Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been named defensive MVP by the Professional Football Writers of America and Pro Football Weekly.
The two organizations worked together to choose All-NFL and All-Rookie teams, as well as select MVPs, coach of the year, etc. The Associated Press hands out the official NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, which Matthews is among the front-runners for.
He also won The Sporting News defensive player of the year award.
Matthews was the only member of the Packers to make the All-Pro team. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga made the PFWA/PFW All-Rookie team.
The New England Patriots Tom Brady was named MVP and the Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh was named rookie of the year.
For the full teams and award winners, click the link.
I think the writing is about on the wall. It seems unlikely that the AP would vote differently than everyone else. During every Packer game he has done lately, Troy Aikman has called Matthews the “likely Defensive MVP” and he probably knows people who have an AP vote.
I can’t argue with the All-Pro team except for at CB. Revis and Samuel shouldn’t be the All Pro corners. Tramon and Asomugha should be. Samuel is a zone corner, and Revis was out or bothered by a hamstring for most the year. He has rounded into form now, but he was a shell of himself for at least the first half of the season.
Agreed about Revis and Samuel, but NOT Tramon for this last season since he wasn’t as sharp during the reg season as he is now, but Asomugha and Woodson would have been an easier selection. Agreed that Pack should’ve had 1 of their cb’s on there
Tramon Williams was very sharp over the regular season Dotson71. You want proof? Tell me, how many no. 1 receivers had 100 yard games against the Pack D?