Who’s Your Pick for NFL MVP?
Which NFL player will win this year's MVP Award? Will it be Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt, maybe somebody else? We want you to decide. Vote now and we'll reveal the results next week on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill.Here's who we think should get the most consideration:
Adrian Peterson, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings:
The only thing that may keep Peterson from winning the MVP is his position. Let's be honest, quarterback is a much more MVP-friendly position. Nonetheless, Peterson's season was sick. Coming back from major knee surgery in less than a year, he still rushed for 2,097 yards -- just nine yards shy of the NFL's single-season record.
Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Denver Broncos:
Like Peterson, Peyton Manning rebounded from surgery -- well, four surgeries to be exact. He also missed out on the entire 2011 season. So what did he do to prove he was still in great playing shape? Manning only threw 37 touchdowns and 4,659 yards.
J.J. Watt, Defensive End, Houston Texans:
It would be hard for any defensive player to actually win an MVP award, but if any were deserving of a look it would be J.J. Watt. He was the most destructive force in all the NFL this season. The 23-year-old tallied 20.5 sacks, 81 tackles, and a mind-blowing 16 batted passes.
Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Washington Redskins:
RG3 was nothing short of spectacular, bringing pride back to a franchise that forgot how to win. The rookie quarterback threw for 3,200 yards and rushed for an NFL rookie quarterback record 815 yards. He accounted for 27 total touchdowns while throwing just five interceptions and leading a team that surrendered the fewest turnovers in the league.