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Is Aaron Donald the NFL MVP?

The NFL MVP race is heating up as the season winds down. While Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees are getting intense consideration, many feel there is a legitimate candidate on the defensive end that isn't getting a lot of love—Aaron Donald. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle is destroying offenses as an interior lineman and may be the best player in the league. Still, the Rams are 19th in the league in scoring defense and he doesn't deserve the award if that's the case. What do you think? 🏈

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12 games into the season, Aaron Donald had 16.5 sacks to lead the NFL—as an interior lineman. That kind of dominance and production is rarely seen from defensive tackles.

It's not like this came out of nowhere. Donald has been getting doubled and tripled team all season and is still getting those numbers. His speed and power in the middle of the line open up so many opportunities for his other teammates to succeed. Not only is Donald the best defensive player in the league, but he has also done enough to prove he is the MVP of the league.

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Donald has been an unstoppable force of the Rams' defensive line, but that's still not enough for MVP honors. If Donald was truly the MVP, why is the rest of the defense so bad? MVPs are supposed to lift their team up, and while he has been getting numbers, but the Rams' defense is ranked 19th in points against three-quarters into the season. No one's expecting Donald to make the Rams the best team on the defensive side of the ball, but those stats are way too low to be considered an MVP award.

Plus, Donald may not even be the MVP on his team. Running back Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff have made up for the defense's shortcomings by running up the score on opponents. Donald is a Defensive Player of the Year shoo-in, but he's no MVP.

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Is Aaron Donald the NFL MVP?
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