Just about all of the key free agents and stars who were on the trade blocks have now fallen in place, so with camps underway and football back on people's minds--instead of CBA's, revenue-sharing and salary caps--it's time to look towards the NFL regular season.
And although new superstars tend to crop up every year (Arian Foster, Josh Freeman and Mike Wallace in 2010, for example) the last four NFL MVP awards have gone to two pretty familiar old faces: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
So is this the year that a new name takes home the trophy?
Maybe...never count Manning or Brady out of the running.
Here's a list of 10 early favorites for the award.