When it came to voting for the Pittsburgh Steelers Most Valuable Player, it couldn’t have been a slam dunk, not when you have players like Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell on the roster, and all worthy of praise for their role in the team’s 10-5 record, AFC North Championship and playoff berth.
Nonetheless, the Steelers players voted, and they have selected running back Le’Veon Bell as the team’s MVP.
Le'Veon Bell named Steelers MVP in a vote by his teammates. Second time in the past three years he has been selected.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) December 28, 2016
Hard to disagree with this selection as Bell has dominated since he returned to the team after serving a 3-game suspension to begin the 2016 regular season. His statistics are absolutely mind-blowing.
12 games played, 261 attempts, 1,268 yards, 4.9 yard average, 7 touchdowns
12 games played, 75 catches, 94 targets, 616 yards, 8.2 yard average, 2 touchdowns
Bell has been the straw which stirs the Steelers’ offensive drink since he returned to the gridiron, and as been a gigantic part of the team’s success throughout their 6-game winning streak which was capped off in Week 16 when they clinched the division, and playoff berth, after beating the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.
Bell, who could certainly add to his statistical totals in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns, will likely be rested to save him from extra hits, and to keep him healthy for the AFC Wild Card game in the first round of the playoffs. Something Bell has never experienced in his career.
There will be other awards handed out on Wednesday. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the hardware given out to the black and gold.