The MVP should Be AP
with Brady/Rodgers in the next tier and Manning below them...The sad part is Manning will win with ease....Manning had the award won from the time he stepped on the field...If Manning had this type of year last year he would probably win it over Rodgers...Not even kidding.
This is how the votes would go if everyone voting was capable of critical thinking.
MVP: Adrian Peterson - by a mile. At this point it should be a unanimous vote, this is the only correct choice so far. Manning/Brady/Rodgers are too muddled and its arguable that they had less impact on their team than Peterson. Also compared to recent years its been a down year at the top for QB's. Unless if Peterson gets hurt and one of the QB's take off, if a QB wins it this year then it is warranted to call it a MVQB.
OPOY: Adrian Peterson - See the gap in production between him and the field.
DPOY: JJ Swat - If Smith gets the sack record it'll be him, but Watt has been just as good at rushing the passer and far superior in every other aspect of Defense.
OROY: RGIII - No contest, Luck's below average beginning hurt him.
DROY: Harrison Smith - Biggest impact on defense by any rookie this year.
MVP- AP/Brady share. This one is so tough, because they both have strong cases, but I say they split it, or Brady gets it. While AP clearly is a presence on the field, there's not much he can do when the Viks fall behind and have to let Ponder throw the entire 4th quarter.
DRotY- Kuechly. Somewhat a homer pick, but he's got a good chance of winning it.
MVP - Tom Brady (29 TD's, 4 INT's, only 4 TO's all season)
Offensive Player of the Year - Peyton Manning (Makes mediocre wide outs stars)
Defensive Player of the Year - JJ Watt (16.5 sacks, 64 tackles, 15 deflected passes)
Comeback Player of the Year - Adrian Peterson (6 yards a rush is no joke)
Offensive Rookie of the Year - Russell Wilson (I know the press is on Lucks nutts though)
Defensive Rookie of the Year - Luke Kuechly (Kid is leading the league in tackles)
OPOY: Adrian Peterson
DPOY: Von Miller
Comeback: Peyton Manning
OROY: Robert Griffin III
DROY: No idea. I'll say Luke Kueckly (however you spell)
COY: Jason Garrett :)
MVP - AP
Offensive Player of the Year - Tom Brady
Defensive Player of the Year - Aldon Smith
Comeback Player of the Year - Peyton Manning
Offensive Rookie of the Year - Andrew Luck
Defensive Rookie of the Year - ???
Coach of the Year - Pete Carroll
Executive of the Year - ???
MVP - Manning
OPOY - Brady
DPOY - Watt
Comeback - Manning
OROY - Martin
DROY - ?
The MVP race is complete nonsense at this point in the season, as they've already decided to give it to their golden child ; Peyton Manning.
In an interview with Mike Sando (NFC West writer ; ESPN MVP Watch) he was asked about Brady being the MVP after his consistent body of work and TD-INT ratio coupled alongside the fact that he leads one of the highest scoring offenses in NFL history. What followed when he was asked this question was one of the more puzzling things I've ever seen... He completely ignored it and starting talking about the New England "team".
It was one of the most absurd things I've ever seen on a Sports Website in my entire life. When the discussion switched to Peyton Manning, Sando began to slob on Peyton's knob for what seemed to be an eternity. Peter King (who I believe also has an MVP vote) , never mentioned Brady's amazing game or his earth shattering totals whatsoever in his next morning's article. However the day before this, he made sure to take the time to tell us how (and I quote) " I'll take the quarterback with the longest winning streak (eight games) and who's had the biggest adjustment to make of all the very good ones this year, schematically and physically, on a new team in a new city. For now, give me Peyton Manning."
So I have to beg the question ; when did a comeback from a prior injury become criteria to who wins the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER award. I'm pretty sure the "comeback player of the year" award should cover that criteria pretty well, and not the former. What really irritates me is how many reporters say "You can't do wrong with any of these guys for MVP" ... Umm... YES... YOU CAN. Brady is having a special season guys, and here are a few of the key reasons why Brady should win MVP that the media are choosing to ignore in order to keep the hype train on the Peyton Manning comeback story :
- The Patriots have NINETY SEVEN more points than the Broncos. A team statistic I know, but let's not forget who runs the offense in these situations.
- No wonder Brady has one less touchdown than Manning ; the Broncos have 7 rushing touchdowns to the Patriot's 20. I've watched a TON of Manning this year (my bro is a Colts fan and watches every Broncos game as well) , and when the Broncos get into the redzone it's a given that they're going to throw for the score. The Patriots actually mix it up within the 5 yard line, which makes me ponder ; if Brady wanted to, how many passing touchdowns could he REALLY have now ? I can't say the same for Manning.
- WE ACTUALLY BEAT GOOD TEAMS. At the moment, the Broncos have beaten ONE of the 11 other teams currently headed for a playoff spot(the 6th seeded Steelers), and have a 1-3 record against playoff teams this season.
- The numbers don't lie. Higher QB rating? Brady. Yards(irrelevant statistic) ? Brady. TD-INT ratio ? Brady. Int % wise, Manning gets buried alive by Brady. Manning has ONE more touchdown that Brady (and this is the most important point I'm going to make) but I'd trade that for the FIFTEEN OTHER TOUCHDOWNS that Brady drove his team down the field for , and the SIX LESS TURNOVERS he has, despite having MORE touches than Peyton. Brady ALONE (including rushing touchdowns) has more total TD's than Manning, why does it matter if he hands it off in more logical situations ?
Alas, Peyton Manning will get his sympathy votes and take home his 5th MVP award (his second undeserving one I might add ; 4002 yards, 27 TDs and 12 Ints in 2008 say hi) due to the overwhelming media bias. I'll never understand why somebody can't take a look at the bigger numbers and the bigger picture instead of basing it off of who's coming back from injury and who's not.
Manning had this MVP locked up a few weeks ago. This media bias is INSANE.
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I think DROY is between Wagner or Kuechly. With an honorable mention to Harrison Smith
MVP- Im torn between Brady and AP
DPOY- Probably Aldon Smith
OROY- Probably RGIII since the media loves to hop on his nuts
COTY- Gary Kubiak
MVP - Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson (co-MVPS)
OPOY - Tom Brady
DPOY - Von Miller
Comeback - Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson (Co)
OROY - Andrew Luck
DROY - Kuechly
Fact is MVP is MOST VALUABLE PLAYER to the team....You take brady away and the pats still have the record they have or maybe 1 more loss.
You take peyton away and keep tebow and the broncos are either 7-6 or below .500 and not having a chance at the playoffs.
Another thing is Peyton Manning has come into a whole new culture and team from Indianapolis.
-New Front office
and yes coming back from 4 neck surgeries and a whole year off also wins Comeback player of the year, as does is warrant points in MVP voting