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1. Robert Griffin III, Redskins
OK, so the Redskins are still on the outside looking in to the NFC playoff picture. But how can this award be anyone but RG3? The No. 2 overall pick has 22 total touchdowns and over 3,000 total yards (including 642 rushing). Both his passer rating (104.6) and completion percentage (67.4) are fourth-best in the NFL. And he's thrown eight touchdowns over his last two games (against division rivals) to revive the Redskins' season.
2. Doug Martin, Buccaneers
Most seasons, Martin would already be a lock for this reward. His 1,050 rushing yards are fourth-best in the NFL, and his nine rushing touchdowns rank second. He's on pace for nearly 2,000 total yards from scrimmage. He's a complete back that does everything well, especially for a young player.
3. Andrew Luck, Colts
The wins have come at a pace no one saw coming in Luck's first year, but the surface stats that mean so much to voters—passer rating, completion percentage, etc.—aren't as good for Luck.
4. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Wilson isn't throwing (just over 2,000) or running (227) for a bunch of yards, but his completion percentage (63.6) and passer rating (93.4) are both very good for a third-round quarterback. He's simply efficient at the position. The Seahawks are still playoff contenders, too.
5. Alfred Morris, Redskins/Trent Richardson, Browns
In the shadow of RG3, Morris has quietly amassed the fifth-most rushing yards (982) in the NFL this season. Richardson is the only real weapon on the Browns offense yet continues to produce (1,071 total yards).