Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and veteran left guard Joel Bitonio were honored Wednesday by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.
Mayfield was voted the winner of the PFWA Joe Thomas Award winner for player of the year.
Bitonio was voted the PFWA Dino Lucarelli "Good Guy Award" winner for his cooperation with the media and the way he carries himself in the community and with his teammates. He won the same award last year.
The No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, Mayfield will enter Sunday's season finale at Baltimore with a record of 6-6 as a Browns starter. He has completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 3,349 yards and 24 touchdowns with 11 interceptions for a rating of 95.1.
He is flirting with breaking the franchise record for completion percentage in a season held by Hall of Famer Otto Graham, who completed 64.7 of his passes in 1953.
With 24 touchdown passes, he's two away from tying the NFL record for TD passes thrown by a rookie, a mark shared by Peyton Manning (1998) and Russell Wilson (2012).
Earlier Wednesday, Mayfield was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday's 26-18 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Last month, he was named the AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.
"Back when I retired in March, our local writers announced that they would be renaming the Player of the Year Award to the Joe Thomas Award," Thomas said in a statement. "It’s an honor that I take great pride in and I couldn’t think of a better recipient this year than Baker Mayfield. He has sparked this team and this city and I can’t wait to continue watching him in the Orange & Brown for many years to come."
Bitonio is the second Browns player to win the "Good Guy Award" twice. Thomas, a 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle who retired in March, received the honor in 2010 and 2013. But Bitonio is the team's first player to garner the award in consecutive seasons.