Maxx Crosby: Finalist for NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award

January 29, 2024

Athlete Studio

Maxx Crosby, the name that's been echoing in the corridors of NFL, has once again made headlines. This, the Associated Press, on Thursday, has announced Crosby as a finalist for the much-coveted NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

2023 was nothing short of phenomenal for Crosby. He notched a career-high 14.5 sacks, making him a force to reckon with on the field. Yet, his achievements didn't stop there. He also led the league in tackles for loss (23 – tied with Vikings' Danielle Hunter) and ranked second among defensive linemen in tackles (88). His relentless pursuit and defensive prowess were on full display throughout the season.

Such was Crosby's incredible performance that he earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl nod. Adding another feather to his cap, he was named a Second-Team All-Pro for the second time in his career. The edge rusher's remarkable season was a testament to his skill, tenacity, and dedication to the game.

Apart from his on-field heroics, Crosby is also known for his sportsmanship. He is a finalist for the 2023 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. This award is presented annually to an NFL player who best exemplifies the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition. Crosby, with his humble demeanor and respectful conduct, perfectly exemplifies these qualities.

For the DPOY award, Crosby finds himself in elite company. He is one of five finalists, joining the likes of DaRon Bland, Micah Parsons, TJ Watt, and Myles Garrett. It's a tightly contested race that speaks volumes about Crosby's calibre and his standing in the league.

The world of NFL fans eagerly anticipates Feb. 8, 2024, when the winner will be announced at NFL Honors. The grand event will take place at Resorts World Theatre and will be airing live on CBS, NFL Network, Paramount+, and NFL+. Will this be Crosby's year? Only time will tell.

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