This year’s NFL MVP race was one for the ages, that’s for sure.
We had at least four legit candidates throughout the course of the season, but Patrick Mahomes wound up running away with the award.
Mahomes shut his critics down by leading the team to a nearly perfect record, even after losing Tyreek Hill.
So, even though some could argue that other teams were better, Pat was the deserving winner of the distinction.
Still, not everyone may feel that way.
As a matter of fact, it seems like there’s someone who either didn’t take voting seriously or had a very different opinion.
Apparently, Chicago Bears Justin Fields also got one first-place vote for MVP, which makes little-to-no sense.
AP NFL MVP voting breakdown:
10 points for 1; 5 points for 2; 3 for 3; 2 for 4; 1 for 5.
1. Patrick Mahomes – 48
2. Jalen Hurts – 1
3. Josh Allen – 1 pic.twitter.com/agBtDW2XGr
— Rob Maaddi (@RobMaaddi) February 10, 2023
Fields did look like the best second-year quarterback at some point in the season, especially when Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars were struggling.
But the Bear only won three games, and his numbers weren’t that impressive, either.
Fields completed 60.4% of his throws — in the few times he was actually allowed to throw the football — and logged 2,242 yards with 17 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
He was much better with his feet, though, rushing 160 times for 1,143 yards, eight scores, and a league-best 7.1 yards per attempt, even recording a 178-rushing-yard performance.
But those numbers are far from MVP-worthy, especially if you take a look at what Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, and the aforementioned Mahomes did.
The Bears can still build around Fields, and he might as well become the MVP somewhere down the line.
But, with all due respect, he’s a ways away from that just now.NEXT: NFL Writer Projects Who Bears Will Draft At No. 1