OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has been named to the Pro Bowl five times.
He’s a former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
He’s never been named NFL Defensive Player of the Year before, but made a solid case for consideration this season with a career-high 14 sacks and broke his own franchise record with seven forced fumbles.
Would Suggs be disappointed if he doesn’t win the award?
Well, that depends on how the Ravens fare in the playoffs.
"It’s always something that is good to be considered," Suggs said. "It’s also good to win. Like I said, I’ve won some awards in the past, you know, high school and college. But at no level of my football career have I ever won a championship. I mean it would be a nice, it would definitely be an honor to win.
"But I would be more disappointed if we fall short. It’d be nice, but whoever wins it, everybody pretty much made their own case when they played and with their numbers, regardless of team record. I stand and play in this league and that speaks for itself. Like I said, I would like to have it, but it doesn’t define my season whether I win it or not."