SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

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All eight of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 NFL MVP award candidates.

1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 points, 4th place votes count as 2 points, and 5th place votes count as 1 points.

 

Those Who Received Votes
12. i-4 Antonio Brown, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Team Record: 11-5
  • Statistics: 106 receptions, 1,284 receiving yards, 12 receiving touchdowns, 3 rush attempts, 9 rushing yards, 1 kickoff return, 23 kickoff return yards, 15 punt returns, 140 punt return yards, 2 tackles
  • Voting: 1 point
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
11. i-4 Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Team Record: 11-5
  • Statistics: 261 rush attempts, 1,268 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 75 receptions, 616 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 0/1 (0% completion percentage)
  • Voting: 2 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Two (2) 5th place votes (2 points)
T8. i-8 TY Hilton, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts
  • Team Record: 8-8
  • Statistics: 91 receptions, 1,448 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 2 kickoff returns, 5 kickoff return yards, 1 punt return, 5 punt return yards, 2 tackles
  • Voting: 3 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
T8. i-22 Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions 
  • Team Record: 9-7
  • Statistics: 388/594 (65.3% completion percentage), 4,327 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 37 rush attempts, 207 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 1 tackle
  • Voting: 3 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
T8. i-7 Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens
  • Team Record: 8-8
  • Statistics: 27/27 (100% extra point conversion rate), 38/39; 1 blocked field goal (97.4% field goal conversion rate), 4/4 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 10/11; 1 blocked field goal (90.9% 30-39-yard field goal conversion rate), 14/14 (100% 40-49-yard field goal conversion rate), 10/10 (100% 50+-yard field goal conversion rate), 0/1 (0% completion percentage)
  • Voting: 3 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
7. i-15 Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders
  • Team Record: 12-4
  • Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% completion percentage), 3,933 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, 39 rush attempts, 70 rushing yards
  • Voting: 4 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 2nd place vote (4 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
6. i-31 David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals
  • Team Record: 7-8-1
  • Statistics: 293 rush attempts, 1,239 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 80 receptions, 879 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles
  • Voting: 5 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Two (2) 4th place votes (4 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
5. i-19Dak Prescott, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
  • Team Record: 13-3
  • Statistics: 311/459 (67.8% completion percentage), 3,667 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 282 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 tackle
  • Voting: 8 points
    • One (1) 1st place vote (5 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
4. i-19 Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys 
  • Team Record: 13-3
  • Statistics: 322 rush attempts, 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 363 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 tackle
  • Voting: 16 points
    • One (1) 1st place vote (5 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Three (3) 4th place votes (6 points)
    • Two (2) 5th place votes (2 point)
3. i-2 Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots 
  • Team Record: 14-2
  • Statistics: 291/432 (67.4% completion percentage), 3,554 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 64 rushing yards
  • Voting: 23 points
    • Two (2) 1st place votes (10 points)
    • One (1) 2nd place vote (4 points)
    • Three (3) 3rd place votes (9 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
2. i-21 Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers 
  • Team Record: 10-6
  • Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 25 points
    • Three (3) 1st place votes (15 points)
    • Two (2) 2nd place vote (8 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
1. i-27 Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons 
  • Team Record: 11-5
  • Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards
  • Voting: 27 points
    • One (1) 1st place vote (5 points)
    • Four (4) 2nd place votes (16 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)

 

-Asher Fair

 

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