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08:10 AM ET 10.09 | Matt Ryan has been feasting on defenses in 2012, but can it continue? The 27-year-old is on pace to eclipse personal bests in nearly every offensive category and has demonstrated poise in the pocket like never before. Most importantly, though, he's helped lead his squad to a franchise-best 5-0 start and is beginning to put together a strong early case for Most Valuable Player -- and remember the award is generally given to the guy deemed most valuable to his team. ... [Ryan] is second in the league in passer rating -- a career-high 106.1 -- through the first five weeks of the season. His previous personal best was last season's 92.2. Over his career, Ryan's main issues have revolved around inconsistency, but this year he's been effective every week.

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October 9, 2012  08:15 AM ET

The only Ryan I'm interested in is running for VP.

October 9, 2012  08:16 AM ET

This dude has to do it in the playoffs. Period!

October 9, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Oh stop it.

October 9, 2012  08:27 AM ET

He is the qb Atlanta never had in Vick, though.

October 9, 2012  08:31 AM ET

My quick tally is that the combined record of the teams they've beaten is 9 and 15. The Chargers, at 3-2, are the only team over .500 they've beaten.

A candy **** schedule does not an MVP make.

October 9, 2012  08:38 AM ET

He's really not MVP/Elite QB material yet. Let him win a few playoff games first.

October 9, 2012  09:06 AM ET

The Redskins might have beaten him on Sunday if RG-III had stayed healthy.

October 9, 2012  09:08 AM ET

MVP doesn't mean much right about now. Ryan might want to have a **** chat with Aaron Rodgers about winning MVP and then getting shellacked in the first playoff game.

October 9, 2012  09:13 AM ET

I would vote for Matt Schaub before Ryan, but it's still early...

October 9, 2012  09:19 AM ET

There's a lot of season left. Last year at this point, people were talking about how good the Bills were.

October 9, 2012  09:20 AM ET

It's too early for this conversation.

October 9, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Redskins might have beaten him on Sunday if RG-III had stayed healthy.

RG has to learn to get out of bounds... Shanny pulled back from all those designed QB run plays. That one was all on Griffin. He can't win us games if he doesn't know what day it is.

October 9, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

RG has to learn to get out of bounds... Shanny pulled back from all those designed QB run plays. That one was all on Griffin. He can't win us games if he doesn't know what day it is.

Hopefully... lesson learned.

October 9, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hopefully... lesson learned.

No doubt... They said he knew what the score and quarter was immediately after the hit, but once they took him to the back, he didn't have a clue.

On another note Alfred Morris is something special.

October 9, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This dude has to do it in the playoffs. Period!

Yes, it's hilarious that Romo has a reputation as a choker, and yet people give first round pick Matt Ryan a pass even though Ryan has been terrible for the most part - in his 3 playoff losses (to go with ZERO playoff wins).

October 9, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Considering all things, the MVP so far is either Roethlisberger or JJ Watt. Roethlisberger has been lights out playing behind a horrid O-Line.

October 9, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

My quick tally is that the combined record of the teams they've beaten is 9 and 15. The Chargers, at 3-2, are the only team over .500 they've beaten.A candy **** schedule does not an MVP make.

It worked for Aaron Rodgers. The MVP will always be a popularity contest perpetuated by TV talking heads. Much like the Heisman, another useless award, only 2 defensive players have ever won the MVP. Consider Tom Brady: before Moss 24TD's, with Moss 50 TD's then 28TD's w/o Moss. Who got the credit? Not Moss, Brady.

October 9, 2012  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It worked for Aaron Rodgers. The MVP will always be a popularity contest perpetuated by TV talking heads. Much like the Heisman, another useless award, only 2 defensive players have ever won the MVP. Consider Tom Brady: before Moss 24TD's, with Moss 50 TD's then 28TD's w/o Moss. Who got the credit? Not Moss, Brady.

This argument makes no sense. Without Moss, 3 SB Rings, With Moss 0 SB Rings. Exactly how much credit does Moss want for that?

October 9, 2012  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This argument makes no sense. Without Moss, 3 SB Rings, With Moss 0 SB Rings. Exactly how much credit does Moss want for that?

With a defense and kicker, 3 SB rings, since BB gutted defense and AV left, 0 SB rings. It's still a team game and if Brady was that "valuable", why no rings since 2005? He sure looks like a better player these days. Just give the award to the highest paid.

 
October 9, 2012  11:16 AM ET

Way too early to say he's an MVP candidate!

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