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Steelers Vote T.J. Watt as Team’s MVP for Third Straight Season



Steelers OLB T.J. Watt Mike Tomlin

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have elected outside linebacker T.J. Watt as the team’s Most Valuable Player for the third consecutive season, the team announced on Thursday.

Watt has 21.5 sacks, setting the Steelers’ all-time single-season record and is one sack away from tying Michael Strahan’s NFL record. He’s just the fifth player in NFL history to record more than 20 sacks in a season. Watt also leads the NFL with 20 tackles for loss and 36 quarterback hits.

The Steelers players have voted on their own MVP since 1969. No player has won it in three consecutive seasons. Antonio Brown won the award four times in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Jerome Bettis and Hines Ward both won it three times.

1969 WR Roy Jefferson
1970 DT Joe Greene
1971 LB Andy Russell
1972 RB Franco Harris
1973 WR Ron Shanklin
1974 S Glen Edwards
1975 CB Mel Blount
1976 LB Jack Lambert
1977 QB Terry Bradshaw
1978 QB Terry Bradshaw (2)
1979 WR John Stallworth
1980 SS Donnie Shell
1981 LB Jack Lambert
1982 CB Dwayne Woodruff
1983 PK Gary Anderson
1984 WR John Stallworth (2)
1985 WR Louis Lipps
1986 LB Bryan Hinkle
1987 LB Mike Merriweather
1988 LB David Little
1990 CB Rod Woodson
1991 LB Grgg Lloyd
1992 RB Barry Foster
1993 CB Rod Woodson (2)
1994 LB Greg Lloyd (2)
1995 QB Neil O’Donnell
1996 RB Jerome Bettis
1997 RB Jerome Bettis (2)
1998 LB Levon Kirkland
1999 LB Levon Kirkland (2)
2000 RB Jerome Bettis (3)
2001 QB Kordell Stewart
2002 WR Hines Ward & LB Joey Porter
2003 WR Hines Ward (2)
2004 LB James Farrior
2005 NT Casey Hampton & WR Hines Ward (3)
2006 RB Willie Parker
2007 LB James Harrison
2008 LB James Harrison (2)
2009 QB Ben Roethlisberger
2010 SS Troy Polamalu
2011 WR Antonio Brown
2012 TE Heath Miller
2013 WR Antonio Brown (2) & CB Rod Woodson
2014 RB Le’Veon Bell
2015 WR Antonio Brown (3)
2016 RB Le’Veon Bell (2)
2017 WR Antonio Brown (4)
2018 WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 LB T.J. Watt
2020 LB T.J. Watt (2)
2021 LB T.J. Watt (3)

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