A defensive player must perform feats that were once considered unimagineable to be considered a league MVP. Only 2 defensive players in NFL history won that award, Alan Page and Lawrence Taylor. They did things that no one imagined possible at the time, and completely revolutionized the game. Peppers is not in the same sentence, paragraph, page, book, or even library with those 2. So no, Peppers name has no business in this discussion. As great as he's playing, we've seen defensive players have more dominant seasons than he is having right now.