NFL MVP-Race For Gold

The NFL is Indeed A Passing League


As we enter week 4 of the NFL season we can begin to analyze this year’s MVP race. We have witnessed Aaron Rodgers win back to back years but it is different, the new generation of quarterbacks are stealing the show.

Josh Allen is ahead of the pack with +300 to win the 2022-2023 MVP, Jalen Hurts who is having a phenomenal season thus far is number two with +600, The gunslinger Patrick Mahomes at third with +700, the single season rushing record holder for the quarterback position.  Lamar Jackson comes in fourth, and at five the accurate Tua Tagovailoa.

Out of the 21 MVP candidates listed by Sportsnaut 18 of them are quarterbacks. The expression that the NFL is a passing league is being proven as not a single running back appears on the list.  The other three non-quarterbacks are wide receivers Justin Jefferson and EWU alumni Cooper Kupp, both of these  players have a significant impact in their respective passing games. And who is the last non-QB? Well it’s Cowboy’s linebacker Micah Parsons who has ten solo tackles and four sacks (tied for second).

What can be learned from the NFL season so far is that the MVP award is up for grabs this year, anyone that has a very good year can very well win it but there are questions that remain to be unanswered and we will not know until the season ends. Are the Eagles and Dolphins legit contenders? Can Josh Allen take home the MVP and make it to the big game? Can Aaron Rodgers three peat in MVP awards? Will a runningback have a year comparable to Derrick Henry’s 2020 AP offensive player of the year? Only time will tell but the NFL season is just starting to heat up.

All the magic that Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow generated in 2021 basically evaporated.”

— Jeffri Chadiha