Drew Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning - Who is the NFL MVP?

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer INovember 27, 2009

By Derek Lofland.

The NFL MVP race has pretty much been reduced to these three quarterbacks. Can Peyton Manning win it again?

I have formulated a "case for" and a "case against" for my three MVP candidates through their first 10 games of the season:

1)  QB Drew Brees (Saints) – 218 completions, 320 attempts, 68.1 completion percentage, 2,746 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions and 105.8 QB rating.

Case For: Brees leads the most potent offense in the NFL as the Saints rank first in points scored (369), first in yards gained (4,205), tied for first in passing touchdowns (22) and first in rushing touchdowns (18) through the first 10 games. Brees does not rely solely on one weapon but uses different ones.

WR Marques Colston is on pace for just 70 receptions, 1,099 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns. RB Pierre Thomas is on pace to be the leading rusher with 973 yards rushing and eight rushing touchdowns. The Saints rely on Brees to spread the ball to a lot of quality targets and to direct an offense that has been as explosive as any offense in the NFL. He is the main reason the offense leads the NFL in scoring and yardage, and their offense is the main reason the Saints are 10-0 and have the best record in the NFC. That offense starts with Brees’s solid play, which is why he should be the MVP.

Case Against: I would look at how they have accumulated those numbers...


Full article >>>

Related

    Breaking: Gronk to Return for 2018 Season

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Breaking: Gronk to Return for 2018 Season

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report

    Cousins Eager to Give Fans ‘Something to Cheer About’

    Minnesota Vikings logo
    Minnesota Vikings

    Cousins Eager to Give Fans ‘Something to Cheer About’

    Chris Tomasson
    via Twin Cities

    Cook Used Recovery Time to Learn About Himself

    Minnesota Vikings logo
    Minnesota Vikings

    Cook Used Recovery Time to Learn About Himself

    1500 ESPN Twin Cities
    via 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

    Rosen Not Concerned by Sliding Draft Stock

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Rosen Not Concerned by Sliding Draft Stock

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report