Who is the Eagles MVP? The Philadelphia Eagles are running a fan poll to see who the fans think the most valuable player is. The poll is still active on the main page of their website. Currently, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is leading the pack with 53% of the vote. The next closest is Eagles quarterback Nick Foles with 23%.
Philadelphia Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro wrote an interesting article about this. He discusses McCoy’s value to the team and the potential contribution he can make in the next few years. He makes a good point in who he thinks is the Most Valuable Player for the Byrds. He believes Foles is the MVP. And for good reason. 20 years ago the running back was possibly the most important position in the NFL. But today this is a passing league. Without a great quarterback a team is limited in offensive weapons.
Want two quick examples? The obvious is the New England Patriots. They overachieved in the 2013 season. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s performance with limited wide receivers was nothing short of stunning. He lost his go-to tight end Rob Gronkowski early in the season many people wrote them off. But Brady stepped up and lead them to the playoffs.
In 2011 the Indianapolis Colts lost quarterback Peyton Manning and their record was 2 wins and 14 losses. The following year with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and almost the same personnel he led them to a record of 12 wins and 4 losses. You cannot deny the importance of Luck to the Colts.