Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was recognized for his outstanding play Tuesday by his teammates, who voted him the team’s 2014 Most Valuable Player.
Brown is having one of the best statistical seasons by any running back in team history. Through Week 16, Bell has already set career highs with 1341 rushing yards, 77 receptions, 774 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. In addition, his 2115 total yards from scrimmage so far this season is a new franchise record,.
Bell is the first Steelers running back to win the team MVP award since Willie Parker won it in 2006.
While Bell wound up winning, one could have easily made a good case for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown both winning the award. Bell is a worthy team MVP.
The former second round draft pick took to Instagram with his thoughts shortly after being named team MVP for 2014.
Truly a blessing, God has always kept me close to His side…ppl will never understand how much this means to me, that my teammates voted me MVP of the team! crazy part is, I need THEM more than they need ME! I will always put it on the line for the team, & I know they’ll do the same…it’s truly an honor to be MVP of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the best organization in the National Football League!
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 23, 2014