The NFL Players Association officially announced Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long as the recipient of the 2018 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award on Thursday evening.
This award is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player. As a result of earning this honor, the NFLPA will donate $100,000 to a charity of Long’s choice.
Long was nominated for this award after being named an NFLPA Community MVP in Week 2. Long earned that distinction for donating his entire season’s worth of paychecks to help fund scholarships in Charlottesville, Virginia. Obviously an awesome move by Long.
Long’s victory marks the second year in a row that an Eagles player has been named the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP. Last year that honor went to Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
It’s very hard not to be proud of this Eagles team. They’re obviously great on the field and they’ve made such significant impact off the field as well. Super easy to root for.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and defensive end Curry were two of the other 17 players eligible for the award Long ultimately took home.