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Antonio Brown wins Steelers MVP award for second time

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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will soon complete his fourth NFL season.  For the half of his NFL career, he has been regarded as the franchise’s most valuable player.

The Steelers announced Thursday that Brown has once again been named team MVP, via a vote of his teammates.  Brown also won the award in 2011.

Through 15 games, Brown already has set a new team record for receiving yards in a season, with 1,412.  He’s 11 catches behind Hines Ward’s single-season reception record of 112.

Some will say that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have won the award.  Others will point out that the players vote on the award.  Some of the others will wonder whether the decision to pick Brown over Roethlisberger was influenced by personal feelings and preferences regarding the two men within the locker room.

On his way to joining the all-time greats in Steelers history, Brown already could be on the short list if he had found a way to stay in bounds on the final play of a loss to the Dolphins earlier this month.  But for a foot landing on the white stripe after Brown had broken through the defense to cap the NFL’s answer to the Stanford band play, the Steelers would have won the game — and they would have been one win over the Browns away from an playoff berth.

Even with that misstep, Brown has something the Steelers’ roster currently is lacking:  youth and a high degree of talent.  If they can find more players like Brown in the later rounds of the draft, Brown will have a chance to join Lynn Swann, Ward, and Santonio Holmes are Steelers receivers named MVP of the Super Bowl.

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19 Responses to “Antonio Brown wins Steelers MVP award for second time”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 26, 2013 12:14 PM

    Congrats Tony.

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 26, 2013 12:21 PM

    Love me some A Brown, but Bell should have been named co-MVP. He’s been the difference in the O coming on the last 1/2 of the season.

  3. bigbenownsthenfl says: Dec 26, 2013 12:26 PM

    You are welcome Antonio. Signed future Hall of famer ben roethlisberger..

  4. classyjacklambert says: Dec 26, 2013 12:29 PM

    I remember when everyone said he got overpaid when he got his big contract… Now just crickets from the haters.

  5. joerevs300 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    Without Brown the Steelers would not have even sniffed a chance at 8-8 this season.

    He’s made all the hard catches and dynamic plays you could ask for in a #1 receiver.

    He deserved it as much if not more then Ben.

  6. jmblosser82 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:40 PM

    Brown seems like a good guy to have in the locker room. Hopefully he’s a steeler for life, other then his celebrations I enjoy watching the guy play

  7. zonex74 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:41 PM

    I’m ok had they voted either. In the midst of a mediocre season, they have been 2 of the few bright spots. And there is no doubt that Brown earned this honor. His production further solidifies the decision of Brown over Wallace, as he is a more complete receiver at a cheaper price. Few wins for Pitt this season, but to me that’s one.

  8. juststeel says: Dec 26, 2013 12:50 PM

    Ben is clearly the MVP of the team.

  9. jjg8505 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:53 PM

    Big Ben isn’t close to MVP of this team. If he didn’t have this stud to throw to his season would’ve been much worse. I’m not a steelers fan but props to brown he deserves it.

  10. zam0854 says: Dec 26, 2013 1:22 PM

    I wonder who the team MVPs are for the Browns, Jaguars, Texans, and Redskins since it seems like these kind of awards are important to teams not competing in this years playoffs.

  11. skippernuts says: Dec 26, 2013 1:25 PM

    Best part is, they drafted him with the 4th round pick they received in the trade for Santonio Holmes.

  12. kremis says: Dec 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    They name an MVP player on 7-8 team? now that’s funny!

  13. coloneldukelacross says: Dec 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    He also won $10 for 2nd place in a beauty contest!

  14. jjg8505 says: Dec 26, 2013 3:05 PM

    They might be 7-8 but they still have outside shot of making playoffs and u gotta give credit where it’s due and brown deserves that MVP award. Congrats brown keep it up and thx for all the fantasy points lol

  15. ravenswhat says: Dec 26, 2013 4:02 PM

    This guy is ridiculous.

    Signed,

    Steelers hater

  16. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 26, 2013 4:10 PM

    They name an MVP player on 7-8 team? now that’s funny!

    It’s very telling that something so simple makes you laugh…oh well simple things for simple minds.

  17. halusbr33 says: Dec 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    “Some will say that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have won the award. Others will point out that the players vote on the award. Some of the others will wonder whether the decision to pick Brown over Roethlisberger was influenced by personal feelings and preferences regarding the two men within the locker room.”

    Some will say that linebacker Jason Worilds should have won the award.

    Some will say that running back Le’Veon Bell should have won the award.

    Some will say that guard David DeCastro should have won the award.

    Point? There are a number a players that could have won the award. Does it really matter, so much so that we have to create speculation that there is friction amongst Brown and Roethlisberger.

    Additionally, I bet that some players don’t even care who wins the award and half-heartedly vote to begin with. NOt singling out the Steelers, that goes for all teams.

  18. udontknowjaq says: Dec 26, 2013 5:37 PM

    I like Ben & Browns never quit play this season. A lot of people dont like Browns celebrations, my fam complain all the time, but I see a 6th round draft choice with great work ethic as reported… got a 50 million contract and lives up to it when almost everyone in the media gave their reasons why he got it and why it was wrong. Brown takes bens 1 yard passes and gets many YAC with them. He danced to the bank he can dance all he wants on the field. He earns it & he’s team MVP

  19. agc99 says: Dec 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    AB is great but Ben is the team. Without Ben they don’t win 2 games.

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