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7 Texans vs. Bengals first half November 2014 J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt gained MVP notice from Jon Gruden — until the Aaron Rodgers mafia stepped in. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Jon Gruden ESPN
ESPN personality Jon Gruden jumped all in on the J.J. Watt for MVP bandwagon. Briefly. Courtesy of Sports TV
Aaron Rodgers Michelle Tafoya
Aaron Rodgers' media love could swing the NFL MVP race. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com