Terrell Suggs Comes Up Short At ESPYs


Terrell Suggs had a chance to become the first defensive player to win the ESPY for Best NFL Player.

Instead, he's the latest defensive star to see a quarterback win the award.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the award for the second year in a row during Wednesday night's show. He was selected by the fans after a record-breaking season where he threw for 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns.

Rodgers also beat out Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (The presentation for Best NFL Player wasn't actually shown during the ESPN broadcast).

The Ravens have still yet to win an ESPY in an individual or team category.

Despite missing out on the ESPY, Suggs reminded fans before the show that his mind is set on bigger accomplishments.

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year tweeted (@untouchablejay4): "No matter what happens, I just want thank all of you who voted I appreciate the love! [Whether] we win 2nite or not, we all know the big goal!"

The ESPN cameras didn't give Suggs much love during the program, as the only time he was shown was during host Rob Riggle's opening monologue. Riggle joked about the Cleveland Browns moving to Baltimore "because they thought it was better."

He followed that up by saying, "Baltimore? Baltimore? The city where they filmed The Wire?!"

The cameras showed Suggs laughing a little during the cracks on Baltimore.

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