There was some controversy at Saturday night’s NFL Honors.
During the awards ceremony, LA Rams Aaron Donald was stunningly given the Defensive Player of the Year award over TJ Watt, who many considered a lock to win the award.
Aaron Donald is the NFL's 2020 Defensive Player of the Year 💪 @AaronDonald97 pic.twitter.com/ATeFbVq9Yq
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2021
TJ’s brother, JJ Watt, immediately took to Twitter to blast the NFL for naming Donald DPOY.
Aaron Donald is an absolutely incredible player. I love watching him play & he’s headed to the Hall of Fame without question. This has nothing to do with AD personally.
This is me saying what my brother won’t.
TJ played 1 less game and STILL led the NFL in every major category. pic.twitter.com/m1vzrD88WU
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 7, 2021
TJ didn’t seem thrilled about losing out to Donald either.
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) February 7, 2021
Fans and players also believed TJ was robbed of the award.
TJ Watt has been robbed for a second year in a row for Defensive Player of the Year. #Steelers
— Blitzburgh ✨ (@RenegadeBlitz) February 7, 2021
I feel for TJ Watt mane. He deserves this award. AD my brother, and a BEASTbut TJ deserved that.
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) February 7, 2021
Aaron Donald is one of the best defensive players in NFL history and a future HOF but @_TJWatt was flat out robbed of DPOY.
— Todd Clark (@ToddOH) February 7, 2021
Of course @_TJWatt did not win DPOY, honestly I’m not even surprised at this point. Watt should be a back to back winner.
— Mike Fallon (@Mike_Fallon_) February 7, 2021