Kartje: Aaron Donald makes a case, but no defense allowed in NFL MVP race

By Ryan Kartje

LOS ANGELES – Since 1957, when the Associated Press first began awarding a Most Valuable Player, the interpretation of what’s “most valuable” in the NFL has skewed unwaveringly toward players who consistently touch the ball.

It’s an understandable shortcoming in an age when quarterbacks shatter records on the regular. But even before two high-powered offenses could combine for more than 100 points and 1,000 yards in a single Monday night, we struggled to quantify the value of defenders in relation to their flashier offensive counterparts.

Truth is we’ve never really known where defensive players fit in the MVP conversation. Over six decades, 42 quarterbacks, [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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