Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/15/12

Let's take a look at more deserving candidates that aren't named Peyton Manning or an quarterback. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans: It took Watt only eleven games to get to 14.5 sacks, totaling him to 20 sacks in just under two years of being in the NFL. That is very, very impressive for any defensive player. What is even more impressive is he has that many sacks in a league where defenses can't do anything with all the rules set to protect quarterbacks. Watt finished the season with 17.5 sacks. If that isn't impressive enough for you, maybe you will respect his 16 pass deflections he has made this season...Read more

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