Super Bowl 55 is just around the corner, but this year’s NFL Honors program is set to air first on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET, ahead of the big game. The NFL’s best will be issued a series of awards, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 will be revealed during the virtual ceremony on CBS. Who will take home the big-time hardware?
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was favored to win his second MVP for most of the regular season, but Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers made a run in the back half of the year and now appears to be the overwhelming favorite. Rodgers has already won MVP twice. He led the NFL in passing touchdowns with 48 and threw just five interceptions despite playing with what many believed to be a below-average receiving corps. Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt is favored to take home DPOY over the perennial candidate and Los Angeles star Aaron Donald, who has won the award two times in the last three years.
The Hall of Fame class is certain to include Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson. After that it’s not entirely clear. Alan Faneca and Calvin Johnson are two strong candidates, along with a host of others.
If you can’t watch the program on TV, you have the option to stream it on CBS All Access. If you don’t have cable, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the program.