Week 8 NFL MVP update

Week 8 NFL MVP update

Charlie Abt

With week eight now behind us, about half of the teams have played eight games. The names you will see on this list aren’t that surprising, considering three former MVPs on these rankings. This has been an interesting year, with all of the COVID issues the league has faced, but it hasn’t affected the MVP contenders.


1.Russell Wilson remains atop the MVP list as he is on pace for a historic season, and he clearly has solidified himself as the favorite halfway through the season. This wasn’t a hard choice as he has led the Seahawks to a 6-1 record in the toughest division in the NFC. He currently has 26 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions. He is on pace to set a record for the most touchdown passes in a season, and if he does that, he is almost certain to be the MVP.


2.Patrick Mahomes is playing like Patrick Mahomes, and therefore he will always be a candidate for the MVP award. The Kansas City Chiefs have been rolling right along all season long, and Mahomes had the Chiefs looking like one of the bests teams in not only the AFC but in the entire NFL. He has thrown just one interception this year to his 21 touchdown passes. 


3.Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time but hasn’t played up to his standard the last few years, but he is certainly back to his MVP form this year, and he has the Green Bay Packers in the thick of the playoff picture. While Rodgers had a terrible game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he has still had a terrific season, especially when you consider some of the injuries the Packers have faced with Aaron Jones, Davante Adams, and even Allen Lazard missing time this season.


4.At number four, I have Tom Brady, and he has certainly been trending upwards. Despite not his best showing versus the Giants in week eight, he still threw two touchdowns with zero interceptions to lead them to a two-point win. The Bucs, however, had two really strong wins the previous weeks with win over playoff contenders, the Packers and the Raiders. Since week three, Brady has just one interception compared to 17 touchdowns, and he has the Bucs looking like legit Super Bowl contenders.