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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt is third in Defensive Player of the Year rankings, per latest odds

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The Pittsburgh Steelers superstar linebacker is among the elite when it comes to potentially bringing home the Defensive Player of the Year award.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a pair of players who are being considered for the 2019-2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Those players would be outside linebacker T.J. Watt and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Both players have been putting up ridiculous numbers for the Steelers throughout the season, and have caught the attention of those who make the odds on who will come home with the hardware for AP Defensive Player of the Year.

According to the latest odds via BetOnline.ag, Watt is currently third in the race, per the odds, with Fitzpatrick not far behind in the fifth spot. Who is Watt trailing? New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.

Take a look at the latest odds:

2019 NFL AP Defensive Player Of The Year

Stephon Gilmore 4/1

Aaron Donald 5/1

T.J. Watt 6/1

Danielle Hunter 13/2

Minkah Fitzpatrick 7/1

Nick Bosa 9/1

Shaquil Barrett 10/1

Devin McCourty 12/1

Marcus Peters 12/1

Chandler Jones 14/1

Jamie Collins 16/1

Richard Sherman 16/1


To have two players with those odds shows how tremendous the Steelers’ defense has been throughout the 2019 regular season. There is still work to be done, and time to make these odds change, but these aren’t the only odds that pertain to the Steelers with three games remaining in the regular season.

Take a look at some other Steelers focused odds:

2019 AP Coach Of The Year

Kyle Shanahan 2/1

Sean McDermott 4/1

John Harbaugh 5/1

Mike Tomlin 11/2

Matt LaFleur 10/1

Pete Carroll 10/1

Sean Payton 12/1

Andy Reid 14/1

Bill Belichick 20/1


Most Sacks

Shaquil Barrett 2/1

Cameron Jordan 9/4

Chandler Jones 5/2

T.J. Watt 5/1

Danielle Hunter 7/1

Preston Smith 20/1


2019 NFL AFC Conference - Odds to Win

12/4/19 Current Odds (12/11/19)

Baltimore Ravens 7/4 1/1

New England Patriots 2/1 9/4

Kansas City Chiefs 9/2 4/1

Houston Texans 14/1 25/1

Tennessee Titans 28/1 25/1

Buffalo Bills 20/1 33/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 33/1 33/1

Cleveland Browns 150/1 100/1

Oakland Raiders 80/1 150/1

Denver Broncos 150/1 250/1

Indianapolis Colts 125/1 250/1


NFL Odds

Odds to Win Super Bowl LIV 2020

12/4/19 Current Odds (12/11/19)

Baltimore Ravens 5/2 9/4

New England Patriots 4/1 9/2

San Francisco 49ers 9/1 5/1

Kansas City Chiefs 8/1 7/1

New Orleans Saints 6/1 15/2

Seattle Seahawks 7/1 12/1

Green Bay Packers 16/1 14/1

Minnesota Vikings 33/1 33/1

Philadelphia Eagles 50/1 33/1

Dallas Cowboys 25/1 40/1

Houston Texans 28/1 40/1

Tennessee Titans 50/1 40/1

Buffalo Bills 33/1 50/1

Los Angeles Rams 80/1 50/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 66/1 50/1

Chicago Bears 125/1 150/1

Cleveland Browns 250/1 150/1

Oakland Raiders 150/1 250/1

Denver Broncos 250/1 500/1

Indianapolis Colts 250/1 500/1


What are your thoughts on these odds? Are there any bets you would make on the 2019 Steelers? Take those 33/1 odds to win the AFC? How about Mike Tomlin 11/2 odds to win the Coach of the Year award? Maybe take a stab on the 7/1 odds for Minkah Fitzpatrick to make some plays down the stretch and solidify his spot as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year?

Either way, let us know what you think about these odds in the comment section below! And be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for the Buffalo Bills to invade Heinz Field in Week 15.