MVP means most valuable player. Lots of people like to talk about how many TDs a guy scores, or how many yards he has when talking about MVP. Those are arguments you can use to select a guy to the pro bowl. Those are arguments that are somewhat secondary to the MVP discussion. For example, one year A-Rod was named MVP while he was on the Texas Rangers. The last place Texas Rangers. In my opinion he was a very good player that year, but should not have been considered for MVP. With him, his team was in last place. Without him, his team would have been in.... you guessed it! Last place. MVP is for the player who adds the most value to the team. Now, I suppose you could be on a last place team and get MVP because without you your team would be even laster. Or not. In short MVP is the player who, if injured, would represent the biggest loss to their team. Gaudy stats are secondary because 52 other players contribute to them.