As the NFL regular season draws closer to the end, the MVP race is just starting to tighten, becoming extremely intense. As the season progresses, it is almost evident that a Quarterback will once again claim the title. Let’s take a look at how the race is shaping up after week 15.
Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes have company as Josh Allen makes it a three-man race. Allen has blossomed into a top quarterback in his third year through his playmaking ability and pinpoint accuracy. Allen leads the Bills as they clinched their first AFC East playoff spot since 1995. The young Quarterback has taken a big step up from year two to year three, and it shows. With 30 throwing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns, Allen has a legitimate shot at this year’s MVP.
Aaron Rodgers –
Aaron Rodgers is a serious candidate when talking about the MVP award. The only Quarterback with 40 touchdowns and a 10:1 ratio for touchdowns and interceptions. Through 15 weeks, Rodgers is leading the Packers to win first place in the NFC conference. Head Coach Matt LaFleur and Wide Receiver Davante Adams are significant reasons for Rodgers’ impressive numbers. However, the most impressive statistic may just be age. The fact that Rodgers is competing with QB’s more than a decade younger than him in the MVP race is remarkable. He has been so good for so long, not to mention he has never had an abundance of talented weapons as a guy like Mahomes has. Don’t be surprised if Rodgers notches his third NFL MVP award with the way he has played.
Patrick Mahomes –
The clear-cut favorite for the NFL MVP award is Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes has been unstoppable and steamrolling through opponents since he entered the league. In his last twenty-three games, Mahomes is 22-1. He has taken down the Ravens, Bills, Buccaneers, and Saints this season; wins that will immensely help his case. The 25-year-old stud is now the National Football League’s biggest star and likely will be for years to come. Mahomes has a commanding lead in the MVP race and isn’t planning on looking back, although winning another Super Bowl is undoubtedly all he has in mind.