LE’Veon Bell deserved to be the Steelers MVP. The players voted for him but, of the three MVPs on the offense, he is the easiest to replace.
The QB is always the most valuable player on an an NFL team.
If you don’t have a franchise quarterback, you’re almost certain to go nowhere.
Ben Roethlisberger had a great year and, because of the position he plays, is the player the Steelers can least afford to lose.
But it says here that Antonio Brown is the Steelers MVP.
Without him there is no way Roethlisberger puts up almost 5,000 yards.
Brown was targeted 181 times, three less than the league leader Demaryius Thomas of the Broncos.
Believe it or not Roethlisberger threw more passes than Peyton Manning this season.
It’s obvious that there is no way the Steelers win 11 games without him at QB.
But if they had Roethlisberger at quarterback but no Antonio Brown, the Steelers would be, at best, an 8-8 team.
Take Brown out of last night’s game against the Bengals and the Bengals win the game. He was the Steelers’ most valuable player last night and it wasn’t close.
Roethlisberger played OK but I don’t remember him returning a punt for a touchdown.
Le’ Veon Bell averaged 2.7 yards per carry in his last three games.
The Steelers won all three.
They can find someone to gain three yards a carry and catch check down passes.
Josh Harris was a good college running back. He won’t get the attention that Bell got and that could make things tougher on other people in the offense, including Brown, but the Steelers have shown they can win when Bell is a non factor as a runner.
If the Bengals had taken Antonio Brown out of the game, Roethlisberger would have had a bad night and the Steelers wouldn’t have won.
If Brown doesn’t play for the Steelers it really won’t matter who’s playing quarterback.
I think, when you take his return game into account, Brown is the best player in the NFL right now.
I’d have him returning kicks at least once in a while, too, by the way.