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The' NFL Defensive Player of the Year' quiz

The 2020 NFL season has not been kind to the New England Patriots. With Tom Brady off to pewter-er pastures, the Patriots have stumbled to a 2-4 start. That puts them 2.5 games back of the Buffalo Bills, who just so happen to be their opponent this Sunday. The season isn't over yet, of course, but Bill Belichick and company may already be looking ahead to 2021. Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore's name has reportedly come up in trade talks. That doesn't mean a Gilmore trade is imminent, but October sure is an odd time for an NFL player to be selling his house. The trade deadline is this Tuesday, so we should have a better understanding of both Gilmore's future and New England's plans by early next week. 

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. The AP began handing out its Defensive Player of the Year Award to the NFL's most outstanding defender in 1971. As mentioned, Gilmore took home the trophy last year, making him just the fifth defensive back to win DPOY in the 21st century. So with that all in mind, how many of the NFL DPOYs can you name in five minutes?

Good luck!

SCORE:
0/49
TIME:
5:00
2019 / NE / CB / #24
Stephon Gilmore
2018 / LAR / DE / #99
Aaron Donald
2017 / LAR / DE / #99
Aaron Donald
2016 / OAK / DE / #52
Khalil Mack
2015 / HOU / DE / #99
J.J. Watt
2014 / HOU / DE / #99
J.J. Watt
2013 / CAR / LB / #59
Luke Kuechly
2012 / HOU / DE / #99
J.J. Watt
2011 / BAL / LB / #55
Terrell Suggs
2010 / PIT / S / #43
Troy Polamalu
2009 / GB / CB / #21
Charles Woodson
2008 / PIT / LB / #92
James Harrison
2007 / IND / S / #21
Bob Sanders
2006 / MIA / DE / #99
Jason Taylor
2005 / CHI / LB / #54
Brian Urlacher
2004 / BAL / S / #20
Ed Reed
2003 / BAL / LB / #52
Ray Lewis
2002 / TB / LB / #55
Derrick Brooks
2001 / NYG / DE / #92
Michael Strahan
2000 / BAL / LB / #52
Ray Lewis
1999 / TB / DT / #99
Warren Sapp
1998 / GB / DE / #92
Reggie White
1997 / SF / DT / #94
Dana Stubblefield
1996 / BUF / DE / #78
Bruce Smith
1995 / BUF / LB / #95
Bryce Paup
1994 / SF / CB / #21
Deion Sanders
1993 / PIT / CB / #26
Rod Woodson
1992 / SEA / DT / #99
Cortez Kennedy
1991 / NO / LB / #56
Pat Swilling
1990 / BUF / DE / #78
Bruce Smith
1989 / MIN / DT / #75
Keith Millard
1988 / CHI / LB /
Mike Singletary
1987 / PHI / DE / #92
Reggie White
1986 / NYG / LB / #56
Lawrence Taylor
1985 / CHI / LB / #50
Mike Singletary
1984 / SEA / S / #45
Kenny Easley
1983 / MIA / DE / #75
Doug Betters
1982 / NYG / LB / #56
Lawrence Taylor
1981 / NYG / LB / #56
Lawrence Taylor
1980 / OAK / CB / #37
Lester Hayes
1979 / TB / DE / #63
Lee Roy Selmon
1978 / DEN / LB / #53
Randy Gradishar
1977 / DAL / DE / #79
Harvey Martin
1976 / PIT / LB / #58
Jack Lambert
1975 / PIT / CB / #47
Mel Blount
1974 / PIT / DT / #75
Joe Greene
1973 / MIA / S / #40
Dick Anderson
1972 / PIT / DT / #75
Joe Greene
1971 / MIN / DT / #88
Alan Page

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