The race for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award has a twist this year:
There's actually an interesting late-season discussion for the first time since 2005.
In a survey of five team executives, Tom Brady was the only player who got more than one vote. Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt were the other players mentioned and it's fair to say that support for all of them was tepid at best.
"I like a lot of players, but nobody jumps off the page," one of the executive said.
Look around the league and a decent case could be made for upward of a dozen players. While there are five games left and one of those players could easily distance himself from the crowd, that doesn't seem likely.