Pro Football Writers of America name J.J. Watt defensive MVP

Thursday, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named Defensive MVP by Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America.

“It’s an honor,” Watt said via the Houston Chronicle. “I appreciate everybody voting for me. It’s more an award for my teammates and coaches. I really appreciate everything they do for me. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.

“I hope I make Texans fans proud, and I’m always going to work my hardest to make you proud for years to come.”

Here's the full list of winners for the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL Defensive Team:

DE J.J. Watt / Texans
DE Cameron Wake / Dolphins
DT Geno Atkins / Bengals
DT Vince Wilfork / Patriots
OLB Von Miller / Broncos
OLB Aldon Smith / 49ers
MLB Patrick Willis / 49ers
CB Richard Sherman / Seahawks
CB Charles Tillman / Bears
S Earl Thomas / Seahawks
S Eric Weddle / Chargers

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