The top 5 preseason MVP candidates

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Four new teams, three new star quarterbacks, two more countries, and an eager fan base—the European League of Soccer Kickoff can’t come soon enough. The pre-season hype is in full swing as plenty of new talent join the league alongside established stars from last season.

The mix of players makes the MVP race an interesting subplot for fans to follow this season as the season progresses. So, before the players even step onto the field, let’s take a look at five players poised to take home the league’s top individual honor.

5: Salieu Ceesay QB Hamburg monkfish

Last year, the local passer threw for 134 yards and a point. Not exactly MVP numbers. While his stats don’t raise eyebrows, league commissioner Patrick Esume would love nothing more than to have one German Quarterback named MVP for the league’s marquee franchise in Hamburg. Ceesay is a dynamic athlete who can injure defenses with his legs or arm, making him a capable Dark Horse MVP candidate. Now dubbed the Starter, Ceesay will have two D1 receivers and a variety of European Talent around him to maximize his abilities, giving him a solid shot at the league’s top honor.

4: Sean Shelton QB Tyrol robber

At the ripe old age of 30, Shelton might not look like an MVP candidate. Still, it’s hard to argue with his dominant career Austria. Shelton has amassed four championships in the Austrian Football League, who often uses whatever means necessary to help his team win. Whether the veteran is pocketing the ball and running himself or delivering a dime to his revamped receiver core, Shelton always seems to get through in the clutch. Don’t expect that to change this year.

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3: Jakeb Sullivan QB Frankfurt galaxy

Last year, Sullivan was one of the most exciting players in the league. The dynamic dual-threat passer led the galaxy to a near-perfect season and lifted the opening ceremony ELEVEN Title. If it weren’t for the Madre London video game numbers, Frankfurt’s Quarterback would have been the most likely pick for MVP in 2021. Even though Frankfurt To be reloaded for another title run, Sullivan may have to carry a heavier burden than that this season galaxy lost several key offensive arms during the offseason.

2: Judge Hansen QB Wroclaw Panthers

No quarterback in Europe has the CV that Hansen is bringing with him Poland this summer. The former Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year spent time in the NFL and CFL before signing with him Wroclaw. Hansen has been on draft boards across the NFL after rushing for 44 touchdowns and 4,382 yards in his junior year Arkansas Federal State red wolves (NCAA D1). There’s no doubt Hansen has the talent to be the league’s best gunslinger, but we’ll have to see how he adapts to the nuances of the European game. The D1 star is now joining in Wroclaw Offense returning most of its core with the addition of form Louisiana Technology (NCAA D1) recipients Malik Stanley.

1: Jackson Erdman QB Vienna viking

The expectations are high Vienna as the viking have brought in a long list of talented imports. Offensive newcomers belong Whole europe Pass catcher in the tight end Adria Botella and recipient weston carr, Jordan Boaah and Florian Bierbaumer. Armed with guns galore and possibly the best offensive line in the league, the former NCAA DIII Player of the Year has all the tools to build an MVP season. Erdmann’s talent was obvious NFL Radar recently worked for the Chicago bears and Minnesota viking last fall.

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