Top NFL MVP Candidates

SBRForum August 17, 2012 1

We’re already in the second week of preseason, which still leaves time to go over the best players in the league and see which has the best chance of securing the MVP trophy this season.

Who will it be?

Will it be Aaron Rodgers? The Green Bay Packers stud QB was essentially unstoppable last year and there’s little indication that anything will change this season. All of the weapons are back and Rodgers and the Packers will be even more motivated after falling short in the playoffs.

Or what about Tom Brady? Brady made the most out of the situation without a legitimate deep threat, leaning on Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the passing game. All three had huge years.

Brady is a lock for the Hall of Fame and can now legitimately be talked about in the discussion of best quarterback of all-time. He’s not done yet though – Bill Belichick is still by his side and those two have made a living out of torching opposing defenses.

Brady should have another monster season in 2012/13 and the Patriots are appropriately very high on the list in terms of NFL odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl.

There’s also Drew Brees, who finally signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints after a lot of back-and-forth. Brees, despite his small stature, is one of the best in the business and the Saints will always be in contention with him under center.

Of course, there’s always a chance a running back could steal the show, though with the way the passing game has evolved it seems unlikely. Arian Foster, Ray Rice and others are expected to lead the pack of backs this season and a huge statistical year could change things up in the voting.

That’s the beauty of football. Who knows what will end up happening? Someone could come out of nowhere, put up ridiculous numbers and steal away the trophy. But, if we had to guess, it’ll be Rodgers or Brady that takes the MVP this season.

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