It will be a long offseason for Heath Miller, but today he got a little cheering up, as he was named by his teammates as the Steelers‘ most valuable player.

Miller’s winning has historical value, as he is the first TE chosen as team MVP since the award began in 1969.

“It‘s an honor and humbling, but the overriding factor is the disappointment of the season and not doing what we set out to do,” Miller said.

The TE won’t be on the field Sunday, or for anytime in the near future, as he injured three knee ligaments during last Sunday’s 13-10 loss against Cincinnati. He had surgery on Thursday.

Miller has a team-high 71 catches for 816 yards and eight touchdowns.

“I have been saying for years that he is my favorite player, but we just never coached it up to where he got the opportunity to come out and show what he has been able to do,” safety Ryan Clark said. “If you look, game in and game out this year, when he got opportunities to deliver, he delivered.”

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