With the 2016-17 NFL season just days away, many are clamoring and setting up odds on which of the league’s top players will compete for league awards like MVP, OPY, DPY and several more.
Cam Newton ran away with the National Football League’s MVP Award last season — picking up 48 of the possible 50 votes for last season’s NFL MVP Award, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback will have some heavy competition from a few signal callers and some type flight defensive talent as well.
“While Aaron Rodgers is the odds on favorite for MVP, he hasn’t played during exhibition, so time will only tell if he’ll have a bounce back year.”
Rodgers was named the league MVP in both 2011 and 2014, and was great again last season putting up 3,821 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, but an underwhelming 10-6 record last season doomed any chances he had at winning the award.
Cam Newton is likely to be at the top of the list again this season, after leading the Panthers to a league-best 15-1 record last season — which saw the MVP Newton throwing for 3,837 yards with 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while also rushing for 636 yards as well.
Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are both expected to have huge seasons as well — after Big Ben threw for 3,938 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 12 games last season.
Brady has won the NFL MVP Award twice in his career — 2007 and 2010 — but we’ll likely be eliminated before he season starts because he’ll sit out the first four games serving his Deflategate suspension.
Two other non-quarterback names to add to the list are Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson was named the winner of the NFL MVP back in 2012.