The Cincinnati Bengals are one of just five undefeated teams remaining in the NFL, and quarterback Andy Dalton is a big reason for the Bengals' success this season. While many doubt Dalton and the Bengals, Dalton is worthy of the Most Valuable Player Award. Here are three reasons why Andy Dalton will win the MVP this season:
Let's face facts; players don't win the MVP award if their teams don't win big. Thankfully for Dalton, the Bengals should have a great record this season. They likely won't go undefeated, but 12 or even 13 wins is a serious possibility. If that happens, Dalton will find himself in the thick of the MVP race because quarterbacks get most of the credit. That's fair in his case, as the Bengals have actually relied on Dalton more than their running game. Dalton has responded with a season that is shaping up to be one of his career-bests.
2. Career-Best Season
Dalton is on track for the best season of his career. He's on pace to easily eclipse his previous high of 33 touchdown passes. He'll likely set career-highs in yards and completion percentage. He's cut down tremendously on his interceptions, throwing only 2 this season. The only starting QB with fewer is Tom Brady. Dalton will put up numbers good enough to win the MVP. Coupled with the Bengals' success that is enough for Dalton to be worthy of the MVP.
1. Top Rated QB
I know you're thinking that there is no way Dalton is the best QB in the NFL. He doesn't have the most yards, touchdowns or fewest interceptions. However, Dalton is the top rated QB this season. He has a QB rating of 116.1, slightly more than Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Dalton also has a QBR of 84.2, more than three points higher than Aaron Rodgers and nearly 10 points higher than Brady. His supporting cast is strong, but if Dalton continues to be the top rated QB, then he'll deserve an MVP award.
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