The 2020 NFL regular season is just 36 percent complete, but we’re monitoring the league’s top MVP candidates. Here’s a look at the 10 players best aligned for MVP runs based on the first six weeks of the 2020 campaign.

10. New Orleans Saints QB Alvin Kamara: He’s averaging a league-high 135.2 scrimmage yards per game and has already scored seven touchdowns for the Saints, who remain a contender despite a rocky start elsewhere.

9. Los Angeles Rams DL Aaron Donald: The league’s sack leader with 7.5 in five games, Donald is in the mix for his third Defensive Player of the Year award. There’s no way the Rams are 4-2 without him.

8. Cleveland Browns edge Myles Garrett: Garrett has almost singlehandedly carried the Browns defense and is the main reason they’re 4-2. He’s the only player in football with seven sacks and three forced fumbles.

7. Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry: The reigning rushing champion carried the Titans over the Houston Texans in Week 6. He leads the NFL with 588 rushing yards, and his team is a perfect 5-0.

6. Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill: Meanwhile, Henry’s quarterback has completed 22-of-26 passes in the red zone, with 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions under those circumstances. He’s the league’s third-highest-rated passer.

5. Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: Big Ben has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes and has thrown 11 touchdowns to just one interception for a 5-0 Pittsburgh team.

4. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: It all hit the fan in Week 6, but that doesn’t change the fact the two-time MVP has the league’s fourth-highest QBR for a one-loss squad that has been far from healthy. He remains in the top tier for now.

3. Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr: Quietly the NFL’s second-highest-rated passer, the efficient Carr has carried the 3-2 Raiders.

2. Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: That’s now 15 touchdowns to one interception for the 2018 MVP, and the Chiefs continue to look like the Super Bowl favorite.

1. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: A bye week didn’t change the fact Wilson is on pace to post the highest passer rating in NFL history, and the Seahawks of course remain unbeaten. For now, this is a no-brainer.

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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.