Jason Taylor to win Walter Payton award
Taylor, who has spent countless hours of work on his Jason Taylor Foundation, will win the award named for the legendary Chicago Bears running back, who died in 1999. Taylor beat out Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, Kansas City Chiefs guard Brian Waters and Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
Taylor joins Dan Marino (1998) and Dwight Stephenson (1985) as former Dolphins players to win the award.