The Galloping Gobbler Award isn't the most meaningful of honors an NFL player can earn, but any former winner would be lying if they said they didn't feel somewhat proud for taking it home to their family on Turkey Day.
The silver, turkey trophy is somewhat humorous, yet it still signifies the most valuable player from the early Thanksgiving game on FOX and it is a feel-good honor for the player who receives it.
The last Packer to win the award was Donald Driver in 2009 and Brett Favre claimed it back in 2007. If Green Bay wins on Thursday, here are the five players who are most likely to grab the Galloping Gobbler Award.
To the best of my knowledge, a player has never won the award based on special teams heroics. I don't even think a rookie has ever been blessed with the Galloping Gobbler.
Randall Cobb has the potential to change that. He has run back both a kick and a punt for a touchdown this season and a special teams score could prove to be the difference in this game.
Even if Cobb can put together a few big returns and a receiving touchdown, there is a slight chance he could be the most valuable Packer at Ford Field on Thursday.
Greg Jennings has been dealing with a sore knee lately, but he's confident that he'll be ready to face Detroit.
He was virtually nonexistent with only six yards last week against Tampa, however, he is still the best receiver in Green Bay and he is sure to make some noise in the Lions secondary.
After being limited in practice all week, don't be surprised if Jennings comes out hot as Aaron Rodgers' go-to guy and puts up some big numbers. A little bit of rest has him running just fine and could be just what he needed to get going again.
Jermichael Finley had a decent day against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10, but he only had one reception against the Bucs last week.
Needless to say, he's due for a big game.
With the way Aaron Rodgers spreads the ball around, it's difficult to predict which one of his targets will end up with the stats.
If the Lions focus on their receivers, Finley just might feast on their pass defense and be presented with the game's MVP award.
Surprisingly, this is one award the veteran corner has yet to receive.
Charles Woodson has had yet another Pro Bowl season in 2011 with five picks, two sacks and a forced fumble thus far.
Another INT or two on Thursday could add the Galloping Gobbler to his collection of trophies, especially if he takes one for six.
Jordy Nelson is the Pack's most improved player this season. He's completely taken over as the team's No. 2 wideout and he's cut down on his drops from last year.
Nelson has already surpassed his yardage total from 2010 and he's caught nine touchdowns in 10 games.
Even if Jennings isn't bothered by his bruised knee, Nelson still could muster up another 100-yard day and make his case for the Galloping Gobbler.
Super Bowl MVP: check. NFL MVP: getting there. Thanksgiving MVP: great chance.
Of all the players who will suit up at Ford Field on Thursday, Aaron Rodgers is the most likely to win the most valuable player award.
He always plays well in big games as well as under pressure. Not to mention his passer rating is near perfect when playing inside.
Rodgers has been on a roll this season and this matchup could mean another amazing performance for the league's top QB.