With some of the best players in the entire league, one of the Pittsburgh Steelers should be a lock for AFC North MVP, right? Well, not according to Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler who predicted WR A.J. Green of the Bengals will benefit from Andy Dalton's prodigious quarterbacking skills and offensive mastermind Hue Jackson and win MVP honors.
I wish I could rewrite that sentence to report that Jeremy Fowler, Steelers reporter for ESPN, predicted WR Antonio Brown of the Steelers will benefit from Ben Roethlisberger's prodigious quarterbacking skills and offensive mastermind Todd Haley and win MVP honors.
But, alas!, Fowler voted for A.J. Green.
The Bengals reporter Coley Harvey had a more sensible response, choosing Antonio Brown over A.J. Green. In fact, though he mentioned A.J. Green, he also listed Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell as legitimate contenders.
Surely the Ravens ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley or Browns reporter Pat McManamon respected fierce rivalries and did not pick a Steeler for division MVP? Nope. Turns out the only person to pick a non-Steeler for MVP was Fowler, the reporter who should be the biggest expert on the Steelers talent, stats, and projections.
Whom did Hensley and McManamon pick? Ben Roethlisberger. McManamon wrote, "With Roethlisberger at the helm, the Steelers could have the league's best offense. He will be the AFC North MVP." Hensley wrote, "These aren't the Steel Curtain Steelers. This is Roethlisberger's team."
Ben Roethlisberger seems to be the strongest contender for division MVP, with Fowler the sole dissenter, choosing A.J. Green instead.