DeMarcus Ware, who didn’t receive one ballot for NFL MVP, now found out he lost the AP’s Defensive Player of the Year to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
Harrison has 16 sacks and seven forced fumbles for the Steelers and led the NFL’s toughest defense to a second seed in the playoffs.
Ware had an NFL leading 20 sacks but played for a team that surprisingly missed the playoffs. Was that the chief reason a majority of 50 sports writers and broadcasters decided to vote for Harrison.
Harrison got 22 votes to Ware’s 13.
Did Ware deserve the award?