Listen: Khalil Mack, MVP And Aaron Donald discussed on ESPN Radio
"Seven seven six. So we're gonna have a chance to find out a lot about the MVP race in the National Football League still wide open. Let's be a quarterback is going to get it when it's all said and done, but the two guys mind Metcalf in my opinion should get more love for the MVP race. And they play in the same team. One guy is Aaron Donald the best defensive player in National Football League. The guy on the other side is not the quarterback Jared Goff but his running back Todd Gurley. I know a lot of people know that offense believe the Rams offense. Boy, that's crack cocaine for me. I love every sentiment. Gimme more sprinkled on my face, and I'm good to go. But as great as Jared Goff. Not offense has been Todd Gurley. Makes that whole thing go leading and ask football league in rushing. There is not. Anything he can't do for my money's one of the top five players in the National Football League. But because they don't play the quarterback position. They're not gonna get any love. But those two guys the best of their positions should get more love the MVP race. But that's my perfect world. Because I know that's not gonna happen in the National Football League. I'm with you. I mean, Aaron Donald has just been destructive. He's been so impactful for that team Rams given a lot of points in the last three or four weeks, but Donald has been the difference maker. But other you go back. I don't think Michael Strahan got up vote when he set the record for twenty two and a half sacks wino- one, you know. So I it's so hard for guys in that position. And to your point with Todd Gurley definitely having an MVP season. I mean, he could top what he did last year. I thought last year was obscene MVP level season. The problem for girly, Donald but really for girly because this is who is facing to me. It's not just the team. He's on. It's not just that golf has been good in that they got all these weapons is that it's been such a. A great year for quarterbacks. They're just too many quarterbacks to pick from drew Brees to me should win it, right? If the season ended today, Patrick Mahomes could win it. I mean based on what he's been able to do thus far. I'll tell you someone that is gonna sneak into that mix and could win it. Philip rivers rose recall there. What all those guys? So we call those guys are having phenomenal seasons. And we haven't even gotten to some of the other quarterbacks around football who played pretty well. But to me you have so many great quarterbacks. It's going to be impossible for nine quarterback to even get into the conversation. Even as good as girly and Donald had been playing Tedy Bruschi ESPN NFL analysts on NFL live early on Friday. They put the question to him. Who would you take a who's more important when it comes to Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack on defense? His answer was Aaron Donald is doing a special this year. I mean, he's in the MVP the league conversation that of course, makes chose him above Khalil Mack. Who of course is having a great year. Also both ball savvy players not only sacking the quarterback taking the ball away. Both are special players, but still Aaron Donald this year. Just something about real quick Malcolm in Kansas, eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six wants to weigh in on this with my Metcalf and Freddie Coleman on, Freddie. Fitzsimmons on ESPN radio. Malcolm. What you got my man. Hey, what's going on? Man. Let's see how we can say dogs MVP candidate without saying MAC. I mean, come on. He's totally turned the best record around. Not. I mean, that's the only change really made this off season and Khalil Mack. Look what he's done after forty the practice. He has hall of fame performance. What about what about? Mitchell Trubisky on the other side your quarterback. He's had his impact they were really one. I've been watching the bears for a couple couple years out. He's a great quarterback. It'd be a great quarterback. I should say I'll be quite there yet you little rust. Season. But when he gets a couple more years he's going to be a Super Bowl quarterback. But right now, he's got a Super Bowl defense. And we'll see what he does with it. I've been saying that one play away making the playoffs. One play away from being a championship team warm player. What Khalil Mack is? He's totally turned around a program that was just right on the verge of being there, by the way, Malcolm Kansas. I don't disagree with you one bit. I just wanted to make sure that you understood that that quarterback in the other side has had an impact like Bill Mack. But to your point it is legalized robbery how they got that guy from the Oakland Raiders because Khalil Mack put it out there. He said I don't wanna play for Jon Gruden and Jon Gruden tried to put it out there thinking, no player is that important what I'm trying to do here in Oakland, then after he trades Khalil Mack. Then he's up in arms about where's the pass rush? I'm like, dude, you traded it to Chicago. We you about where's the password? Set your rush, you sit east that it's a cargo bears, and Tim outcomes point Khalil Mack has been fantastic all year long since being an ally. Because when you can get a guy that can come up that corner a hundred and fifty miles an hour. Like, he can it makes a big difference. It you can have six of one half dozen the other between him and Aaron Donald how impact with the on their football teams. But. His point is valid until the Khalil Mack. He should be. He should be getting a lot more love. And he's not getting any love when it comes to MVP and the National Football League. I mean Khalil Mack. When we get to the postseason when the bears get to the postseason. He to me is going to be the most dangerous most impactful player in the entire playoffs. He's going to be the guy who could shift everything just with a couple of plays the problem with Khalil Mack and getting into the MVP conversation is that there are a bunch of really good dudes around Khalil Mack. And we know that because there have been stretches what we've seen Khalil Mack. And he hasn't been one hundred percent. He's missed games. But guys like Kyle fuller. I mean roquan Smith. I mean, you got some axon with that Chicago defense. So Khalil Mack is the alpha of that group. But make no mistake. The bears are a complete defensive unit and your boy Trubisky is out playing anybody what anybody ever thought he would do at this point in his career, by the way, and also down always seems to have company and he throws that company aside. He doesn't get a lot. Out of one on one match ups. They triple team double team him. And he still gets to the quarterback from the middle of the defense for my money pound for pound. He may be the best player in the NFL.."