SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

Photo Credit: The Cheat Sheet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 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 … Continue reading SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Cheesehead TV (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 11-5 Statistics: 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 73 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% completion percentage), 3,933 passing … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 8-7-1 Statistics: 406/606 (67.0% completion percentage), 4,917 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 34 rush attempts, 96 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns 19.  Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs  Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 61 receptions, 593 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 24 rush attempts, 267 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 14 kickoff returns, 384 kickoff return yards, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Pro Football Talk – NBC Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 10-5 Statistics: 37 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 68 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  LeSean McCoy, Running Back, Buffalo Bills Team Record: 7-8 Statistics: 229 rush attempts, 1,257 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 49 receptions, 350 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 19.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 8-7 Statistics: 26/26 (100% extra point conversion rate), 37/38; 1 blocked field goal (97.4% field goal conversion rate), 4/4 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/10; 1 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-8-1 Statistics: 260 rush attempts, 1,138 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 73 receptions, 800 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 11-3 Statistics: 65 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: The Football Insider (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, New York Giants Team Record: 10-4 Statistics: 85 receptions, 1,173 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 1 rush attempt, 9 rushing yards, 10 punt returns, 66 punt return yards, 1 tackle 19.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 7-6-1 Statistics: 366/542 (67.5% completion percentage), 4,360 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 29 rush attempts, 66 rushing yards, 2 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-7-1 Statistics: 248 rush attempts, 1,085 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 69 receptions, 745 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 3 tackles 9.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team Record: 8-5 Statistics: 218 rush attempts, 1,053 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 67 receptions, 563 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 8. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 10-3 Statistics: 61 tackles, 11 sacks, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 7-6 Statistics: 22/22 (100% extra point conversion rate), 31/32; 1 blocked field goal (96.9% field goal conversion rate), 3/3 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 8/9; 1 blocked field goal (88.9% 30-39-yard field goal conversion rate), 11/11 (100% 40-49-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/9 (100% 50+-yard field goal conversion rate), 0/1 (0% completion … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (7-5) Statistics: 284/414 (68.6% completion percentage), 3,813 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 30 rush attempts, 107 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,500 or more yards in five … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Should Justin Tucker Be in the NFL MVP Award Discussion?

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun It goes without saying that an NFL kicker has never won the league’s MVP award. A kicker has never been deserving of holding the title of the league’s Most Valuable Player, and that makes sense seeing as how kickers are hardly ever on the field and really only have one or two jobs when they are. However, this year things could be … Continue reading Should Justin Tucker Be in the NFL MVP Award Discussion?

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5

Photo Credit: wtop.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (4-1) Statistics: 109 rush attempts, 546 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 9 receptions, 81 receiving yards Analysis: This would have seemed crazy a month ago. Now, it doesn’t. Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually winning games without their usual starting … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5