MVP Winners: 1981-1990

1990
Winner
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (26 votes) — 14-1 record, 61.7 percent, 3,944 yards, 26 TD, 16 INT
Runners-up
Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham (18 votes)
Oilers quarterback Warren Moon (16 votes)
Bills defensive end Bruce Smith (11 votes)
Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (5 votes)
Chiefs quarterback Steve Deberg (3 votes)
49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice (1 vote)

1989
Winner
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (62 votes) — 11-2 record, 70.2 percent, 26 TD, 8 INT
Runners-up
Packers quarterback Don Majkowski (6 votes)
Vikings defensive tackle Keith Millard (2 votes)

1988
Winner
Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason (31 votes) — 12-4 record, 57.5 percent, 28 TD, 14 INT
Runners-up
Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham (21 votes)
49ers running back Roger Craig (17 votes)

1987
Winner
Broncos quarterback John Elway (36 votes) — 8-3-1 record, 54.6 percent, 19 TD, 12 INT
Runners-up
49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice (30 votes)
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (18 votes)

1986
Winner
Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor (41 votes) — 14-2 record, 20.5 sacks
Runners-up
Rams running back Eric Dickerson (17 votes)
Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (9 votes)
Giants running back Joe Morris (5 votes)
Broncos quarterback John Elway (3 votes)
49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice (1 vote)
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (1 vote)
Giants tight end Mark Bavaro (1 vote)
Bears running back Walter Payton (1 vote)
Patriots quarterback Tony Eason (1 vote)

1985
Winner
Raiders running back Marcus Allen (33 votes) — 12-4 record, 1,759 rushing yards, 4.6 avg., 555 receiving yards, 14 combined TD
Runners-up
Bears running back Walter Payton (25 votes)
49ers running back Roger Craig (unknown)
Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (unknown)

1984
Winner
Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (52 votes) — 14-2 record, 5,084 yards, 64.2 percent, 48 TD, 17 INT
Runners-up
Rams running back Eric Dickerson (18 votes)
Bears running back Walter Payton (unknown)

1983
Winner
Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (58 votes) — 14-2 record, 3,714 yards, 60.1 percent, 29 TD, 11 INT
Runners-up
Rams running back Eric Dickerson (18 votes)
Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino (3 votes)
Redskins running back John Riggins (2 votes)
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (1 vote)
Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey (1 vote)
Cowboys defensive tackle Randy White (1 vote)

1982
Winner
Redskins kicker Mark Moseley (35 votes) — 8-1 record, 21-of-22 field goals, 16-of-19 extra points
Runners-up
Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts (33 votes)
Raiders running back Marcus Allen (6 votes)
Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (3 votes)
Cowboys quarterback Danny White (2 votes)
5 unknown votes

1981
Winner
Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson (46 votes) — 12-4 record, 3,754 yards, 62.6 percent, 29 TD, 10 INT
Runners-up
49ers quarterback Joe Montana (15 votes)
Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett (14 votes)
Chargers/49ers defensive end Fred Dean (2 votes)
Broncos quarterback Craig Morton (2 votes)
Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts (1 vote)
Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow (1 vote)
Chargers running back Chuck Muncie (1 vote)
49ers safety Ronnie Lott (1 vote)
Saints running back George Rogers (1 vote)

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