Is Peyton Manning Really The Frontrunner For NFL MVP?

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Carl Ragsdale in NFL
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It seems like the overwhelming majority of people think that Peyton Manning is easily on pace to receive his fourth league MVP. They cite the fact that Manning is having one of the best statistical seasons ever while "doing more with less" in the receiving corps and taking his team to an undefeated record without any consistency from the running game and defense. However, upon closer examination, Manning's season is really not as impressive as some of the other quarterbacks around the NFL. I will be comparing Manning to Drew Brees quite a bit simply because I feel that Brees should be league MVP. The arguments for MVP seem to fall into a few categories, and I'll discuss them one at a time. á 1. Statistics At first, the stat line seems to favor Manning: Peyton Manning: 298/423 comp/a ...

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