NY Jets: Top 3 Mid-Season MVP’s
By Mike Nash
Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs the ball against New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
With the mid-season mark upon us, the NY Jets are 4-2 on the season and these MVP’s have helped them tremendously in having a good start to the season.
Although it is only Week 8 of the NFL season, I decided to take a look at who can be considered the team MVP’s on all three units of offense, defense and special teams. I absolutely love social media and wanted to ask Jets Nation which players were MVP’s at the mid-season.
I asked on Twitter via my account and round up the results. The results were pretty unanimous. Here are my top MVP’s for each unit at the mid-season mark.
Next: 3. Offensive MVP
Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) hands the ball off to running back Chris Ivory (L) during the second half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
3. Chris Ivory
Chris Ivory is the leader on the Jets’ offense. Period. In one game this season without Ivory, the Jets struggled mightily on offense and lost to the Philadelphia Eagles at home in Week 3. So far this season, Ivory is near the top of the rankings in almost all categories for the running backs. So far this season, Ivory has 100 carries for 501 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. The former New Orleans Saint is a very physical runner, who certainly does not shy away from contact.
Next: 2. Defensive MVP
Oct 2, 2015; Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom; New York Jets quarterback Darrelle Revis (24) at press conference after practice at the Hazelwood in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Miami Dolphins. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
2. Darrelle Revis
This was not an easy decision. Through 7 games, the Jets arguably have the best defense in football, with a ton of talent on that side of the team, it was not easy to pick just one MVP, but the defensive MVP up to this point of the season is easily Darrelle Revis. What Revis does on the field is no secret. Every week the man known as “Revis Island” lines up against the opposing teams best wide receiver, and most of the time, that wide receiver is not heard from often in that game. So far this season, Revis has 3 interceptions, 16 tackles and two fumble recoveries. While the Jets’ defensive line is very strong, Revis is the leader of the defense, and without him, the Jets would not be as strong defensively. Even at age 30, Revis is still the best cornerback in football.
Next: 1. Special Teams MVP
Oct 4, 2015; London, United Kingdom; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks an extra point during the first half of NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports
1. Nick Folk
Special Teams have been a disaster for the Jets this season. The team seems to struggle in all phases of special teams, but one player has remained solid. That player is none other than Nick Folk. Ever since joining the Jets, Folk has been reliable every single season. While his leg strength isn’t what it once was, Folk is still one of the better kickers in all of football. So far this season, Folk is 11-14 on field goals, with his long being a 55-yarder. Overall, Folk has been solid, earning him the Jets Special Teams MVP award in my book.
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