Larry Fitzgerald: Exhibit A in the case against picking the MVP before the playoffs.
The case for Fitzgerald based on the regular season is strong enough: 96 catches for 1431 yards and 12 TDs. He didn't even sniff the MVP award, despite being at or near the top of the NFL in all of those categories. Now let's add his postseason stats to his stellar regular season: 14 catches for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns. His team now is one win away from the first Super Bowl in that franchise's sordid history...
How is that not a MUCH stronger MVP resume than Peyton Manning's?
To steal a concept from Gregg Easterbrook, they should call Peyton the "80% MVP" based on the fact that his MVP award is based on 16 games rather than the 19 or 20 a team needs to play to win the Lombardi Trophy.
After the Super Bowl, DKSB will announce its "100% MVP" and "100% All-DKSB Team." Stay tuned, y'all.