NFL Network's Adam Schefter has released his list of MVP candidates with many of the names that you would expect: Drew Brees, Clinton Portis, Kurt Warner and Vince Young.
Wait, Vince Young? But he's got a point. If Young is still the quarterback for the Titans, there is no way the team is undefeated. In fact, did any of you think of the Titans as a playoff team with Young? True, they reached the playoffs last season with Young, but they have found another level under Kerry Collins.
No, seriously. Collins has been a life-saver for that organization. Still, do you believe that The Hater Nation is going to endorse anybody other than the Kurt Warner Machine himself? Warner has saved football in Arizona and if it wasn't for him, you are looking at the leaders of the NFC West clocking in around 3-5 right now, with six wins taking the division.
Funny, thinking back to the 2006 Rose Bowl. But the two quarterbacks in that game would go on to have their most valuable contributions in the NFL being that they are sitting on the bench.
Edit to add: Schefter actually has changed the language of the blog. This passage:
And an argument even could be made that the NFL midseason MVP is Vince Young. If Young doesn’t get hurt, Kerry Collins doesn’t enter the lineup, and the Titans might not be the lone remaining unbeaten team in the league with a stranglehold on the AFC South division.
And an argument even could be made that the NFL mid-season MVP is Kerry Collins, who never even plays if Vince Young doesn’t get hurt.
Evidentially, Vince Young wanted to kill himself after reading the original paragraph, so Schefter rightly changed it.