In 16 days, the 50 Associated Press voters will cast their ballots for a litany of postseason awards. As AP voter Tom Curran told PFT Live earlier this week, the rules essentially are there are no rules.
And so when deciding on the Most Valuable Player in the NFL, the voters will be left to their own devices as they pick a potential winner from a crowded field of candidates.
Good luck with that.
Colts tight end Coby Fleener has a suggestion. He thinks his college and NFL teammate, Andrew Luck, should win the award.
“You can look at the year that they had last year at the Colts, rough year to say the least,” Fleener told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on Thursday. “To be a playoff contender and have the opportunity to win the division I think is enough said not to mention the game winning drives and all the accolades and stuff like that.”
Some (especially Kuselias) agree with Fleener. Others have a hard time getting past No. 12’s current 18-18 touchdown-interception totals.
Regardless of which guy a given voter picks, it won’t be an easy choice, barring the clear emergence of a consensus candidate in the final three weeks of the season.