Seattle QB Russell Wilson said he thinks Carolina QB Cam Newton deserves to be the NFL MVP this season.
There likely won’t be much suspense the night before the Super Bowl when the NFL announces the MVP Award winner. Almost everyone expects the winner to be Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
The second-half offensive onslaught of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, though, had some Seahawks fans wondering if he might be able to sneak into the picture.
Wilson isn’t losing sleep over the debate, however.
He previously brushed off MVP questions by saying all he cares about is winning.
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On Thursday, when he held his weekly news conference with local reporters, Wilson repeated what he had said to Carolina media the day before — that he’d vote for Newton.
“I think when it comes to MVP, I think that he probably deserves it,” Wilson said. “(The Panthers being) 15-1, that’s hard to do. I think he’s had a great year. There’s been a lot of great players obviously this year, but he (a reporter) asked me the question. So I think that he probably deserves it.”
Wilson also gave this assessment when asked if he agreed that the game could be considered as a Super Bowl considering the matchup.
“I don’t think it’s the Super Bowl,” he said. “Fortunately enough, we’ve been there twice, but it is a great matchup. It’s a championship-type game, like we say every week, the goal is to go 1-0. Championship matchup, and like I said, this team, the Carolina Panthers, is coached extremely well. They play great football. You’re talking about a team that can do it all, they can do it all, and we can, too. So we just have to be ready to go and see what happens on Sunday.”