Originally Posted by logrus
I dunno about MVP, hes played against sub par teams all season. The only interesting win came against Indy I believe. Besides he has only played 6 games, 5 because the first meeting with Washington he got put on IR.
Still are a handful of games bro so who knows, right now though its a big NO!
I don't think it's really fair to say he doesn't deserve it because of their schedule. We know that every game is tough to win in the NFL, even the crappiest teams don't typically lose by more than 7 or 10 points. Even then, the final score isn't always a true indicator of how close a game really was.
So, why should Vick be considered?
Vick is the highest rated QB in the league this season, and even with missing 3 games, his number of attempts per game are still almost on par with other QB's, so it's not really a true case of being rated higher due to less playing time when you think about it. Not to mention that Vick obviously doesn't always sit in the pocket and will scramble if he feels he has too.
Vick has thrown ZERO interceptions this season. It's tough enough to go one game without tossing a pick in today's league, let alone 6 games and over 150 attempts. If Vick manages to keep this up the rest of the season, he is on par to break Bernie Kosar's record for most consecutive attempts without an INT (308).
Vick is tied for 7th place in rushing touchdowns this season, with 4. Now, there are always a few QB's in the mix because of goal-line situations with option or sneak plays, however Vick is still the highest QB of those in the mix and he is still ahead of some the leagues star half-backs. I don't think that stat surprises most people, but it speaks to exactly what kind of player Vick has been, and that is a play-maker. Being a play-maker is one of the top priorities of a MVP candidate because it's a key part of what wins football games.
If the Eagles keep winning with Vick performing as he has, and he remains healthy the rest of the season, I don't see how he won't be considered amongst the top 3 candidates, if not the shoe in. Obviously, guys like Brady, Manning, Rivers, and others are up there too, but if I had to pick somebody today I would have to give Vick a strong consideration. Injuries do have a major effect on a players ability to be a "Most-Valuable" player, because clearly you are not very valuable on the sidelines. However, Vick has consistently stepped up and delivered in every performance thus far, and it's especially hard to ignore him after the way he played on Monday night.