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Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab select the unlikeliest of football heroes from week 7 in the MVP Picks brought to you by Visa.
CHARLES ROBINSON: As we close the book on Sunday's games, want to highlight that Vista sports MVPs on and off the field from playmakers to small business owners. That's why we're once again awarding the MVP to the unlikeliest football hero from week seven. Frank, who we got?
FRANK SCHWAB: You know I'm going to go with Mac Jones. I thought that for weeks, he's been OK. We've always thought, OK, Max fine, but they're not creating any big plays, they're not getting it-- well, they put some big plays and some points on the Jets in this game.
I mean, to score 54, Mac Jones goes out 307 yards, two touchdowns. He did have those explosive plays downfield. He looked really, really comfortable. I didn't see this performance coming. Even against the Jets, I figured, hey, even if New England wins, it's not going Mac Jones is going to go nuclear, but he puts up 111.7 passer rating.
Easily his best game of the year. Probably the best game for any rookie quarterback this year. So my unlikely MVP, Mac Jones. I just thought he balled out today and really showed why the Patriots got to feel like, hey, we found the right guy. We have a quarterback now. We can build around. Who Drew after Ray, Charles?
CHARLES ROBINSON: It's National Tight End Day, which I don't even know is a thing, but apparently, it's a thing. And so I had to go with CJ Uzoma. I know the Cincinnati Bengals when we talk about them, you're talking about Ja'marr Chase we're talking about Joe Burrow, but this guy caught 3 balls, and went 3 for 3. 91 yards receiving, scored two long touchdowns.
I think that was and both of them, if you were watching the game, to beat the Baltimore Ravens, it was such a momentum game, but both of these touchdowns kind of felt like-- I don't know, turning points, breaking points for that Cincinnati offense just because it was not coming from Mixon.
It wasn't coming from, say a Tyler Boyd or Ja'marr Chase. I just think he's got that ability and somewhat of a connection so far this season with Joe Burrow to really make the Cincinnati Bengals special. So that's definitely my guy.
The tight end who I thought was the best on the field during National Tight End Game. So as you can see, sometimes the most important figures on Sunday aren't the biggest stars, but the supporting cast. It helps make things happen. This was MVP picks, brought to you by Visa.