The Pittsburgh Steelers have voted wide receiver Antonio Brown as the team’s MVP this year, which mars the second time in the past three he’s won the award. Brown now becomes the first Steelers player to have won team MVP twice since James Harrison did it in 2007-08.
The voting came down to Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who both had great cases for them this season. However, it was Brown that came out on top. From ESPN,
Roethlisberger, surprisingly, has only won the award once in 10 seasons — in 2009 when he set a franchise record with 4,328 passing yards.
Brown has simply been outstanding this season and, in the words of coach Mike Tomlin, “ridiculously consistent all year.”
Brown has answered any questions about whether the Steelers had a No. 1 wide receiver following the departure of Mike Wallace, and Brown has already established a single-season Steelers record with 1,412 receiving yards.
On top of being the team’s MVP, Brown is almost a sure-fire pick to make the Pro Bowl this season, after impressive performances both on offense and special teams as a punt returner.