I’ve been deliberating about my MVP vote for hours now. My problem really comes down to what I think most valuable player really means. Does it means the best player? Does being the best player in the league on a losing team disqualify that player? I mean, his team still would have lost without him, right? This question is fundamental in a man’s MVP voting decision.
After a few hours of soul searching, I have decided that most valuable does indeed assume that a player’s team has been successful because of his play. So, it is with great sadness that I have to look past the best football player in the NFL when I cast my vote. Neil Rackers, I’m sorry. I know LaDanian only has eight touchdowns and you have the equivalent of that plus a safety. I also know that TO has 504 yards and you have 633 yards of three point goodness. Finally, I know that last year’s MVP, Peyton Manning, is averaging 16 fantasy points and you are average 15. Yes, averaging a mere point less that last year’s MVP is an admirable feat, but unfortunately, your team is 1-3 so I can’t vote for you for MVP. Maybe next year.
Posted by ryan on October 3, 2005