Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is having a career year. He’s slicing and dicing defenses, and if he doesn’t win MVP, Dave might go back to drinking gasoline. (Nobody wants to see that; it’s not as entertaining as it sounds.)
I’m sure if you asked him, Ryan would rather win a Super Bowl than any individual award. But if year end awards are any indication, there’s no lack of love for our QB1.
This is good news and Ryan absolutely deserves to be honored. You may be wondering whether this is a sign of things to come. Put differently, does this mean Ryan is on track to be named NFL MVP?
It’s an excellent question, and here’s why this probably is a solid indicator: since 2004, the player selected as the PFWA MVP has also won the NFL MVP. (Also known as the Associated Press NFL MVP Award.)