The new NFL season is fast approaching, as preseason games have finished. Fans will now have an idea of their starting rosters ahead of the upcoming campaign, and how fit their teams are as they battle it out once more to make it to the playoffs. But who are going to be the key players this year in the National Football Conference (NFC)? Which players could help influence their teams to victory?
Well, we’re going to take a look at who we believe are the MVPs for each franchise in the NFC this season, and we’ll go along splitting the NFC into its four main divisions.
First up, the Dallas Cowboys. There is no doubt about who their MVP is likely to be this season, Dak Prescott. He was set last season to break all previous NFL passing records, but sadly, his season was cut short when he picked up an injury. But this year he is back fit, and if he stays that way, we have no doubt that he will certainly smash the records he set out to break last season.
For the New York Giants MVP, we’ve selected Blake Martinez. Based on the comparisons made by Giants legend and two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck, who compared Martinez to Antonio Pierce, the anchor of the Giant’s 2007 Super Bowl-winning defense. But whilst he may be MVP, the question remains if he too, can lead the Giants to a Super Bowl victory. You can keep up with the latest NFL odds online to see whether people think they have a shot.
When it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, we’re tipping DeVonta Smith to be their MVP. The new recruit who was picked up in the first-round draft pick has a lot of talent and if he can take what he accomplished at college level and replicate it, as well as developing further, he will be an important player for them this season.
And finally, the Washington Football Team. For them, we’re picking out defensive end Chase Young, who impressed hugely following his 2020 draft to surpass all expectations in his rookie year. And with the experience he has gained, he should only be better for the 2021 season.
The Arizona Cardinals are our first team from the NFC, and for their MVP we’ve selected DeAndre Hopkins. He is a wide receiver that many fantasy football fans selected last year, thanks to his impressive stats all season, and we fully expect him to meet or even exceed his averages over the course of the 2021 season.
When it comes to the Los Angeles Rams, look no further than quarterback Matthew Stafford. He is the man that pulls the strings for the Rams, and without him, we don’t see them doing nearly as well. If there is any individual deserving of this title this season, it’s him.#
Nick Bosa is our predicted MVP for the San Francisco 49ers this year. He had an excellent rookie season, before picking up an injury that wouldn’t see him reach the heights he did in his primary campaign. But he’s back fit, and with him, he takes the 49ers defense to a whole new level that could really lead to them having success in the future.
This isn’t even a prediction, it’s almost guaranteed. One of the best players in the NFL, Russell Wilson is our pick for the Seattle Seahawks. And with new players on the team who will be looking to get on the end of some of the rockets Wilson will be unleashing with his arms, the Seahawks could be on for a record points haul this year.
There is no doubt who is our MVP for the Chicago Bears. Being their most consistent offensive player since he arrived in 2018, with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, it is Allen Robinson.
One of the toughest MVPs to pick is for the Detroit Lions. It could be any number of players; Hockenson, Ragnow, Decker. However, despite the close call, we’ll pick Hockenson for this one.
Purely for the fact he was the NFL MVP last season, we have to pick him for the Green Bay Packers this season, it’s Aaron Rodgers.
The final team in the NFC North is the Minnesota Vikings, and for their MVP, we’re predicting Dalvin Cook to be MVP. He’s already hitting stats that are worthy of those who sit in the Hall of Fame, and he’s only 25, and he keeps getting better each year. So for us, it’s a no brainer that he’ll be one of the top talents for the Vikings in 2021.
And our final division of the NFC sees first take on the task of picking the MVP for the Atlanta Falcons. For the 2021 season we’re going with Matt Ryan. He is aging, and his form dipped under the old coaching staff, but with new head coach Arthur Smith on board, we see him returning back to his previous MVP form.
When it comes to the Carolina Panthers, we look no further than Christian McCaffrey. He suffered from injury last season, so his stats weren’t as impressive as expected. But in 2021 he returns having reached full fitness, and if he can recapture his previous form, then he’ll almost be a dead cert for their MVP.
For the New Orleans Saints, we have to select Alvin Kamara as our MVP. He took over the main duties when Thomas was injured last year, and he basically carried the entire Saints offense, racking up a career-high 83 receptions, which lead to a team-high 756 receiving yards.
And the final team in the NFC, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And we’re not going with anyone else than Tom Brady. He may be old, but he still has the skill, and is one of the reasons they made it to and won the Super Bowl last season. And there is no doubt he’ll still have a big part to play this season, and could very well take the Buccaneers to another Super Bowl game to add an eighth ring to his collection.