NFL MVP 2022 Candidates

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NFL MVP 2022 Candidates

The MVP discussion is heating up as just a few weeks remain in the season and there are a handful of players worthy of the award at this point. Typically, the award is always given to a quarterback although I’d make a case for WR Tyreek Hill to be in the conversation this year. That likely won’t be the case, so we will break down the top three NFL MVP 2022 candidates according to the most recent odds.


Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles

After a massive day against the Giants this last weekend, Hurts is now a co-MVP favorite alongside Patrick Mahomes. Hurts has clearly taken the biggest leap at the QB position this year and he is shredding every single defense he faces. At this point, the Eagles are the best team in the NFL, and I will confidently say that Hurts is the main reason for that. Although adding WR A.J. Brown certainly hasn’t hurt. To date, Hurts has accounted for over 3800 total yards from scrimmage and has scored through the air or with his legs 32 times.

There seems to be no way to game plan for Hurts who brushes off pressure with ease and has a rocket arm. Hurts has an incredible wide receiver duo going with Brown and DeVonta Smith and he has one of the top offensive lines in the league. If the Eagles finish off this year with two losses or less, this has to be his award.


Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs

There was so much talk this off-season from crazy talking heads about how much Patrick Mahomes was going to struggle this year without Tyreek Hill and how he could be finished because the receiving corps wasn’t going to be nearly as good. Boy, has he made all of them look dumb. Mahomes is the real deal, and it should not be taking people this long to realize that. Mahomes leads the league in both passing yards with 4,160 and passing touchdowns with 33. He is on pace for well over 40 passing scores and could easily pass for over 5,000 yards this year. The Chiefs are rolling in the AFC and there isn’t really a question in my mind whether they will have a shot to play in yet another AFC Championship Game. Mahomes deserves to be in the conversation, especially with a much different roster than last year and with all the talk surrounding him. I still like Hurts more, but Mahomes could edge him in the last few weeks.


Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals

After Hurts and Mahomes, there is a major drop off in the Vegas odds. Burrow is third on the list at the moment. After a bit of a hangover to begin the season, and an injury to his top receiver, Burrow and this offense have found their way and they are in the division hunt in the AFC North. Burrow is just behind Mahomes statistically, he is third in passing yards with nearly 3700 and has passed for 27 scores which ranks second behind Mahomes. If Burrow doesn’t find a way to pass Mahomes in the stats category, he is totally dead in the water because the Bengals record can’t compete with that of the Eagles or Chiefs at this point.