Michael Vick for MVP? Not so Fast

Michael Vick has had an outstanding season, no question, but to annoit him as the league MVP seems a little bit like a knee-jerk reaction after just one tremendous night.

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.

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11 Responses to “Michael Vick for MVP? Not so Fast”

  1. Lift Eat Sleep says:

    Are you serious man? Michael Vick is by far the leading MVP candidate this season. No one compares to him this season. He hasn’t played all the games but when he has played, his team, the Eagles have won. That’s what the MVP is all about. Therefore, in fact, him missing games only emphasizes his worthiness for the award and how much he means to his team. You’re really going to put it out there and say Rivers is MVP worthy with a 4-5 record? Dude…you must be with PETA or something.

  2. Lift Eat Sleep says:

    Also whats up with your top 3 being all white? You not feelin’ the brothas?

  3. benzi says:

    lol. so many jack ass journalists out there!!!

  4. BullsFanT says:

    This article is a joke! First of all, Vick leads the league in passer rating at 115.1, a full 10 points ahead of 2nd place, David Garrard at 104.9 . On top of that, he has yet to throw an interception or lose a fumble. Secondly, the Eagles are 4-0 with Vick, and 2-3 without him. The MVP is defined as the player most valuable to his team and who contributes the most to wins. Clearly, Vick is the most valuable because when he has started and finished the game, nobody has beaten the Eagles, unlike any of the other canidates you’ve listed.

    • Dre Dae says:

      Best point anyone has made in this Vick for MVP debate. I’m in Afghanastan so we don’t really get to watch the games that much, but, based on what you’ve just posted, that’s a MVP if there ever was 1ne!!!!!!

  5. Russ Loede says:

    My Rankings:

    1. Vick
    2. Brady
    3. Peyton
    4. Rivers
    5. Rodgers

  6. Bambam says:

    wtf, this “journalist” on crack? P Rivers leads the league with a 102.9 QB rating? Really?

  7. seriously? says:

    Kyle Orton? Seriously? You telling me that Denver can’t go 3-6 without this guy?

    Philip Rivers? C’mon. You have criteria that a QB must play in all of the games to be considered, but no criteria to even be on a winning team?

    Roddy White? Great receiver. Who is the last receiver to win MVP? That’s not going to happen.

    We’re left with Peyton Manning and Michael Vick. The only two worthy candidates at this point in the season.

    Vick is not being considered for MVP after one game. He has the highest passer rating in the NFL for the ENTIRE season and hasn’t thrown even one interception yet. Maybe you have only seen one game. The rest of us have been watching since September, and this guy is simply amazing.

  8. Russ Loede says:

    How about Darren McFadden?