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Not one of the three letters in MVP is there to represent the word quarterback. It seems obvious, but it is obviously forgotten.
The last five winners have all been quarterbacks, and the winner this year will probably be a quarterback.
ESPN's Mike Sando highlights a panel of ESPN experts that voiced their opinion on the MVP. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady received all of the votes for first and second.
SI's Peter King is also taking Peyton Manning, and in most instances, the guy mentioned for third is Aaron Rodgers.
Now, all of these quarterbacks are having great seasons, but they are not as valuable to their team as Adrian Peterson is.
What Peterson is doing in context of returning from his massive knee injury is beyond the realms of reality, but it is nearly just as amazing when taken in context of just this season.
He has rushed for 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns at an average of 6.0 yards per carry. He also has 38 catches and 211 yards receiving. He has a legitimate shot at breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards.
To break the record, AP is going to have to average 168.3 yards per game over the final three, which is a lot to ask, but over his last seven games he is averaging just over 158 rushing yards per contest.
Now, these stats are impressive, but that is not all of Peterson's case for MVP. Peterson is carrying the Vikings.
Christian Ponder got off to a nice start this season, but he has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league; and since Percy Harvin was lost for the season due to injury in Week 9, the Vikings have lacked any big-play threat other than Peterson.
Despite the defense being able to focus in on Peterson, he is still averaging over a half yard more per carry than the Vikings are per pass.
Everything AP is doing this year is hard to believe.