As the season draws to a close, we should take a look at the candidates for this years MVP Peyton Manning No real surprise here as Peyton has been a regular in the MVP discussion for almost his entire career. Peyton has a very talented surrounding cast, and the Broncos have already run away with the division. His 26 Touchdowns and only 16 INT's. Peyton is one of the few QB's this season to stay positive in his QB to INT ratio, and he has done it comfortably. In addition to the impressive ratio, Peyton also has thrown for 3,658 passing yards with an above average 64% completion percentage. Jay Cutler In addition to Jay's love of cats, he also seems to love throwing TD passes with 23 on the year. And in a surprising turn for Cutler he has kept his interceptions very under control as his 14 INT's are much lower than the majority of the league. Despite his impressive 3524 yards passing and 66% completion percentage to boot the Bears have struggled. It will be interesting to see if Cutler has any shot in this race with his team seemingly out of the playoff hunt. Stevan Ridley The Patriots are 12-2, and someone deserves the credit, so why not give it to Stevan Ridley who has been an absolute workhorse for the Patriots. His 10 TD's are impressive, but his 5.1 YPC is easily the most impressive statistic. Ridley leads the league with 1577 yards rushing, and is definitely a leading candidate for MVP. Doug Martin Martin hasn't been as good as Ridley, and the Bucs haven't been as good as the Pats, but 12 TD's is nothing to sneeze at, and Martin has an impressive 4.3 YPC. He is definitely an underdog for MVP, but at 9-5, the Bucs will be playing some meaningful games down the stretch unlike the Patriots and Ridley. While Ridley is staying healthy on the bench, Martin could improve on his 1263 yards rushing and possibly overtake Ridley. Greg Olsen It's one thing to lead the league in receiving TD's, its another thing to do it when your name is Jimmy Graham. But when you're name is Greg Olsen and you do it, well that is a whole different story. 13 TD's on the year is tops among all receivers. This isn't too much of a surprise as the Panthers receiving corps is definitely lacking weapons behind Olsen, but he has been impressive. The 8-6 Panthers have scored a lot this year and Olsen and his 70 receptions and 1129 yards receiving are a big part of that. Could we see a TE win, I doubt it, but he deserves recognition. Deangelo Hall Ok, I know he plays defense, and defensive players never win the MVP, but Hall belongs in this conversation 100%. Yes his 12 INT's are impressive (he ranks 2nd in the NFL), and 3 tackles for loss is ok, and 13 Pass break ups are nice too, but there is something that separates Hall from the rest, and that is his ability to score. Hall has scored 4 def TD's on the year. I know he doesn't have a chance, but this reporter is gonna stand up and shout from the rooftops that the Skins are 10-5 and at the top of the NFC East and Hall should be the MVP of HK season 1.