3 clearcut reasons Cowboys' Dak Prescott should win MVP over Brock Purdy

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers
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1. Purdy isn't the most valuable player on the 49ers

Answer this: How can Purdy be the MVP of the league when he isn't the most valuable player on his own team? Before you flip that as a knock against Purdy, it's merely a testament to the roster 49ers general manager John Lynch put together.

When you think of San Francisco's most valuable players, at least four players come to mind before Purdy: running back Christian McCaffrey, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, left tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Fred Warner.

As the graphic on the first slide illustrates, McCaffrey is the lifeblood of the offense. Deebo Samuel, meanwhile, might be the best offensive weapon in football. When he's injured, the 49ers offense lacks explosiveness. Two of Purdy's touchdowns vs the Eagles don't happen without Samuel's YAC ability.

As for Williams, San Francisco lost all three games this season that Williams didn't play . Purdy played all three games. The running game struggled mightily in Williams' absence. The offense didn't score more than 20 points in any of the games Williams missed even though Purdy, the current MVP favorite, started all three games. He still had McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle.

Granted, left tackle is one of the most important positions in the sport and Williams is arguably the best LT in the game. That said, an offense with as much firepower as the 49ers' shouldn't crash and burn without Williams.

The MVP of the league wouldn't allow that to happen.

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