|Awarded for NFL player of the year|
Presented by Maxwell Football Club
Currently held by Matt Ryan
|Country United States|
First awarded 1959
The Bert Bell Award is presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the American football player of the year in the National Football League (NFL). The award is named in honor of Bert Bell (1895–1959), commissioner of the NFL and founder of the Maxwell Club. Voters for the Pro Awards are NFL owners, football personnel, head and assistant coaches as well as members of the Maxwell Football Club, national media, both electronic and print, and local media. The award consists of a trophy in the form of a statue in the likeness of Bell. The award is presented at the club's annual football banquet.