We are at the midway point of the NFL season, and talks are ripe of who will claim the NFL’s MVP award with many quarterbacks making a claim of their own.
SportsTips have narrowed down the top three contenders for the MVP award:
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, quarterback
Odds to win the NFL MVP: -175
Could this finally be the year that Russell Wilson gets crowned the NFL Most Valuable Player? He is having a season to remember and is boosting astronomical numbers, and after being in contention for the award and only just missing out in the last few years he has been making a charge.
In the 2020 season so far, Wilson has already posted 183 completions, including 131 from his last five games, thrown 2,151 yards (1,541 from his last five games), and has already got 26 passing touchdowns to his name, with 17 coming from his last five games.
But what was more impressive was his outing against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, where he threw four touchdown passes, going at a completion rate of 73.0 %, throwing 261 yards, and having a quarterback rating of 88.6.
Russell Wilson is now the 4th player in NFL history with 20+ pass TD in his team’s 1st 6 games.
The other 3 — Peyton Manning in 2013, Tom Brady in 2007, and Brett Favre in 1996 — all won NFL MVP and advanced to the Super Bowl that season #SNF
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 26, 2020
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback
Odds to win the NFL MVP: +350
The 2018 winner, is back in contention after missing out on the award last year. Mahomes is back to his best and it is no wonder that he is the second favorite to clinch the award and may potentially clinch his second MVP in three years.
This year, he has already made a lasting impression on the competition, as he has thrown 2,315 yards, 21 touchdown passes, with 190 completed passes. In his last five games, he has thrown 108 completed passes, 1,417 passing yards, and 12 touchdown passes going at a 67.3.
In his previous game against the New York Jets, he played one of his best games of the season throwing 416 passing yards but what was more important is that he made a real statement of intent in the league as he threw five touchdown passes, with his passing completion rate gong at 73.8 % and gained a quarterback rating of 91.5.
— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2020
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, quarterback
Odds to win the NFL MVP: +1000
While Aaron Rodgers may be the dark horse when it comes to the NFL MVP and there is a reason why he is third in the conversation.
Rodgers still keeps turning it on and it like a fine wine getting better with age as the 36-year-old has thrown 1,948 yards, 20 touchdown passes to his name and having 164 passes completed with a 65.9 passing completion percentage.
His last five games has seen Rodgers throw 114 passing completions, 1,344 passing yards and 14 touchdown passes. In his last game against the Minnesota Vikings, he was still influential as he threw three touchdown passes, 291 passing yards, a completion rate of 65.9 %, and had a quarterback rating of 71.0.
Aaron Rodgers’ 92.8 Total QBR is the highest by any player through 4 games since QBR was first tracked in 2006.
2nd and 3rd on the list are 2013 Peyton Manning and 2007 Tom Brady.
They both won MVP & set set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season in those years. pic.twitter.com/s9z2KYbvC7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 6, 2020
*Odds correct at time of publication.
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