Early NFL MVP Candidates


We’ve completed a quarter of the NFL season and we already have some front runners in the MVP conversation. None of these guys are surprises and all are a big reason that their teams are where they are right now. My list contains two running backs and two quarterbacks. Any guesses? Let’s take a look:

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos QB – Many thought that after Peyton’s surgery, he wouldn’t quite be the same. John Elway had a different vision. A vision of Peyton Manning rising up and becoming the best quarterback in the league once again. If it’s possible, Peyton is even better now than his days in Indianapolis. He’s thrown for 1,884 yards, 20 touchdowns, one interception, and has a completion percentage of 75.8. His team is 5-0 and all have been convincing wins.

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Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions RB – After Reggie Bush’s less-than-stellar days in Miami, he’s finally at home in the Lions’ offense. Bush is one of the best receiving running backs in the league, which makes Detroit the perfect fit. Bush has thrived in this offense with 298 yards rushing and 204 yards receiving. Consider those numbers with the fact that he was out one game due to injury.

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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints QB – Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. After an abysmal 2012 season, at no fault of the offense, the Saints are off to an impressive 5-0 start and remain the only unbeaten team in the NFC. Brees has thrown for 1,722 yards, 12 touchdowns, with a completion percentage of 69.7. If it weren’t for Peyton Manning, I’d say Brees would be a lock for MVP.

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Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs RB – Charles has always been one to battle with injuries, but so far, so good. He’s one of the big reasons that the Chiefs are off to such a great start. With 397 yards rushing, 250 yards receiving, and five touchdowns, he’s making quite a case for himself.

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Early NFL MVP Candidates