The 2013 NFL season is right around the corner and that means it’s time for predictions sure to go wrong. Everyone is already making their Super Bowl picks, talking about dark horse title contenders and even discussing who will win the MVP award this year.
When it comes to the individual award, quarterbacks typically rule and there are several top-notch signal-callers who are primed to take home the hardware in 2013. Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are always safe bets for this award as each will undoubtedly approach or surpass 5,000 passing yards this year and lead their teams deep into the playoffs. But there are some other players you might not think of that will make their claims as the league’s most valuable player.
Andrew Luck is ready to put the Indianapolis Colts on his back and carry them deep into the playoffs and if he improves upon his incredible rookie season, he could easily be in the discussion for MVP at the end of the year.
Speaking of Indy, the Colts are a dark horse contender to win it all this year. They went 11-5 last year with Luck and his band of rookies running the show and now with a more experienced team and a healthy head coach, the folks at Lucas Oil Stadium could be thinking Super Bowl.
Of course, the defending NFC champions San Francisco 49ers are a popular pick to return to the Big Game, but there’s no real safe bet on who they’ll play. The Denver Broncos are looking to rebound from their shocking playoff loss last year and get Manning back to the Super Bowl, so don’t be surprised if it’s the old sheriff and the young runner facing off for the crown this year.