The season is only halfway through, but that doesn't stop our stable of analysts from NFL GameDay Morning from projecting some end of season awards.
While some were unanimous -- comeback player and dynamic duo -- the crew was split on their MVP vote. Without further ado, here's how it went down:
MIDSEASON MVP PICKS
Kurt Warner: RB Ezekiel Elliott
Marshall Faulk: QB Tom Brady
Michael Irvin: RB Ezekiel Elliott
Steve Mariucci: QB Matt Ryan
MAKING THE LEAP
The high praise for Elliott underscores the very real possibility that the No. 4 overall pick could be in line for the offensive rookie of the year award and the league MVP -- a feat that has not been accomplished in theory since 1978 when Oilers running back Earl Campbell was named offensive rookie of the year and the most valuable player by the Pro Football Writers Association. Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named MVP that year by the Associated Press.
Brady and Ryan deserve consideration as well. The two dynamic quarterbacks have been on a breakneck pace this season so far. Had Brady not missed the first four games of the season, this may have been a different conversation altogether.
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