Thurman Thomas Should Have Been Super Bowl XXV MVP

Jacob BradleyContributor IJune 16, 2009

20 Aug 1999:  Thurman Thomas #34 of the Buffalo Bills looks on the field during the pre-season game against the Washington Redskins at the Redskins Stadium in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Bills 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /Allsport

If you have ever watched the game, you might just agree that Thurman Thomas deserved to be Super Bowl XXV MVP.

Yes of course, you're saying, "Well, the Giants won the Super Bowl, so one of their players gets MVP."

Well, that's not necessarily true, as Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley won the Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl V, even though his team lost to the Colts.

The stats will help, as Thomas rushed for 135 yards on 15 attempts for one touchdown, while the Giants' Ottis Anderson gained 102 yards on 21 attempts for one touchdown. And if you watched this game, you can see the better play by Thomas.

Thomas put his full passion to try to help his team win the game, while Anderson stumbled while his team picked him up, and so did Scott Norwood.

Thomas had earned to be honored in some way for his play in this game, and even though this Bills team went to lose four Super Bowls in a row, Thomas deserved this MVP one way or another.