Why is RG3 not on this list, but Rothisberger is?
But apparently the point of football is to pass for a ton of yards but not lead the league in points scored.
And before anyone goes on to talk about the Pats running game, one of the primary reasons its so successful is because teams play nickel and dime against the Pats all the time. The Jets did that the entire game yesterday and unlike other QBs, Brady/Pats are not afraid to run the ball when the defensive formation clearly calls for a running play.
And its not like his 105 QB Rating is chopped liver either....
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But yeah I totally agree, I don't totally understand all the advanced stats but I realize if he is leading almost all of them while scoring the points, and having the best td/turnover ratio. It shouldn't be a hard choice.
I don't understand how JJ Watt is not in this poll, and I think Peterson should get some consideration as well. Just because it's typically a QB award doesn't mean a QB should always win it or that other players don't deserve some consideration. I would argue that Watt is a top five candidate without question when you look at the impact he has for that defense.
That being said, I'm probably taking Peyton because of the impact he has had on the Broncos with essentially the same roster they had last season.
I honestly think that based on what I've seen this year, if you take Watt off this Texans team and replace him with an average 3-4 DE, they would probably have lost at least one or two of the games they've won. To me, that's the sign of an MVP candidate, when a player's impact directly relates to more wins at the end of the season.
At the end of the day, I don't necessarily think he's the most valuable player of the entire league. But I do think he's the most valuable player on the best team in the NFl, and that should account for something.
I'd love for him to get MVP. But it just won't happen. Maybe we need to reconsider this. And having DMVP and OMVP and get rid of DPOY and OPOY. It seems to lessen the D's importance.
Sadly, you could make a case that Von Miller, and other players are just as good or better, which isn't a knock against anyone. It would just help split the D vote IMO.
Peyton will win. Seems pretty obvious. He always does.
But still, we have to be honest. We know he's not as influential.
There's also the MASSIVE difference between an elite QB and what would be the replacement level player on average and how big of an affect that has on the game compared to a 34DE and his replacement counterpart. It's just not close at all to me.
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Patriots haven't lost a game in the second of the season in a few years. The team always gets better & with that being said. Brady is going to be the MVP when its all said & done.
Can Gabbert still get MVP while on IR?
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