There is a reason why this award is called the “most valuable player”. It’s not for a player who can easily be replaced, or be replaced at all. Football is said to be the ultimate team game. So, to be the most valuable player on that team is to mean that your absence pretty much screws the team no matter what. There are no adjustments that can be made, there is no overcompensating, you’re screwed without this guy and everyone knows it but since he’s in there no one can beat you and that’s why he’s your MVP. Here are the candidates through Week 15.