Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Eagles own the MVP Watch
By Dan Graziano
Mike Sando's MVP Watch appears each and every Wednesday on ESPN.com. Sando pretty much handed the MVP to Tom Brady weeks ago, but now he's hedging his bets. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leapfrogged Philip Rivers in the latest edition of MVP Watch and is now ranked No. 2:
"Vick’s eight rushing TDs separate him from every other player on the list," writes Sando. "Of the group, only Milt Plum, who finished the 1960 season with 21 TDs and five INTs over 12 games, scored more than one rushing TD. He had two.
"Vick closes the regular season with home games against Minnesota and Dallas. He has 16 TD passes with four INTs on the road this season, but only four scoring passes with one pick at home. Those numbers should even out now that the Eagles are returning home after playing four of their previous six on the road.
"Two more games like the one Vick put together Sunday would leave him with 26 TD passes, seven INTs, 10 rushing scores, a 10-3 starting record and a legitimate shot at winning MVP honors."
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson showed up at No. 8 on the list after being unranked last week. Sando marveled at Jackson averaging 22.8 yards per catch, which is a full three yards more than runner-up Mike Wallace. If you guys had to vote for MVP right now, would you go with Brady or Vick?