J.J. Watt wins third Defensive Player of the Year award, calls out doubters

SAN FRANCISCO -- Another year, another trophy for J.J. Watt, with the Houston Texans defensive end winning the 2015 NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday at NFL Honors. 

Watt beat out Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and a pair of Panthers in Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman for the award, the third of his career and blasted anyone who ever doubted him while accepting it.

"The funny thing is I was a two-star recruit and now I’ve got three of these,” Watt said. “So screw all you guys who doubted me.” 

Some people questioned whether Watt was a deserving winner or not but let's get real here: he's the best defensive player in the NFL. He was a dominant force in 2015, leading the league with 17½ sacks.

Teams game plan specifically for Watt and he routinely destroys double teams. His 2015 wasn't epic like his 2014 -- and it didn't feature him catching any touchdown passes either, which always draws attention -- but he had a really freaking good season.

Donald would've been a worthy winner but anyone upset about Watt winning is being a little ridiculous.

J.J. Watt wins his third DPOY award Saturday. (USATSI)
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