Thank you to the readers/fans who voted for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ mid-season Most Valuable Player award.
After tallying up votes from numerous places (message boards, Facebook, Twitter), Josh Scobee came across as the clear-cut winner.
Maurice Jones-Drew and Paul Posluszny came in second and third place, respectively.
Jaguars 101’s staff was split on the matter. I (Brendan Sonnone) had Scobee because I feel the Jaguars would be winless without him. He’s been absolutely flawless (14-of-14 field goals) this year and played his best in Jacksonville’s two wins.
Michael Hall (not the guy from Dexter) had Poz because of amazing numbers (66 tackles) and consistent play. Our guest contributor, Charlie Bernstein of JagNation.com, also picked Posluszny for his elite production.
Maurice Jones-Drew obviously had to be in consideration because he’s done so much with very little help around him. He ranks sixth in the NFL with 92 rushing yards per game, which is spectacular considering that he has no passing attack to help keep defenses honest. However, his fumbling problems prevented me from saying he was the team’s best player. Sure, he only lost one of six, but the fact he keeps putting the ball on the ground makes him a liability to a certain extent.
At the end of the day, it’s hard to beat perfect and Scobee has been perfect. Congrats to Scobee for winning the team’s mid-season MVP and thanks to those who voted. We’ll be posting our “Biggest Overachiever” nominees later tonight, so be on the lookout for that.