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Most Valuable Players In The NFL

Ross CollingsContributor IOctober 11, 2016

Most Valuable Players In The NFL

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    This slideshow will explain who the most valuable players in the NFL are in comparison to their respective teams, if there are any players you believe I have left out I welcome them in the comments!

Maurice Jones Drew

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    This little dynamite is arguably the best player in the short history of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The entire Jaguars offense revolves around Maurice Jones Drew, whom inherited the entire offense when Fred Taylor departed a few years back. He is the featured back in an offense which does not have a necessarily strong passing game.

    Without Maurice Jones Drew the offense would struggle, because of a weak passing game and the struggle of finding a backup.

    Stats from last two seasons:

    2009 - 1,392 rushing yards - 15 Touchdowns - 53 Rec. - 374 rec. yards

    2008 - 824 rushing yards - 12 Touchdowns - 62 Rec. - 565 rec. yards

Chris Johnson

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    "CJ2K" is what some people call him, but after last season he is arguably the NFL's most valuable player in general. After rushing for over 2,000 yards he is being dubbed the next big thing for the Tennessee Titans. 

    Although he is currently in a head to head battle with Adrian Peterson as the NFL's best Running Back, CJ2K has the skills and the time to become an NFL hall of famer.

    Like Maurice Jones Drew, Chris Johnson is now the center piece of the Titans offense, since his part timer LenDale White departed last spring. 

    Stats from last two seasons:

    2009 - 2,006 rushing yards - 14 Touchdowns - 50 rec. - 503 rec. yards

    2008 - 1,228 rushing yards - 9 Touchdowns - 43 rec. - 260 rec. yards

Tom Brady

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    Tom Brady is considered one of the best modern day surprises in the NFL, after he was drafted 199th overall in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft. The following season he was playing behind Drew Bledsoe on the depth chart, and got the Patriots starting job since 2001 and has held the spot ever since. 

    Tom Brady is one of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL today, he is the franchise player of the New England Patriots, and is the biggest part of the entire franchise itself.

    How important is Tom Brady? Well, i'd say very important.

    He is a 3 time Superbowl winner, his first in 2001 against the St Louis Rams where he became the youngest Quarterback to ever win a Superbowl, the second in 2003 against my beloved Carolina Panthers and the third in 2004 against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

    I think any Quarterback who wins 3 Superbowl's in 4 years is pretty special, considering the fact that he never had that "stud" receiver that many great Quarterbacks have today (Peyton and Reggie, Aaron and Greg, Drew and Marques)...Although now he does have Randy Moss to work with.

    So Tom Brady is and always will be the soul and centre of the New England Patriots whilst he is around, and even when the Patriots offense does have Wes Welker and Randy Moss, you can tell that they both struggle when he is not around. 

    Statistics from last two seasons:

    2009 - 4,398 passing yards - 28 touchdowns - 13 Interceptions

    2008 - N/A

Andre Johnson

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    Andre Johnson, first and foremost of my favourite NFL player, he is an all around perfect wide receiver that has skills to own any Cornerback in the NFL. 

    He was drafted in 2003 with the 3rd pick in the draft, after he had a stellar season with the famous 2002 Miami Hurricanes team which is considered one of the best of all time. 

    He was drafted by the newest NFL franchise the Houston Texans, who by existence have not been able to make the playoffs. 

    He is a huge part of the Houston offense, and has had many opportunities to join a better and championship competing team, but he has stuck it out with the Texans and has shown that he is one of the most unselfish NFL players around today. 

    He now has a much better Quarterback with Matt Schaub under the helm, and with the Texans trying to figure out their new running game, Andre Johnson will become even more deadly. 

    He is an important part of the Texans team, and without him, Matt Schaub suffers, and the Texans offense suffers. 

    Statistics from last two seasons: 

    2009 - 1,569 rec. yards - 101 rec. - 9 Touchdowns

    2008 - 1,575 rec. yards - 115 rec. - 8 Touchdowns

Steven Jackson

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    Steven Jackson to me is one of the most underrated NFL players, but unfortunately for him he plays on the worst franchise in the NFL. 

    He was drafted in 2004 and played behind Marshal Faulk, in 2005 Jackson was named the starter with Faulk ageing. In 2006 he had his first break out season when he rushed for 1,528 yards, had 13 touch downs. Jackson was awarded the NFL's offensive player of the year that season and took part in his first ever Pro Bowl.

    Jackson also had some controversies, with his criticism of Rams fans that the music choices in the Edward Jones Dome was not good, and his holdout in the 2008 pre season camp. 

    Jackson is at age 27, and as a running back his time as a starter is running low, especially with the wear and tear that Running Backs suffer in there careers. 

    He is the entire Rams offense, but you can tell that the Rams are working on developing their passing game (hence drafting Sam Bradford no1 overall) but they also need to find a stable offensive line and a reliable receiver.

    Even with a poor supporting cast Jackson has still put up more than average numbers consistantly, which is why I feel that he is terribly underrated.

    Statistics from last two seasons:

    2009 - 1,416 rushing yards - 4 TD's - 51 rec. - 322 rec. yards

    2008 - 1,042 rushing yards - 7 TD's - 40 rec. - 379 rec. yards

Darrelle Revis

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    This was a cheeky one on my part but you can see where I come from when I say that the Jets really do need this guy back.

    I hear reports that the secondary is struggling and many players demand Revis back, I mean who wouldn't? He is without doubt the best defensive back in the league.

    If Revis doesn't sign (even though I think he will) the Jets will play on, they of course have other weapons on their team such as Shonn Greene, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and Jonathan Vilma. But any team in the league would take Revis (although maybe not because of his high wage demands).

    Statistics from the last two seasons:

    2009 - 87 tackles - 3 interceptions

    2008 - 58 tackles - 5 interceptions (1 returned for TD)

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