San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan claims the 49ers have two Most Helpful Participant candidates. Nonetheless, he cannot resolve which one ought to win the coveted award.
On Wednesday, Shanahan defined quarterback Brock Purdy and working again Christian McCaffrey are among the many greatest gamers within the league, and both one deserves to hoist MVP on the finish of the season.
“Are you making an attempt to get me in hassle with these two guys?” Shanahan mentioned. “That is the one cause I would not overly touch upon both of them as a result of I do not need them to cancel one another out.”
Sometimes, MVP goes to a QB. The final non-QB to win it was former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson in 2012. As of Thursday, oddschecker offers Purdy — who’s tied for second within the league in passing TDs (25 in 13 games) — the second-best odds (+200) to win the award.
McCaffrey is making a compelling case, although. In 13 video games, he leads the NFL in yards (1,614), touches (278) and is second in TDs (17).
“If any non-quarterback’s going to get an MVP, I do not get how Christian McCaffrey cannot,” Shanahan mentioned. “If (the MVP) goes to a quarterback, then I haven’t got to speak about Christian — I can discuss our quarterback. If his numbers are all you see, then I believe that solves it.”
Whereas the HC will not reveal his MVP decide, he is aware of he is fortunate since he has two difference-makers who may assist San Francisco win its first title in 29 years and clinch home-field benefit all through the playoffs.
As of Thursday, oddschecker lists the 49ers (10-3) because the Tremendous Bowl favourite (+260). Per ESPN’s NFL playoffs machine, they may safe the No. 1 seed within the NFC in the event that they win their subsequent 4 video games.