There seems to be zero chance that David Johnson is the NFL MVP, no matter how much his play warrants it. He is, at least in this NFL season, the best player on the field every time he steps on it. He has done more than enough to warrant the mantle.
Yet, with the Cardinals guaranteed a losing season, there is no chance that Johnson is getting that MVP he is so deserving of.
However, the NFL does acknowledge the greatness of individuals with their offensive and defensive players of the year awards.
While there is plenty of great competition, it would be a travesty to see Johnson not win the NFL Offensive Player of the year.
He is the first player since LeSean McCoy in 2011 to record 20 total touchdowns in a season and with a bit of force feeding could get 1,000 yards receiving to go along with his already over 1,000 yards rushing.
What makes Johnson the ultimate offensive weapon is that he wins for the Arizona Cardinals in so many ways.
Against the Seahawks in Seattle, late in the game, with 95 yards rushing and three touchdowns, it looked like his 100 total yard streak was over, but Johnson is not only a great running back, he is perhaps the best receiving option on the Arizona Cardinals roster right.
That is not a slight to Larry Fitzgerald, who is a top 10-15 receiver in the NFL right now, but he is a slot receiver, a glorified tight end athletically at this point.
With the game on the line, needing to get into field goal position for Chandler Catanzaro, the Cardinals dialed up a fade route to none other than David Johnson.
It was a masterful play by David Johnson, who planted and came back to the ball like a seasoned wide receiver would, not a second year running back.
Earlier in the game he had a run that may have been one of his best of the year:
It is a weekly occurrence, so maybe Arizona Cardinals fans are starting to take it for granted, but the reality is, this is something special, this season for David Johnson. While the rest of the season has sucked from a results standpoint, let’s at least give the best player in the NFL our undivided attention one more time.