Cardinals QB Carson Palmer The Most Efficient Player For MVP Case


Carson Palmer, a tall and big-armed Cardinals quarterback, is leading a winning team and has made a case to be this season’s MVP.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer makes himself into the conversation about the league’s top player with his spontaneous speed, rehabbed left knee and 35-year-old body. It’s easy to build a case for Palmer as MVP 2015.

Palmer leads the NFL in 84.8 QBR, 9.18 yards per attempt and 8.67 yards per dropback, per ESPN Stats & Information. Palmer’s 20 passing touchdowns are 2nd most behind Tom Brady. Moreover Brady has the fifth-most passing yards (2,386) and the third-highest passer rating (110.2).

For being NFL MVP 2015, Palmer is the most efficient with the second-fewest 272 dropbacks 308 actual plays among eight quarterbacks with six or more wins.

But when the question comes who’s most valuable player then looking at his team’s success with him versus its success — or lack thereof — without him team’s success was questionable and he is really a critical component to identifying how important a player is.

Obviously the season was the ideal case study for evaluating Palmer’s utmost importance to the Cardinals. In 2014 they were 6-0 with him under center. On the other hand without him they went 5-5 and lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs. But in the second ACL tear of his career Palmer has led Arizona to a 6-2 record and the NFC West lead. Now the matter is Cardinals have to keep up their current rate of winning then they’ll secure their first NFC West crown since 2009 where the have home-field advantage.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer already has set a franchise record for most touchdown passes in eight games.

In franchise history Arizona Cardinals is already on pace for the highest points in a season and if they can do the same in the second half record like their first this season will be the first in franchise history with 12 wins.

Now we have to see how Brady and the Patriots finish the season though it’s difficult to ignore Palmer as MVP in this season.

Coach Bruce Arians thikns QB Palmer should be considered as MVP.

Arians said, “I don’t see why not,” he added, “He’s playing right there with them, if not better.”

Beuerlein said, “I think Carson Palmer for sure is a MVP candidate,” he added. “Tom Brady is a frontrunner right now and Aaron Rodgers is the next guy who comes to mind. Right after those two, it has to be Carson Palmer. He is a quarterback of a team that’s playing as well as any team in the NFL. I don’t think anybody wants to play the Arizona Cardinals.”

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James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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