Joe Mixon Nominated For The 2021 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year


Bengals running back Joe Mixon earned a nomination for the 2021 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

Mixon finished the season ranked third in the NFL in rushing yards (1205), third in rushing attempts (292) and fourth in rushing TDs (13). Mixon finished the regular season with 16 TDs, tied for second-most in team history, and 13 rushing TDs, fourth in team history.

Mixon in 2021 was also voted to the AFC Pro Bowl, joining wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and defensive end Trey Hendrickson. It was the first Pro Bowl nod for all three.


In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LVI, fans have the chance to cast their vote for the one quarterback and one running back they feel had the season's best Air & Ground performances. Today through February 10 at 12:00 a.m. ET, fans can cast their vote for each category at, via a Twitter poll on the @NFL official handle, or the NFL Mobile App.

Mixon is joined by running backs Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns) and Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) as finalists for the 2021 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.

FedEx will announce the 2021 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year winners at NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Thursday, February 10 from 9-11 p.m. (ET and PT) on ABC and simulcast on ESPN+ and NFL Network from YouTube Theater at the SoFi Entertainment District in Los Angeles.