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NFL 'NVP' meaning explained after Mitchell Trubisky incident

Joshua Rogers January 14, 2022
NFL 'NVP' meaning explained after Mitchell Trubisky incident
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Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky returned to Chicago for a preseason game Saturday, 21 August. Former teammate Tarik Cohen urged Bears fans not to boo Trubisky, but many said they were going to chant ‘NVP’ at him. But what is the meaning of NVP in the NFL? Let’s take a look.

The Bears hosted the Bills in a preseason game on in Chicago back in August.

That means Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky played against his former team, the Bears, who drafted him.

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Ahead of the game, Trubisky’s former teammate, Tarik Cohen, urged Bears fans not to boo the QB.

“If you boo Mitch tomorrow you a lame and a weirdo,” Cohen tweeted Friday.

NFL fans joke about Trubisky being the ‘NVP’

The comments under Cohen’s post were understandably pretty heated.

The former North Carolina man was the No. 2 overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft, selected over the likes of Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes.

He was a Pro Bowler for the Bears in 2018, but his time in Chicago was a frustrating one, filled with several early exits from the playoffs.

Fans made it known to Tarik Cohen that Trubisky would be booed on Saturday.

Some also made reference to Trubisky being the ‘NVP’, which not everyone understood.

NVP meaning in NFL explained

Last season, the NFC Wild Card Game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears was shown on Nickelodeon.

The Bears lost 21-9 and Trubisky went 19-for-29 passing for 199 yards and a touchdown.

During the game, Nickelodeon asked viewers to vote on their most valuable player, aka the “NVP”.

Fans hijacked the poll, voting the award to Trubisky with 49 percent of the vote, despite him having a below average game.

Fans all laughed at Trubisky’s expense, updating his career accolades to include the NVP, and highlighting that the likes of Brady and Mahomes have never won such a ‘prestigious’ award.

Sadly for Trubisky, NVP chants could be a regular feature at Bills games this season.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.