Andrew Luck Is No MVP [NoeBrainer]
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the MVP discussion this season. He shouldn’t be. There are other players that are more valuable than A Luck.
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I’ve gotten on my soapbox numerous times on “The Noe Show” about this NFL MVP debate. Every time fans say that Andrew Luck is the most valuable player in the NFL, my head spins around like Linda Blair. (I’ve been meaning to get a webcam installed in the studio so I can actually document these instances).
Heading into Week 14 of the NFL season, Andrew Luck has thrown 17 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. That’s not great. His passer rating is 76.1. That sucks. Luck has passed for 3,596 yards (4th in the NFL) and has also led some come-from-behind wins against the Packers, Titans, and Lions. That’s definitely good. Now, let’s talk about great production.
Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots to a 9-3 record while passing for 3,537 yards with 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. His passer rating is 102.6. Peyton Manning has led the Denver Broncos to a 9-3 record while passing for 3,502 yards with 29 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. His passer rating is 104.6.
The production of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady is far superior than Andrew Luck. It’s ridiculous that the rookie QB has gotten this much support for the MVP award. One of the main reasons he’s gotten so much attention is because he is the new kid on the block. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been producing at an elite level for over a decade. People are used to their greatness and don’t appreciate it as much as they should.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.