NFL MVP 2013 – Peyton Manning leads the race for his record 5th NFL MVP award. Manning isn’t a lock for MVP. Tom Brady, Jamaal Charles, Russell Wilson, Calvin Johnson, all have a claim for the 2013 NFL MVP. This award gets misunderstood too often. MVP means most VALUABLE player, not the best NFL player.
To be a valuable player your team has to be relevant in the league. The MVP can’t come from the Jacksonville Jaguars roster. I think we can all agree on that. How much value does a player bring if his team can’t win a football game?
The NFL MVP needs to be judged by asking one question about a good team. “Where would that team be without that player”? That’s why we are doing this NFL MVP race update, because there are a few players with good arguments for being name NFL MVP.
If you end the season after 11 weeks, I would give the 2013 NFL MVP to Peyton Manning. With 33 TD’s, 6 INT’s, and NFL leading 3,249 yards with only 1 loss it’s hard not to. The Denver Broncos wouldn’t be half the team they are without Manning.
That’s not to say he has it locked up though. Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots to a division lead at 7-2 without 80% of his offensive weapons from 2012. No question the Patriots would be a losing team without Brady at the helm.
Calvin Johnson is another player that is invaluable to his team. The Lions have become a winning team on Johnson’s back. The NFC North is wide open, but the loss to the Steelers hurt their chances at a playoff run. For this NFL MVP update, Calvin Johnson makes the cut. The Lions would be an afterthought without him.
Jamaal Charles of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs has the best case for leapfrogging Peyton Manning in the 2013 NFL MVP race. Charles is the team’s leading rusher and receiver. Through the first 11 weeks of the season he has 8 TD’s and over 1,000 yards from scrimmage. Alex Smith has been a great fit in Kansas City, but Jamaal Charles is the best duel threat in the NFL.
There are a few other players that could make a case for MVP, depending on how the NFL season plays out. Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and Drew Brees. Unless the Broncos and Chiefs fall apart, the race will be between Charles and Manning for the 2013 NFL MVP.
Who do you think should be the NFL MVP? Leave your pick in the comments!
ESPN: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson in contention for NFL MVP – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) http://t.co/ElTiixxTNJ
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