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Jonathan Taylor for NFL MVP?

Jonathan Taylor for NFL MVP?

Jonathan Taylor is on tempo for over 2,200 speeding yards and already has 19 touchdowns over 14 video games this season. How are you going to ignore his case for MVP?

INDIANAPOLIS — It was a story of two primetime performances this weekend within the NFL. On Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts placed on a formidable efficiency, taking down the New England Patriots, who got here in driving a seven-game win streak.

In the meantime, on Sunday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been shutout by the New Orleans Saints, shedding 9-0.

Brady was the overwhelming NFL MVP favourite going into the weekend. Now, some issues have modified.

Whereas oddsmakers over at nonetheless have Brady main the best way, his odds have shifted dramatically, opening up the race.

After his 170-yard speeding efficiency with a game-clinching landing on Saturday evening, Colts operating again Jonathan Taylor is now the third favourite in line with’s odds, behind Brady and Aaron Rodgers. That places him forward of quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford and Josh Allen. 

Final week, Taylor’s odds had been +1800 to win the award that has been given to a quarterback for 14-straight years. Now, his odds sit at +700, a considerable leap from per week.

The final time a operating again gained MVP was LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006, who gained it a yr after Seahawks operating again Shaun Alexander gained it. 

Locked On Colts podcast host Evan Sidery checked out two of the highest speeding performances over the past decade, in Derrick Henry’s 2020 marketing campaign and Adrian Peterson’s 2012 marketing campaign, and confirmed simply how spectacular Taylor has been by means of 14 video games so far.

“Jonathan Taylor, what are you able to say about him at this level? I feel he is the runaway offensive participant of the yr, I feel he legitimately has a case for MVP at this level,” Locked On Colts host Evan Sidery mentioned on Monday’s Locked On NFL podcast. “I feel he is positively within the prime three, simply the best way he continues to be the lifeline for this Colts workforce.”

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However, as we all know, this can be a quarterback’s award now. Derrick Henry rushed for over 2,000 yards final season and did not get a single MVP vote.

However Sidery says Taylor’s off-the-charts stats, plus the best way he is created wins and a playoff push for this Colts workforce means he must be significantly thought of.

“This man’s solely 22 years outdated, he is on tempo for over 2,200 yards and over 23 touchdowns this yr, simply superb numbers to place up as a operating again,” Sidery mentioned on Locked On NFL. “And, the best way he is carried this workforce to the playoffs, they had been 0-3 to start out the season, then 1-4. Now they’re 8-6 and will win out the remainder of the best way. It is actually unimaginable to see what Jonathan Taylor’s achieved. 19 touchdowns within the final 11 video games.’

As we wrote final week, it could take some poor performances for Tom Brady to let another person in to presumably win the MVP and we bought simply that on Sunday evening.

Brady was shutout for the primary time in 255 consecutive profession video games, the primary since 2006. He accomplished simply 54% of his passes, threw an interception, misplaced a fumble and took 4 sacks.

In that article, although, we did not even contemplate any darkish horse candidates apart from quarterbacks, with the latest historical past of the award. However now, with oddsmaker’s giving critical respect to Taylor now, he might doubtlessly make sufficient noise to at the very least garner some MVP votes.

The Colts at the moment are 8-6 after successful 5 of their final six. They’re now simply 1.5 video games behind the Tennessee Titans for the AFC South lead. 

Indianapolis has an opportunity to make one other huge assertion subsequent week as they tackle the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona on Christmas Day.

Taylor has been a star in 4 primetime video games this season with over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns. He will get an opportunity to construct on that in primetime on Saturday.

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