In a departure from fact-based opinions, Skip Bayless has taken an illogical stance on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s MVP candidacy, claiming he is “disqualified” based on specific game performances. Bayless argues that Prescott’s shortcomings in games against Arizona, San Francisco, and Philadelphia in the fourth quarter should disqualify him from MVP consideration.
The illogical aspect of Bayless’ position becomes evident when applying his criteria to other MVP-contending quarterbacks. For instance:
Brock Purdy, touted as an MVP candidate, lost consecutive games with low-scoring outputs.
Jalen Hurts, a contender for MVP with the best record in the NFL, experienced a stretch with eight interceptions in six games.
Josh Allen, a perennial MVP candidate, leads the league in interceptions despite his 19 touchdown passes.
Tua Tagovailoa has a winless record against winning teams this season.
Patrick Mahomes, last year’s MVP, managed only nine points in a loss to the Broncos.
Lamar Jackson, a previous MVP winner, led his team to a total of 29 points in losses to the Browns, Colts, and Steelers.
The inconsistency in Bayless’ argument lies in singling out Prescott for bad games, ignoring similar struggles among other MVP contenders. The claim of disqualification based on specific performances does not align with the historical nature of the MVP award, typically given to quarterbacks. Bayless’ opinion lacks a fact-based foundation and appears more designed to incite rather than provide a reasoned analysis of Prescott’s MVP candidacy.