|Formation||December 28, 1963|
The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), sometimes known as Pro Football Writers Association, is an organization that purports to be "[the] official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public." Goals of the organization include improving access to practices and locker rooms, developing working relationships with all teams, and ensuring that football writers are treated in a professional manner. By the mid-2000s the group consisted of over 300 writers, editors, and columnists who cover pro football. The PFWA also issue several awards and honors following each NFL season.
Main article: George S. Halas Courage Award
The PFWA Good Guy Award has been given annually since 2005 to an NFL player "for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs."
|2005||Jerome Bettis||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|2006||Tiki Barber||New York Giants|
|2007||LaDainian Tomlinson||San Diego Chargers|
|2008||Brett Favre||Green Bay Packers|
|2009||Kurt Warner||Arizona Cardinals|
|2010||Drew Brees||New Orleans Saints|
|2011||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers|
|2012||Tim Tebow||Denver Broncos|
|2013||Tony Gonzalez||Atlanta Falcons|
|2014||Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks|
|2015||Richard Sherman||Seattle Seahawks|
|2016||Thomas Davis||Carolina Panthers|
|2017||Larry Fitzgerald||Arizona Cardinals|
|2018||Chris Long||Philadelphia Eagles|
|2019||Chris Long||Philadelphia Eagles|
|2020||Eli Manning||New York Giants|
|2021||Philip Rivers||Indianapolis Colts|
Since 1974, the PFWA has given an annual award named in memory of sportswriter Jack Horrigan, to honor a league or club official "for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job." The most recent five winners have been Thomas Dimitroff (2012), Mike Signora (NFL Vice President of Football Communications) (2013), Pete Carroll (2014), Bruce Arians (2015), and John Elway (2016).
The Rozelle Award is given to the club public relations department that consistently strives for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. It is named after Pete Rozelle, the fourth commissioner of the NFL.