Leading sports analyst and former MVP Phil Simms kicks off the 8th annual FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week program, which recognizes the league’s top-performing quarterbacks and running backs each week throughout the season. Last season, fans selected New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson as the respective Air and Ground Players of the Year.
On Tuesday (Sep. 21), Simms will discuss the winners of week one and the nominees of week two, as well as encourage fans to vote for their favorite players and track key Air & Ground milestones at www.NFL.com/FedEx.
As part of recognizing fans’ favorite Air and Ground players, the program works to translate NFL accomplishments and fan support into funding for local pedestrian safety improvements in the community. The support is part of the FedEx commitment to Safe Kids USA, a national non-profit organization that helps prevent accidental injury among children. Since 2000, FedEx has worked to ‘deliver’ safer kids by donating more than $12 million worldwide to the organization.
We interviewed Phil this morning regarding this and other things and we will post that conversation very shortly....