Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been voted team MVP by his teammates, the Steelers announced today. The selection of Bell shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Bell, Antonio Brown or Ben Roethlisberger seemed like logical front runners.
Bell is the fifth running back in team history to receive the nomination, marking seven times a back has been named MVP. The other 4 were Franco Harris, Barry Foster, Jerome Bettis and Willie Parker in 2006. Bell has already set a single season record for most yards from scrimmage at 2,115 and has the 5th most rushing yards in team history at 1,341 with one game to go.
Earlier in the 2014 season, the second year running back totaled 200 yards from scrimmage in three consecutive games. Walter Payton was the only other player in league history to do such a thing.