The winner will get to wear the Payton logo as a jersey patch for the rest of his career. Three active players currently wear that patch: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (who won the award at the conclusion of the 2022 season), Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (2020, when he was with the Seahawks), and Falcons defensive lineman Calais Campbell (2019, when he was with the Jaguars). Here’s how the Payton patch looks on their jerseys:

The winner of this season’s award will be announced on Feb. 8 — the Thursday before the Super Bowl.