Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes are locked in a slugfest for the NFL’s top individual award.
This is the 16th installment of FanSided‘s 18-part series of MVP award analysis.
Each week, the top five players in contention to take home the NFL’s most esteemed individual award are examined.
The series is a running tabulation of statistics, player performance, and of course, impact on team success. In that respect, this analysis should be considered a linear or non-episodic process.
Players currently on the fringe of MVP candidacy include Dalvin Cook, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray, T.J. Watt, Aaron Donald, and Travis Kelce. Wilson exits the grouping from last week because his replacement bests him in nearly every statistical metric.
To remain on the MVP Stock Watch, players must continue their high-octane success on a weekly basis. If a player plays woefully in a given week, he will probably be jettisoned for awhile until his performance merits re-seeding.
Here are the top five MVP award contenders for 2020.
**Please note: This series will consider sportsbooks odds but will largely weigh individual statistics and impact on the team by the particular player.