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Thomas or McCaffery your non-QB MVP?

Steve Geller
November 22, 2019 - 5:29 pm

It sure feels like the NFL MVP award should just be renamed MVQB.  The quarterback position has taken it 11 of the last 12 years. But, there are two worthy suitors for this season’s title who are a wide receiver and running back. 

Fans in the Superdome should get their money’s worth Sunday with superior talents Michael Thomas and Christian McCaffey putting on a show in an always spicy NFC South showdown between the Saints & Panthers.

Can’t Guard Mike has been doing things nobody else has. The record-setter became the fastest wide receiver to reach 90 receptions in a season last week. Thomas has 94 catches for 1,141 yards thru 10 games and is on pace to break the single-season record for receptions of 143, set by Marvin Harrison in 2002.

Maybe the most amazing thing about the physical specimen is the fact that if the ball hits his hands, he is going to catch it. Thomas has hauled in 188 receptions since his last drop.

If Can’t Guard Mike happens to go this entire season without dropping a pass AND break’s Harrison’s record; how could he not be the league MVP?

Now, the only thing that could hurt McCaffery’s bid is possibly not playing on a winning team. The 5ft11, 201 pound back can make NFL defenses look like high schoolers. He leads the NFL in rushing yards with 1,059, averaging 5.3 yards a carry. McCaffery also has 73 receptions for 517 yards and 14 trips to the endzone. EA Sports just boosted his ranking in their Madden video game to 99. The 23-year-old became the youngest player to join the “99 Club after starting as a 91 when the game first came out.

The main contenders being talked about for the MVP right now are QBs Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott and Aaron Rodgers. There are 5 games left to determine who ends up being the best of the best.   

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