I have been searching for some of the votes cast by the 50 people who decide the MVP race. Most people won't divulge votes, but some are very upfront about their votes. I will update this list as I hear more. Here is the 50 people I believe who are voting this year, it is a list from 2014 but it stays pretty consistent.
Troy Aikman, Fox: @TroyAikman Hub Arkush, Westwood One: @Hub_Arkush Howard Balzer, KSDK-St. Louis: @HBalzer721 Don Banks, Sports Illustrated: @DonBanks (Matt Ryan) Jarrett Bell, USA Today: @JarrettBell (Aaron Rodgers) Chris Berman, ESPN Ron Borges, Boston Herald: @RonBorges Vic Carucci, Buffalo News: @viccarucci John Clayton, ESPN: @ClaytonESPN Steve Cohen, Sirius XM Cris Collinsworth, NBC: @CollinsworthNBC Jim Corbett, USA Today: @ByJimCorbett Bob Costas, NBC Mark Craig, Minneapolis Star Tribune: @markcraignfl Tom Curran, Comcast Sports Net: @tomecurran (Tom Brady) John Czarnecki, Fox Sports Paul Domowitch, Philadelphia Daily News: @pdomo Tony Dungy, NBC: @TonyDungy Herman Edwards, ESPN: @HermEdwardsESPN Boomer Esiason, CBS: @7BOOMERESIASON (Matt Ryan) Rich Gannon, CBS: @RichGannon12 Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1: @MikeGarafolo Fred Gaudelli, NBC: @NBCSNF Bob Glauber, Newsday: @BobGlauber Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News:@RickGosselinDMN Lindsay Jones, USA Today: @bylindsayhjones Clark Judge, Talk of Fame Network:@ClarkJudgeCBS Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune: @IKaufmanTBO (Matt Ryan) Peter King, Sports Illustrated/MMQB:@SI_PeterKing (Matt Ryan) Rich Eisen Show Pat Kirwan, CBS Sports, SiriusXM:@PatKirwanCBS (Tom Brady) Jeff Legwold, ESPN: @Jeff_Legwold James Lofton, Westwood One: @lofton80 John Lynch, Fox (Rodgers or Ryan) Alex Marvez, Fox Sports: @alexmarvez John McClain, Houston Chronicle:@McLain_on_NFL Jim Miller, Sirius XM (Tom Brady) Chris Mortensen, ESPN: @mortreport Gary Myers, New York Daily News:@garymyersNYDN (Derek Carr) Nick Pavlatos, Sirius XM: @nflradionick Tom Pelissero, USA Today: @TomPelissero Dan Pompei, Bleacher Report: @danpompei Pete Prisco, CBS: @PriscoCBS Tim Ryan, Fox: @TimRyan99 Armando Salguero, Miami Herald:@ArmandoSalguero Adam Schein, Sirius XM: @AdamSchein (Derek Carr) Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: @TomSilverstein (Aaron Rodgers) David Steele, Sporting News: @David_C_Steele Mike Tirico, ESPN: @miketirico Jenny Vrentas, Sports Illustrated/MMQB: @JennyVrentas Charean Williams, Fort Worth Star-Telegram:@NFLCharean
Votes Tom Brady - 3 Aaron Rodgers - 2 Matt Ryan - 4 Derek Carr - 2
I am not counting people that are down to two votes. One thing for sure, the MVP this year may only get 12 votes the way things are going...
If they are gonna give it on numbers and team importance, Brady shouldn't even be on that list. Pats went 3-1 without him, starting the backup and then the backup's backup! And if Carr is knocked out of the list because he doesn't have the "numbers" then Ryan deserves the award without a doubt. Lastly, Packers 4-6 start this season had as much to do with Rogers as it did with their defense and the rest of the team. If not for his last 6 games, he was having a very average season.
I can't imagine anyone getting it over Ryan. He would get my vote. Derek had a great year, but Ryan was unbeliveable this year. Derek will get his in the future. I also think Carr should get it long before Brady or Rodgers.
The more I am reading and watching videos, Matt Ryan will be MVP. Peter King said on the Rich Eisen show that he voted in his MMBQ poll as 1. Ryan 2. Carr. He will vote the same way in the real MVP poll. I am making this prediction right now
1. Matt Ryan 2. Tom Brady 3. Derek Carr 4. Aaron Rodgers
commode wrote Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:46 pm:the thought of tom brady winning mvp makes me want to punch a kitten. i'd be fine with anyone else winning it besides him, but obviously i would love for derek to win it.
What a great message sent by the NFL if Brady wins. You are suspended for cheating, then you're the league's most valuable player - in the same season.
Ryan should win it. Followed by Cart as we seen how important he is to our team and improved our wins from last year. Brady missed 4 games and NE did fine without him. I thought Brees had a great year but not making the playoffs doomed him.
GUYDON wrote Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:48 pm:I saw the Sports Illustrated we didn't have have any votes for Coach of the Year defensive player of the year or MVP
Yeah they all picked Jason Garrett which is disappointing if not typical. I suppose he did a very good job but that was a playoff team only two seasons ago so not much of a stretch getting them back into he playoffs given the injuries they had at QB the season before. JDR ended a 14 season run of futility and managed to win only one game less than Garrett with a more difficult schedule. The entire Dallas bias kind of ruins the league for me at times as it seems the media is so fixated on the same old teams like the Packers, Cowboys, Patriots, Steelers, etc it's almost like players/coaches from other teams have to be overly exceptional just to even get in the discussion.
Rogers is getting a lot of MVP votes because of the late winning streak while media talk about Carr's dreadful game in Kansas City forgetting Rogers was not very good in the first half of the schedule as they all forgot those "what's wrong with Aaron Rogers" articles. I would pick him over Brady though at the Patriots would have still won the AFC East even if Brady doesn't play a single game. They need to change the description if they just want to hand it to the player that had the best stats and call it like the CFL does which is Most Outstanding Player. I can't fault anyone for voting Ryan though as he did have an amazing season even if playing in that division inflated his stats.
6 people of the 50 panel participated in Peter King's MMBQ 2016 awards and none of them voted for Carr. However, Khalil Mack won DPOY in that poll. I really don't think a player on one of the worst defenses deserves the DPOY. I would vote for Landon Collins and think he should win, then followed by Mack. Carr and Mack salary negotiations keep on getting better...
danchase45 wrote Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:07 am:6 people of the 50 panel participated in Peter King's MMBQ 2016 awards and none of them voted for Carr. However, Khalil Mack won DPOY in that poll. I really don't think a player on one of the worst defenses deserves the DPOY. I would vote for Landon Collins and think he should win, then followed by Mack. Carr and Mack salary negotiations keep on getting better...