He was ninth a week ago before leading Carolina to a last-minute 17-13 victory over New Orleans that wrapped up the team's first playoff appearance since 2008.
Here's how the rest of the Panthers finished in the voting:
Fullback: Mike Tolbert, first.
Tight end: Greg Olsen, 10th.
Center: Ryan Kalil, third.
Defensive end: Charles Johnson, ninth.
Middle linebacker: Luke Kuechly, second.
Free safety: Mike Mitchell, fourth.
Punt returner: Ted Ginn Jr., eighth.
Special teams: Jordan Senn, eighth.