Vick first off has only played in six of his teams nine games, and that has to be taken into consideration. Staying on the field when the team needs you the most is the sign of an MVP, and Vick has to prove he can do it for the remaning 7 games.
Then there’s that little issue of other players around the league that are having MVP type seasons. Here’s just a few that you have to look at before handing the award to Vick for an amazing six game run.
1. Philip Rivers – The Chargers QB is throwing to no names, and is 3rd in the NFL with a 102.9 QB rating and 2,944 yards with 19 TD’s. The team hasn’t played up to his ability, which there’s no doubt about since the club is 4-5.
2. Kyle Orton – Another QB who hasn’t had a ton of help with a 3-6 team, but has thrown 16 TD’s to five picks, and also has 2,806 yards. He’s also played in all nine games as well.
3. Peyton Manning – No doubt that Manning is one of the best – still, and without him the Colts are a well below .500 team. Manning has thrown for 16 touchdowns with 4 picks, and has a QB rating of 93.9 throwing to players most fans have never heard of.
4. Roddy White – The Falcons WR is a star, and has 7 TD’s with 934 yards and 70 grabs, best in the league. The Falcons don’t beat the Saints or the Ravens without him, and he has rounded into the best WR in the game today.
So while there’s some other players that have to be in the discussion, those are four that should be at the top of the list. Vick deserves to be mentioned, but let’s not just hand him the award till the season plays out.