As the final weekend of the NFL season is soon upon us, it is almost time to judge the best NFL players on their performances and give them awards that they will forget about in the near future and store in a back linen closet.
The most prestigious of the linen-closet statuettes is the MVP award, given out annually by a bunch of different publications but most prominently by the Associated Press. Last year's winner, Tom Brady, is still in the running this season, but does he have a legitimate chance to win? I guess that's why you clicked on this article, I suppose.
Here are the players you will likely see grace the final ballot, in sequential order: