If it's an odd-numbered calendar year, it means an MVP season for Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown, the NFL's receiving yardage leader, was named team MVP on Wednesday for the fourth time in his career, the other instances occurring in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 seasons. Brown is the first Steelers player to be named team MVP four times in his career. There was no shortage of candidates. Le'Veon Bell, the 2016 winner, is third in the NFL in rushing and second in scrimmage yards. Ben Roethlisberger is second in passing yardage and fourth in touchdown passes. Cam Heyward has 12 sacks. Chris Boswell has four game-winning field goals in the second half of the season. “It could have gone to any assortment of guys,” guard Ramon Foster said. “Nobody would have raised an eyebrow if Cam would have won it. Nobody would have raised an eyebrow if Ben would have won it, if Le'Veon got it. You can go down a list of guys.” In addition to Brown leading the league in receiving yards, he is tied for second with 101 catches despite missing one game and most of another with a calf injury. Brown also will sit out the season finale Sunday against the Cleveland Browns so he can heal for the Steelers' postseason run.
Antonio Brown named Steelers MVP for 4th time in career
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Dec 28