quarterback John Hadl (unknown)
49ers quarterback John Brodie (unknown)
Lions quarterback Greg Landry (unknown)

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