Here’s an interesting footnote to the 2009 MVP award: Titans running back Chris Johnson, who broke the single-season yards from scrimmage record and rushed for more than 2,000 yards, didn’t get a single vote.
Making that outcome more intriguing is the fact that, last year, one of the 50 Associated Press voters cast a ballot for Johnson. Assuming that writer/broadcaster hasn’t exited the precinct, the voter in question thought less of Johnson in 2009 than in 2008.
And that makes no freaking sense.
All told, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning got 39.5 votes, Saints quarterback Drew Brees received 7.5 votes, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers got two, and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre finagled only one.