The Pittsburgh Steelers have voted Antonio Brown their team’s most valuable player.
The selection of Brown as the top player on the team sounds surprising at first, but maybe it shouldn’t: There are few players in the NFL who contribute to their teams in as many different ways as Brown does.
Brown is one of the league’s top return men, ranking fourth in the NFL with a 27.7-yard kickoff return average and 10th in the NFL with a 10.8-yard punt return average. He’s the Steelers’ No. 2 receiver, with 63 catches for 1,018 yards, and he ranks second in the NFL with 2,048 all-purpose yards.
Does that make Brown a more valuable player than Ben Roethlisberger? Or Troy Polamalu? Or Mike Wallace? Or Brett Keisel? According to his teammates, it does.