Since 1970, the NFL has awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award to recognize a player’s off-the-field community service, as well as his playing excellence. The Jets award winner will receive $50,000 to donate to the 501(c)(3) organization of his choice. The team’s recipient is eligible to win the national Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and be recognized at a press conference during Super Bowl Week. The national winner will receive $500,000 to donate to the 501(c)(3) organization of his choice. The Jets have had two national winners, Marty Lyons in 1984 and Boomer Esiason in 1995.