Watt Over Ryan in MVP Race?

Watt Over Ryan in MVP Race?

Jay Adams

Published November 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM


Matt Ryan is hot in 2012, but is JJ Watt hotter? … Wait…

We’ll start this post with once again acknowledging it’s way too early to be discussing the MVP of the entire 2012 season. However, we’ll ignore that fact for a brief moment and point out that NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal has Texans defensive lineman JJ Watt over Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in that race.

Watt has had a monster year so far with 9.5 sacks and 34 tackles. Simply put: He’s a beast.

Ryan, however, has also put up career numbers with 2,018 yards, 17 touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.

Comparing the two positions is difficult. To me, a quarterback is always going to have a bigger impact than any other position. With the season Watt is having, however, it’s tough to argue that he shouldn’t at least be considered near the top of the list. A defensive player hasn’t won the league’s MVP award since 1986, according to Rosenthal.

What say you?

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