Antonio Brown Voted 2011 Steelers MVP

Pittsburgh Steelers second year wide receiver Antonio Brown was voted by his teammates the winner of the 2011 Steelers MVP Award. Brown became the franchise\’s single-season leader in all-purpose yards as he has complied 1,018 yards receiving, 664 on kickoff returns, 325 on punt returns and 41 rushing yards through the Steelers first 15 games. The record was previously held by running back Barry Foster, who compiled 2,034 yards in 1992.

With his 1,018 yards receiving this season, Brown became the second Steelers receiver to go over 1,000 yards this season as Mike Wallace has 1,182 yards this year. The second year receiver had 16 receptions in his rookie season for 167 yards after being drafted by the Steelers in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft out of Central Michigan. He also was voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl earlier this week as the kick returner for the AFC squad.

Safety Troy Polamalu won the team MVP award last year.

  • Steeler Stan

    Is anyone else thinking that maybe the money they were talking about giving to Wallace this offseason would be better spent on Brown? I can really see them letting Wallace go and banking on Brown as their #1 guy.

  • Guest

    Wallace is in his 3rd and final year of his rookie contract. Brown is in his 2nd year, and doesn’t need to be resigned. Why let Wallace go when you can have both of them?

  • Steeler Stan

    I wasn’t saying they should let him go. I was saying they shouldn’t extend him. By all means keep Wallace in his restricted free agent year next year.

  • kevin

    Wallace is the superior player by a significant margin. Check out the advanced statistics regarding receivers from football outsiders for the past three years. Wallace is a top-3 receiver last time I checked, which was two weeks ago. Last year he was the top receiver in most advanced statistical categories.