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Jerick McKinnon nominated for Vizio Top Value Player Award

He’s one of five nominees that has outperformed his deal

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The folks from Vizio have announced their nominees for this year’s Top Value Player Award, and a member of the Minnesota Vikings is among the five players up for this year’s award.

That player is running back Jerick McKinnon, who is up for the 11th annual award. The award is meant to recognize the player whose on-field performance most exceeds the value of their contract.

McKinnon, the Vikings’ third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is in the final year of his rookie contract, a deal that paid him $820,000 this season. This year, while sharing the backfield with Latavius Murray, McKinnon carried the ball 150 times for 570 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 51 passes for 421 yards and two more scores.

The other nominees for the award are Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Davante Adams, Baltimore Ravens’ running back Alex Collins, Chicago Bears’ running back Jordan Howard, and New Orleans Saints’ running back Alvin Kamara.

If you would like to cast your vote for McKinnon and help him to possibly bring home this piece of hardware, you can go to the Vizio Top Value Player website and do so. Voting is open until 1:59 AM Central time on Monday, 15 January.

Congratulations to Jerick McKinnon on being nominated for this award!