Handicapping the MVP race

Raise your hand if you had Brett Favre on your short list of MVP candidates when this season started.  No hands out there?  That’s what I thought.

But, guess what?  As Clark Judge of CBSSports.com postulates, Favre is right in it along with Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in what he calls a “three-headed MVP race”.

Peter King of SI.com has a vote and he has the same three atop his current list of MVP candidates.

Bottom line is that this has been a fantastic year for offensive football, with Philip Rivers and Chris Johnson sneaking into the discussion as well.  The voting takes place before the playoffs, which is really a shame, because to separate this group of players, you almost need to see who takes his team the farthest. 

Either way, the next two months of football are lining up to be a competition for the ages.  My guess is that if either Brees or Manning keep their teams undefeated to the end of the regular season, the MVP title will be theirs.  Should they both manage to do it, flip a coin.  And if both fall short, it just might be old man Favre winning MVP #4.

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~ by acm213 on December 1, 2009.

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