The 2020 NFL regular season is just 25 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 four weeks of the 2020 campaign.
1. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: You can’t ask for much more from a guy with 16 touchdowns to one interception and an unreal 136.7 passer rating. His Seahawks are 4-0, but they could seriously be 0-4 without Wilson.
2. Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen: He’d be leading this list in most other years. The third-year Wyoming product has become a home-run hitter, and he’s been remarkably clutch for the 4-0 Bills.
3. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: Dude looks like he did in his prime. That’s 13 touchdown passes to zero interceptions for an undefeated Green Bay team.
4. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: Meanwhile, Mahomes is very much in the hunt for his second MVP honor after throwing 11 touchdown passes to no picks in four wins for the Chiefs.
5. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: There’s a significant drop-off after Mahomes, but you can’t count out the reigning MVP and his 111.3 passer rating. He’s also on pace for nearly 1,000 rushing yards again.
6. Cleveland Browns edge Myles Garrett: The dominant edge rusher leads the NFL with five sacks and three forced fumbles. Without him, there’s no way the Browns are off to their first 3-1 start in nearly two decades.
7. New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara: Drew Brees hasn’t totally been himself without Michael Thomas, but Kamara leads the league with 557 scrimmage yards and seven touchdowns.
8. Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins: I mean, he’s on pace to catch 148 passes, which would be one short of Thomas’ NFL record.
9. Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill: The Titans are quietly off to a 3-0 start, and Tannehill is proving last year’s breakout experience wasn’t a fluke. The 32-year-old has thrown six touchdown passes to one pick, and has been one of the most accurate passers in football.
10. Los Angeles Rams DL Aaron Donald: He deserves a shoutout here just because he’s keeping the Rams defense afloat and continues to be an absolute stud. MVP odds are slim to none, though.