By John Turney
Since 1972 the Associated Press has been choosing a Defensive Player of the Year award by polling selected members of the press. Here is a chart showing who has received the most votes and in how many seasons.
This is not a 'Win share' model in that some years have more voters than others but it does show that T.J. now has one award, has received a total of 72 votes in three seasons (ironically or coincidently he has 72 sacks). Pretty good for a guy who has played five seasons.