Julian Edelman took home Super Bowl LIII MVP after his astounding performance to lead his Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl victory in 18 years. He hauled in ten passes for 141 yards which were good enough to be the first receiver to be named MVP since Santonio Holmes won the award after his Super Bowl XLIII performance.
Let’s talk about the wonderful tale that is happening in Kansas City in the form of the Chiefs. You can’t say Kansas City without saying Patrick Mahomes, kind of like back in 2015 when you couldn’t say Kansas City without saying Salvador Perez.
The 2018 MVP Race is More Competitive Than Many Expect
The NFL is a crazy and wild place. A team could win the super bowl one year then be sub .500 the next year. While football may be a team sport certain individuals help their teams way more than any other player. That one player is usually referred to as the most valuable player or MVP. But some players impact the game so greatly that it goes beyond just their teams MVP but instead the leagues most valuable player.
When looking at the MVP race this NFL season, you tend to hear the same names mentioned as the top candidates. Names such as Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, and Philip Rivers. These are some of the names that come to mind. However, there is a player that has been playing outstanding football, but is not receiving nearly the amount of recognition the players I listed are. The player I am speaking so highly of is Ben Roethlisberger.
The NFL MVP award is basically a quarterback’s award. Only eight running backs have won the MVP award since 1990. All the other winners were quarterbacks. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has a unique opportunity to join that list but it will be an uphill climb.