The 'NFL Defensive Player of the Year' quiz
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The 'NFL Defensive Player of the Year' quiz

You can add Stephon Gilmore's name to the list of veterans unceremoniously dumped by Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Over the summer, Gilmore was unhappy with his contract changed and subsequently held out in the preseason. He eventually reported, only to be placed on the PUP list, meaning he wouldn't see the field for the first six weeks of the 2021 season. From there, the writing seemed to be on the wall for Gilmore, and on Wednesday, the Pats shipped him to Carolina for a sixth-round pick. For now, that means Gilmore's time as a Patriot is over, but New England has a habit of bringing back familiar faces, so don't be surprised if the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year finds himself back in Foxborough before he hangs 'em up for good.

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. The AP has awarded its Defensive Player of the Year Award to the NFL's most outstanding defender since 1971, including Gilmore, who took home the award just two seasons ago. So with that in mind, how many of the NFL DPOYs can you name in five minutes?

Good luck!

SCORE:
0/50
TIME:
5:00
2020 / LAR / DE / #99
Aaron Donald
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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