NFL Most Valuable Player Candidates
Most. Valuable. Player. It’s a title almost every pro athlete in world strives for. Being named MVP shows that you dedicated yourself to your team and teammates that you will be the best player and do whatever it takes to bring the glory home for the organization and the city which you represent.
These are my top candidates for MVP this year:
David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals
I can personally thank Mr. Johnson for handing my fantasy football team multiple losses throughout last season. Over the past 20 years only 6 running backs have been selected MVP in the NFL. Johnson has emerged as one of the elite running backs in the league. Johnson has already registered a top-10 all-time receiving yards season among running backs. His explosiveness running the ball combined with the great catching hands makes him the best dynamic back in the league. The 2017 season brings a lot of good things towards Johnson’s way, possibly an MVP trophy.
Julio Jones, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons
Last season was a memorable one for Julio Jones. Having a chance to play in the Super Bowl, even though they blew a 28–3 lead, Jones still showed why he was a fan favorite across the nation. This University of Alabama product was shy of breaking 2 NFL records that have not been even close to being broken in over a decade. Every game Julio plays in shows why he is the leading example of what the perfect wide receiver should be. It also helps when you have reining MVP quarterback Matt Ryan throwing you the ball. Maybe Ryan will be gracious next season and let Julio take home the award.
Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has always been at top tier list when it comes the quarterback talk on the NFL. The 2012 Super Bowl champion has a major criticism over the past two seasons that he is looking forward to putting behind him this season. With the addition of Martellus Bennet, a excellent tight end, Rodgers leads an offense that will rank top 10 this year in total offense. Throwing for 40 touchdowns last season, the most for any quarterback in the league last season, proves that the critics are just hating. Looks for Rodgers to have a repeat if not better.