Houston Texans star J.J. Watt was voted first in the Top 100 players of 2015 list, exclusively voted for by NFL players, beating current NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Texans star just missed out on the Most Valuable Player award last season to the Packers quarterback, but was ultimately recognised by his fellow NFL players and voted top of the Top 100 players of 2015 list.
Watt certainly had a season to remember. The 26-year-old achieved 20.5 sacks last season, making him the first player in NFL history to have multiple 20+ sack seasons, as he achieved the same amount of sacks in 2012.
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The defensive end was also very versatile throughout last season, playing on both offense and defense.
He became the first player in over 50 years to catch a touchdown, return an interception for a touchdown, and recover a fumble for a touchdown in the same season.
Broadcasted on the NFL Network last night, this was Watt's reaction to the news.
Watt finished ahead of the current NFL MVP, who finished in second. Both players improved on their finishes in the list from the year before.
Watt moved up 11 places from twelfth, whilst Rodgers moved up nine spots from eleventh.
This was also the first time that a defensive player had finished top of the countdown in the list's five-year history, but also the first time a defensive player had broken into the top three spots.
Last year's winner, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, moved down four places to fifth. New England Patriots Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady was once again placed in third.