(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player of 2015.
The 26-year-old received the honor on Saturday night at the NFL Honors show.
Out of a panel of 50 sports journalists who cover the NFL, 48 votes went to Newton while quarterbacks Tom Brady and Carson Palmer each got one vote, according to ESPN.
Newton's coach, Ron Rivera, was also honored Saturday night and received coach of the year honors for the second time in three seasons.
Both Newton and Rivera were unable to attend the event in San Francisco as they were preparing to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium the next day.
Newton holds 45 total touchdowns with 3,837 passing yards and 636 rushing yards. He led the Panthers to a 17-1 record this season with 35 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns.
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