2011 NFL Predictions: 5 Running Backs Who Will Contend for MVP

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2011 NFL Predictions: 5 Running Backs Who Will Contend for MVP
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Every year it seems the players competing for the MVP award are all quarterbacks; obviously you could give the award to Tom Brady or Peyton Manning every year.

The only other position player with a serious shot at winning the trophy would be a running back. Even when Randy Moss had his monster year in New England, he wasn’t even considered as a finalist by most.

As we enter the 2011 season, guys like Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Rivers, Brees and Roethlisberger will all obviously be front-runners for the award.

If you just look at the running backs though, there are five guys I see having MVP-caliber seasons. The usual suspects are there, but there might be some surprising names too. If anyone is going to be able to take the award away from a quarterback this year, it will be one of these five tailbacks.

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