Lawrence Taylor – 1986
Taylor became the second defensive specialist to win the NFL MVP award when voters chose him in 1986. Remarkably, no other defensive player has won the coveted prize since. Nonetheless, Taylor earned the MVP after a magnificent season with the Giants. The man was like a brick wall and nobody could block him.
He led the league in sacks, notching with an impressive 20 as he demonstrated his attrition. Many analysts believe that Taylor had a better season than Alan Page who was the first defensive player to become an MVP. Meanwhile, the Giants defeated the Broncos in the Super Bowl so he also won a ring (via USA Today Sports).