Oct
28
2020

Border Fuel’s Week 8 NFL MVP Ladder

Going into week eight we are beginning to see some separation in the MVP race. There seems one heavy favorite right now, but there are a few other guys still in the race. 

Spoiler alert: not a whole lot has changed in the past four weeks since the first edition of Border Fuels MVP ladder, but there is some movement and one new face on the list. Let’s take a look.

5. Tom Brady

Brady is our only new face on the ladder. He climbs his way up in front of Kyler Murray – who is also playing great this season – thanks to putting up 12 touchdowns and just one pick over the past four weeks. Brady is currently top six in passing yards and second in touchdowns. 

The 43-year-old could legitimately push himself into the MVP conversation once again if he keeps up the pace he’s been on over the last four. He also has reinforcements coming in Antonio Brown, so as crazy as it may sound Brady could be an MVP sleeper.

4. Josh Allen

Allen started off the season flaming hot and arguably could be the MVP of the first quarter of the season right there with Russell Wilson, but Allen’s MVP odds have taken a huge hit over the past three outings. 

In those three contests, the Bills are 1-2 and Allen has a two-touchdown, two-interception game, a 122-yard passing game, and a zero touchdown game. Allen needs to pick it back up as he is already on the verge of falling out of the top five just a few weeks removed from a blistering hot start. 

3. Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes doesn’t really get mentioned at all as an MVP candidate and that’s probably just because we have come to expect more from him. Even so, Mahomes is having yet another quietly good season. 

He is currently fourth in touchdown passes with 16 while having the least amount of interceptions (just one) of any player with at least four games played. He is also seventh in passing yards and has really only had one “Mahomes” game so far this season, so he still has a lot of room to make this race very interesting down the stretch.

2. Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers, despite an awful outing against the Buccaneers, moves up two spots in the MVP ladder over the past four games. That bad game was sandwiched between two four-touchdown, zero interception games so you can’t fault him too much for the bad game against a great Buccaneers defense.

Rodgers has the Packers off to a great start despite missing his best (only?) weapon, Davante Adams, for multiple games. Rogers is third in passing touchdowns at 17 even though he’s only played in six games and he has just two interceptions. If anyone is going to challenge this next guy down the stretch, it will be Rodgers.

1. Russell Wilson

Wilson looks to be on his way to his first MVP award so far this season. Despite playing just six games so far he is well out in front of the league in passing touchdowns with 22. 

He does have six interceptions which he will need to clean up a bit and is coming off a rough three-interception, three-touchdown loss to the Cardinals, but this is still Wilson’s award to lose at this point. 

What do y’all think about the MVP ladder so far? Who do we have too high or too low and what are your MVP predictions for the back half of the season? Let us know in the comments!