2020 NFL MVP: Who are the front runners?

By: KABIR SIHOTA

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: This is how good Russell Wilson is. He threw an interception during Week 2’s victory over the Miami Dolphins and it was an absolute shock. Playing the best football of his career, this Super Bowl champ heads into Week 5 on pace for 5,140 passing yards and what would be an NFL record of 64 scoring tosses. He also has Seattle at 4-0 on the season and averaging 35.5 points per game. Odds are that he’ll come away with the first MVP of his career.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: The progression we’ve seen from Allen since the Bills made him a top-seven pick back in 2018 has been nothing short of extraordinary. Not only does the third-year quarterback have the Bills at 4-0 on the season, but he’s also in the midst of an historical season. Allen is completing north of 70% of his passes for 1,326 yards. He’s also accounted for 15 total scores and just one interception. Those are some absurd numbers right there. They also have Allen with some of the best odds to win the NFL’s top individual honor.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: What this dude continues to do is just amazing. Rodgers has the Packers at 4-0 on the season and averaging north of 38 points per game. He’s completing over 70% of his passes for nearly 1,200 yards with 13 scores and zero interceptions through four games. Rodgers tore apart a good Saints defense in Week 3 without Davante Adams in the mix before taking care of business against a bad Falcons team Monday night.

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: Despite some early struggles against the Patriots Monday night, Mahomes is still out here playing at a high level after earning the Super Bowl MVP back in February. The 2018 NFL MVP has accounted for 12 total touchdowns compared to zero interceptions. He’s also put up 1,134 yards through the air and has the defending champs at a perfect 4-0 on the season.

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints: What we saw Kamara do against the Green Bay Packers earlier in the year was nothing short of extraordinary. He was the Saints’ offense, going for 197 total yards and two touchdowns. Kamara then followed that up with a 119-yard outing in a win over the Lions this past Sunday. The stud running back is now on pace for 2,228 total yards and 28 touchdowns. That seems good. If a non-quarterback is to win the MVP, Kamara’s odds have to be up there. That’s for sure.

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