The 2020 NFL regular season is just 12.5 percent complete, but we’re already monitoring the league’s top MVP candidates. Here’s a look at the 10 players best aligned for MVP runs based on the first two weeks of the 2020 campaign.

1. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: Wilson is the most pressure quarterback in the NFL, and yet he’s also the league’s highest-rated passer. He has already thrown nine touchdowns to only one interception (that wasn’t his fault), and the Seahawks look like Super Bowl contenders at 2-0.

2. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: The AFC’s highest-rated passer is by far and away the league leader in air yards per pass attempt, and he continues to be a force on the ground as well for a dominant, 2-0 Baltimore team.

3. Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen: The third-year top-10 pick is breaking out before our eyes. The league leader in passing yardage has six touchdown passes to zero picks, and he’s also a threat with his legs for the rolling, 2-0 Bills.

4. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: The two-time MVP looks a lot like his old self so far for a Packers team that has scored 40-plus points in back-to-back games. Rodgers appears to be inspired. Six touchdowns, no picks.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II: Very little support, no pedigree, no problem. Minshew worked his magic in Week 1 and had a bad Jags team hanging around with a playoff-caliber opponent in Week 2.

6. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: The numbers aren’t there with the top four guys, but Mahomes has still been superb for a team that is perfect.

7. Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray: His passing numbers will still need to improve, but the second-year No. 1 overall pick has been an utter playmaker with three rushing touchdowns for the 2-0 Cards.

8. Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones: It hurts Rodgers’ case a bit that after dominating the Detroit Lions in Week 2, Jones now leads the NFL with 234 rushing yards to go with three touchdowns. That’s a pace that at least gets him on this list.

9. Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins: Same applies to Hopkins, who in his first year with the Cards is on pace to catch an NFL-record 176 passes from Murray.

10. New England Patriots QB Cam Newton: Dude has already scored four rushing touchdowns and has a completion percentage above 70 for a team that looks as though it will contend again in 2020.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.