There's no way to argue against Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan at the quarterback position. But Matt Schaub threw for 3,733 yards (No. 13 in the NFL) and 22 touchdowns (No. 13) with 10 interceptions. Luck's 18 interceptions likely kept him out despite the fact he set the rookie passing record with 4,183 yards and is the primary reason the Indianapolis Colts are in the playoffs after a 2-14 season.
Wilson was no first-year slouch, either. He led the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs after passing for 25 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
"It's about consistency," Warner said. "This guy came on the scene from Week 1. He's asked to do more for his team than Russell Wilson is. ... He really is the reason that this team has won."
Martin is a huge reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won six games. He has rushed for 1,312 yards (No. 6) and 10 touchdowns (tied for No. 5), but Frank Gore (1,146 yards, seven touchdowns) got the nod. The same happened to Morris, who has rushed for 1,413 yards (No. 4) and 10 touchdowns. Morris probably was hurt by the fact that Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's system lends itself to running back success -- often regardless of the player.