Friday Fire: Of Course He’s Comeback Player of the Year, But…Could a Case Be Made That Vince Young Is 2009 NFL MVP?
We’ve all thought of this possibility for a while, but after seeing something similar on Roy Johnson’s facebook page, (link to yahoo piece) I had to at least begin a discussion. What’s VY won a zillion out of zillion and one? He’s a winner because he just wins…to channel my inner Yogi Berra. He brought Tennessee back from the dead and though the Titans are still a long shot to make the playoffs, Vince Young’s return under center propelled this team to what should be labeled as very successful year no matter what happens. Peyton Manning conceivably is the NFL MVP (Donovan should be in the running as well with Brees, Rivers, Johnson and Favre) because the Colts are 14-0. He will win the award if the Colts go undefeated but if they don’t and the Titans win out and somehow sneak into the playoffs, can a case be made that 10 is the MVP?
At that point, the Titans would have lost one game…to the Colts coincidentally…so he should garner at least modest consideration. Think of it this way…remember when Kurt Gibson stole the MLB MVP from Darryl Strawberry? Gibson was injured throughout the year and put his team on his back to get into the playoffs and subsequently win the World Series. Young’s stats comparatively are just as modest as Gibson’s were that year (transcending the sports of course). His season is unique in that he’s won every game he’s started except one. Under that criteria, he’s definitely the MVP of his team…Chris Johnson notwithstanding.
The league MVP…Why can’t that be Vince Young?
Oh yeah, the Titans defeat the Chargers tonight 27-26 as Vince sings…”another victory, they can’t get with me…so pick a BC date, ’cause your history!”