Drew Brees holds several major NFL passing records. By any measure Youth Aqib Talib Jersey , the Saints quarterback is one of the best players in NFL history.But while Brees has made 11 Pro Bowls, only once has he earned first-team All-Pro. That year, 2006, Brees’ former teammate, Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, gained 2,323 yards from scrimmage and scored 31 total touchdowns. Tomlinson received 44 of 50 MVP votes, with Brees getting four and Peyton Manning two that season.That’s as close as Brees ever has come to winning MVP. Until now.Last weekend solidified Brees as the MVP favorite.He is 9-1 with 25 touchdowns and one interception after the Saints won their ninth consecutive game with a no-doubt victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles.Brees has beaten the Rams, who beat Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Monday night. Yes Womens John Sullivan Jersey , Mahomes threw six touchdowns against the Rams, but he also had five turnovers. In the Chiefs’ other loss, Mahomes threw two interceptions against the Patriots and was outplayed by Tom Brady. Mahomes is expected to have many more chances to win an MVP award.Of the other candidates:Philip Rivers‘ poor decision, which stopped the clock late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, did damage to his campaign.Jared Goff? Todd Gurley? Aaron Donald? That’s the problem with the Rams: Who is their MVP? Brady is Brady, but this isn’t his best season with seven interceptions and a 94.7 passer rating.Ben Roethlisberger might have the best shot to knock off Brees, with his 1-yard, game-winning touchdown run with five seconds remaining Sunday keeping him in the running. (No pun intended.)The award, though Youth Marcus Peters Jersey , is Brees’ to lose.And it won’t be a lifetime achievement award. Brees, who twice has earned NFL Offensive Player of the Year and once was Comeback Player of the Year, is earning it by being the best player in the NFL this season. The Rams held only a walk-through Wednesday, but they estimated receiver Cooper Kupp would have had a limited practice. That’s a good sign as Kupp continues his progress toward a return this week.Kupp missed the past two games with a sprained MCL, with Josh Reynolds making four catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns in his stead.“One of the positives that came out of Cooper having to be out for a little bit, is Josh was really able to expand his role in the offense,” passing game coordinator Shane Waldron said. “Now, with Cooper coming back and with Nick Williams playing his role, you just can incorporate more and more people that we have confidence in. Obviously http://www.ramsfootballauthentics.com/jared-goff-jersey-authentic , getting Cooper back into the mix, that’s a big part of our system and all three of those receivers — now you can say four or five — get the tight ends in the mix and the backs with Todd [Gurley] and Malcolm [Brown]. We’re really able to spread the ball around and continue to play like we’ve been, which has been a balanced attack and really looking to spread the ball around where the defense presents those areas.”Kupp went down against the Broncos in Week Six on a horse-collar tackle by safety Darian Stewart. The Rams considered the worst as he was carted off.“I think the knee one was definitely scary to see it,” quarterback Jared Goff said. “You see those happen all the time and usually they’re not very good. Whenever someone gets carted off like that, usually it doesn’t end up very good. I think he’s recovered really quickly. He’s progressed, and we’ll see what happens this week. I think he’s progressing well, and I’ll be excited to hopefully get him back out there.”Kupp has 30 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns in six games this season.
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