Oct
01
2020

Border Fuel NFL MVP Ladder: Week 4

Sometimes it takes a few games to get a realistic idea of how the MVP pecking order is shaping up, but through three weeks there are definitely a few guys shining.

Without a doubt, a lot will change throughout the season and one or two guys will probably separate themselves from the pack, but for now, it seems like there are at least five guys with a very realistic shot. We will discuss them below.

In this series, we will look to rank the MVP candidates every couple of weeks to keep you guys informed on who has the best shot at MVP. So without further ado, let’s look at the MVP Ladder heading into week four.

5. Kyler Murray

Murray was a sleeper for MVP for a lot of fans coming into the season and, so far, he hasn’t been disappointed. He has the Cardinals out to a 2-1 start and is tied for first in the league rushing touchdowns.

He adds to his impressive rushing stats with 786 passing yards and four more passing touchdowns. What he really needs to improve on in the next couple weeks to move up the MVP Ladder is the turnovers. He has tossed five interceptions in the first three games and that has to improve if he’s going to be MVP this season.

4. Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers was my personal MVP sleeper this season. Most people probably believed that Rodgers was past his window of competing for MVP; but, the Jordan Love factor assuredly lit a fire in Rodgers and he is back to MVP form. Rodgers has his team off to an undefeated start and has impressive stats of 887 yards through the air, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions. If Rodgers can keep this rate up throughout the season, he has as good of a shot as anybody at the MVP award.

3. Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes is often compared to Rodgers and interestingly enough they have an almost identical MVP resumé currently. Mahomes also has his team off to a 3-0 start and has put up 898 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and – you guessed it – zero interceptions. Mahomes gets the edge over Rodgers currently because he also has added in a rushing TD and has an overtime win; also, he’s coming off of a win over the team most had ranked as the top team in their power rankings.

2. Josh Allen

Maybe the biggest surprise of this young 2020 NFL season has been Allen’s coming out party. Allen has looked great so far this season leading his team to a 3-0 start and appearing to have improved decision making and looked a little more accurate for the most part as well.

Allen so far has 1038 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and one interception while also punching in two more touchdowns with his legs. If this is the Allen we’re going to be getting used to going forward, he might be elevating himself up into the Jackson and Mahomes tier of top quarterbacks of the future; and will look to join their club with an MVP award as well.

1. Russell Wilson

Wilson to basically every NFL fans’ surprise has NEVER received an MVP vote. That not only looks to be changing right now, but he looks well out in front of the lead for the NFL MVP.

Wilson, like most of the players before him, has to lead his team to a 3-0 start and has a very impressive 925 passing yard, a league-leading 14 touchdowns, and one interception this season. Wilson is way out in front right now, and will he be able to hang on to the lead? Let’s hope so!

What do y’all think of our Week Four MVP Ladder? Any quarrels? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts!