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Is Andrew Luck One of the Favorites for MVP?


Andrew Aziz

Andrew Luck has been the heart and soul of the Colts for the past two seasons. Is he a legitimate MVP candidate and if so, is he one of the favorites?

Andrew Luck has had a very successful first two years of his career and has emerged as perhaps the best young quarterback in the game. His 11 game-winning drives is the most in NFL history for quarterbacks in their first two seasons. Luck also has a total of 55 touchdowns with almost 9,000 yards (passing and running). Luck has also turned around a team that had two wins in 2011 to a team that made the playoffs two years in a row with one playoff win. Luck has done a lot and has an important role with the Colts.

Is Luck a candidate for MVP? Luck has garnered a minimal amount of MVP talk over the past two seasons. In his rookie season, it seemed like Reggie Wayne was more of a candidate than Luck, but Luck still got some attention. Last year, after Wayne went down, his importance only increased and there was some talk about him being in the conversation. He was never a threat to take the award, but people have mentioned his name. When considering all the possible candidates, you see a lot of quarterbacks and rightfully so. The quarterback is the leader of the offense and the team. Everyone rallies around the quarterback, so it’s easy to understand why six of the last seven MVP winners have been quarterbacks. Considering the fact that he’s the quarterback and star of the Colt - one of the better teams in the league - and continues to improve and has been mentioned before in the MVP discussion, he is a legitimate candidate for the 2014 season.

Is he a favorite? This is where it gets tricky. According to Bodog, Luck is a 12-1 favorite for winning the MVP award, making him the 5th favorite. The guys above him are the Elite 4 quarterbacks of the NFL: Manning, Rodgers, Brees and Brady. Bodog believes that Luck is an MVP favorite, but is he really? As mentioned earlier, the winner is always a member of a playoff team and has a main role on the team. The Colts are amongst the best team in the AFC and to many, a lock to make the playoffs, especially considering their weaker division. If Luck can improve his stat line and challenge for one of the top spots in the AFC, Luck is surely a favorite. The Colts as a team have the ability to get there and Luck will only improve as a quarterback. For this reason, I believe Luck should be amongst the early favorites to win the MVP award.

All in all, it’s safe to say that the stuff that Luck has done over the past two years is incredible and it’s obvious the kid is only getting better. The team as a whole is getting better and should challenge for the top spot in the AFC and are almost locks to make the playoffs. Quarterbacks get all the attention when it comes to MVP discussions and Luck should be in that conversation as one of the favorites this coming season.


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I think it's perfectly reasonable for Luck to be in the MVP race in 2014.  He'll be the best player on one of the league's best teams and will show how valuable he actually is throughout the year.

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Indy's not ready to go deep enough into the playoffs yet, for Luck to be considered in 2014.

This is why I think he should be considered. I don't think the team will he very good, yet he will carry them to at least 10 wins.

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Possible? Yes. Probable? Not so much. If the Colts are in AFC contention like many assume they will be, Luck will certainly be a viable candidate for the MVP award.

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I don't think any player on a 10 win team that doesn't go to the Super Bowl is going to be considered.

Maybe Schaub will get it if the Raiders get to 8-8?

that may be hard to do from the bench behind Derek carr

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Indy's not ready to go deep enough into the playoffs yet, for Luck to be considered in 2014.

What's going deep in the playoffs got to do with MVP? Luck has his best supporting cast, a week division and schedule and should be better in his first year. He's also a media favourite and has never won the award so that's in his favour too. I doubt he'll have the stats to win MVP, but he's an outside contender.

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Big year for Luck though his chances of winning the MVP are long.As like I mentioned in another article here whether Luck will be in the top 3,it would be dependent more so on how much a couple or three of the others drop in play,production and distance in playoffs if obtained.

 

I don't see the Colts playing to a level to help aide Luck in the voting,regardless of how well he actual does play.As long as the others play close to their respected levels of past...not a chance....especially with Rodgers also as a comeback entrant and likely getting one of the two awards.

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People think i dislike kaepernick with my article on him the other day, but i actually do like him, its just with guys like Luck and Foles who are young and explosive with better mental game, its hard for me to rank kaepernick higher than them. You gotta love Andrew Luck, definite MVP candidate, something kaepernick is not and will not be despite having all th tools. Luck on the other hand will be a candidate because he has that poise, confidence, and doesnt get rattled. When it starts to go bad for kaep, it goes really bad. 

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What's going deep in the playoffs got to do with MVP? Luck has his best supporting cast, a week division and schedule and should be better in his first year. He's also a media favourite and has never won the award so that's in his favour too. I doubt he'll have the stats to win MVP, but he's an outside contender.

 

Indy is already the favorite to win the division and get double digit wins.  So it's being suggested Luck would be the MVP if he did no more than what is being projected for him to do?

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Indy is already the favorite to win the division and get double digit wins. So it's being suggested Luck would be the MVP if he did no more than what is being projected for him to do?

So is Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, in terms of expectations for their teams they are always expected to win their division and win 11-13 games. Projecting them to achieve a great season and then then having it isn't a negative.

My other point was that postseason has no bearing on the MVP race as it's voted on after the regular season.

If Luck, Manning and Brady all win their division at 12-4, with the other two having slightly better stats than Luck but he improves his stats and on field play as well as having a few of his signature comeback wins, they might lean towards giving him the MVP for changes sake.

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