(Update: I did not notice before writing this that Johnson got zero votes. So imagine the pro-Johnson parts of this in 72-point font. That's a ridiculous oversight.)
He has a point: His 2,509 yards from scrimmage are the most in a season in NFL history, and he put together 11 straight games of over 100 yards rushing to finish the season. Manning was the best player on the best team; Johnson, who averaged 18.5 touches per game during Tennessee's 0-6 start and 29.7 touches per game during their 8-2 stretch run, almost took a team that was terrible early this season to the playoffs.
He's not named Manning, or in the playoffs. And both of those facts probably hurt his chances. But the idea that Johnson can set an NFL record for yards from scrimmage and not even be considered a huge MVP snub says a lot about what the Associated Press' panel of sportswriters values.
Besides, what is Peyton going to do with a fourth MVP? You can't trade those in for Super Bowls, and whatever performance bonus it triggered is probably a relative pittance. Share, Pey-Pey. Share.
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