Drew Brees an MVP Favorite? (Who Dat Dish)

 

Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) rolls out to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Is Drew Brees an MVP favorite?

There is a case to be made. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is making plenty of noise, but the New Orleans Saints signal-caller has to be right behind for the prestigious prize.

In fact, Brees has a major chance to pull ahead in the race for the award with a victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. It’s an award Brees has yet to win—really the only real award missing before he goes on into the Hall of Fame.

Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com has a strong argument for Brees winning the award:

Brees, meanwhile, has led the Saints to consecutive wins against the Cowboys, 49ers and Falcons. He’s gaining momentum at just the right time. And the primetime stage against the 10-1 Seahawks provides the perfect forum to make his mark.

In fact, Brees just might be the greatest quarterback in NFL history to not win the honor. Roger Staubach, Dan Fouts and Sammy Baugh never were named MVP. And Baugh (1937-1952) was never eligible, having played before the MVP was awarded. But with all due respect, none of those men approached Brees’ prolificacy under center.

The 107.0 passer rating is a key figure.

In the modern era, 14 quarterbacks have recorded passer-efficiency ratings of 107 or higher in a season. Of those, nine have been rewarded with MVP awards.

It would be almost criminal for Brees to have a third monster season and not be rewarded.

It’s an exhaustive argument to be sure, but it is one that makes loads of sense. Of course, the NFL won’t just give it to Brees because he has yet to earn it. Brees has to earn it.

We’ll find out Monday if he can pull ahead in the race.

In the meantime, what do you think?

 

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