Publish Date: 12/30/2016
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
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The MVP race this season will most likely come down to the last week of the season. Guess who has thrown his name into the mix now? Of course, here comes Mr. Rodgers, but relax everybody he hasn’t won anything yet, and a raucous Ford Field and a young, hungry Lions team will have something to say about it. So let’s take a look at where the top contenders stand headed into the last week of the season?
1) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons- I know a lot of people have preconceived notions about Ryan, but nobody has been better this year. Hopefully, voters won’t hold his past against him. Face it who hear thought going into the season that the Falcons would be NFC South champions, that alone has to be impressive. Rodgers and Brady were supposed to win their divisions. On top of that look at his stats, none have been better, 4,613 yards, 69.5 completion percentage, 34 TDs, 7 INTs, 115.5 rating, If Ryan plays well this week and doesn’t win it then something is wrong with the system. Since the system is controlled and run by the NFL, we already know there is something wrong with the system.
2) Tom Brady, New England Patriots- Nobody has ever won the MVP missing four games in a season, but then again Tom Brady has done a lot of things others have never done. One of the few strikes I can find against him is the fact that the Patriots were pretty darn good without him going 3-1 in his absence. Tom Brady is still the best QB to ever play the game, I just think Ryan’s 15 games over Brady’s 11 are a big difference. It’s a shame because the suspension was bogus anyway. Brady’s numbers are amazing though, (11 games): 3,278 yards, 66.7 completion percentage, 25 TDs, 2 INTs, 110.7 rating.
3) Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys- As a rookie, Elliott has had a huge impact on the Cowboys, like the Falcons who out there thought they would win the NFC East? The strike against him is that he plays behind the best offensive line in the game. I think it is a stupid argument, just watch him play he is special.
4) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers- He has brought his team back from the dead, mid-season Packers fans were screaming that Rodgers did not seem to be playing with enough passion, and he didn’t look like he even cared. Now Packers fans love him again. Don’t be surprised if he comes up big in Detroit and all the sudden he becomes the MVP. He is a Packer which means that he will get special recognition for most everything he does. Don’t get me wrong Rodgers is a special player, he just doesn’t deserve this award this year.