T.J. Watt brings home another Steelers Team MVP award
On Tuesday afternoon, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reported that T.J. Watt has once again been named as the Steelers 2023 Most Valuable Player by his teammates. This is the fourth time he has been named the Team MVP -- all four coming over the past five seasons.
Watt has now been voted Steelers Team MVP more times than any single player since this became an official honor handout back in 1969. There have been multiple players who were voted Team MVP twice, but Antonio Brown and T.J. Watt were the only three-time recipients prior to Watt earning his fourth this year.
Watt was not voted Team MVP in 2022, but it's worth noting that he sustained a pectoral tear in Week 1 against the Bengals and did not return to the field until Week 10 against the Saints after Pittsburgh's bye week. Had he not been injured, Watt could have made it five straight. Instead, the Steelers Team MVP went to a deserving Minkah Fitzpatrick last year.
These Team MVP awards probably won't influence Hall of Fame voters, but T.J. Watt has plenty of other accolades that will do just that. Watt can now add his fourth Steelers Team MVP award next to his Defensive Player of the Year trophy from 2021.