mattb47 wrote:TDs are not really the best (or even primary) indicator of talent. Sorry, but you can't tell me that MJD is more talented than guys like Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson...I'd even be hard pressed to say he's more "talented" than guys like Ray Rice, DeAngelo Williams, Steven Jackson, and Frank Gore. Is he good at scoring TDs? Sure. Does that make him the most talented? Not really.
Also...you say he hasn't reached his peak and yet his efficiency slowly declines each season he's been in the league and moreso with the more touches he gets which isn't indicative of other backs who were very talented. He'll have to show something awfully special to even be considered in the conversation for most talented RB in the league for me. Right now, he's not even part of the discussion in my opinion.
Also, just throwing it out there but Michael Turner is a better TD RB than MJD is. Turner has averaged over 1 TD per start in 2 seasons in the league...so his average stats for a season includes over 16 TDs. Just saying.
Yeah, you can't tell me Chris Johnson would have season he had with Jacksonville's crap offense and line. Short of ADP , only MJd would have gotten those numbers on Jacksonville. Rice and DWill wouldn't sniff what MJD achieved with the 24th rate offense. Rice surely would be a 5th rounder this year if he was on a crap team.