Adrian Peterson – 2012
Quarterbacks won the MVP award in every year of the 2010s with a single exception. We’re talking about Peterson’s unreal 2012 season with the Vikings in a year that fans will never forget. The craziest aspect of this was that he returned from a torn ACL and an MCL injury. But nobody would have known because he was phenomenal.
Nobody could stop him as he rushed for over 2000 yards with 12 rushing touchdowns. Everybody knew that he was Minnesota’s biggest threat but it didn’t matter. His poise and athleticism combined in a lethal package for one of the greatest MVP seasons ever. It’s a shame that he never won a Super Bowl because his career deserved a ring (via NFL.com).