J.J. Watt Wins NFL Defensive Player Of The Year

Thomas B. Shea

Final stat line: 81 total tackles, 20.5 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, 16 PD (NFL record for linemen), 4 FF. J.J. watt is DPOY.

J.J. Watt just had arguably the greatest defensive season in the history of the sport. Today, the Associated Press voted him the Defensive Player of the Year, as most analysts and fans expected.

NFL.com has more in a story by Gregg Rosenthal.

Watt was dangerous as a pass rusher despite rushing from the inside, finishing with 20.5 sacks. He was a stout run stuffer, with 23 tackles for loss. And Watt wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks with an NFL-record 16 tipped passes.

Congrats to J.J. and Rick Smith, the latter of whom who just earned another five years of employment off this pick alone.

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