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Matt Urben

Who are the NFL MVP front-runners?

We are getting closer and closer to the close out of the season and we can start to look at the production that has been left on the field and evaluate who has put themselves in position to chase down the award for the most valuable player. Let’s take a look at the four guys who are currently in the lead to take home that prestigious title.

4. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

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It’s almost unfair how subtly good Jackson has been this season for the Baltimore Ravens. In a lot of games this year Jackson’s team has been on cruise control and has been able to ride out their running backs to victory. In games where Jackson needed to take over, he has been red hot. With 18 touchdowns on the season as well as a quarterback lead leaguing 574 yards on the ground, Jackson has been a dynamic threat and a confident signal caller. Jackson will need one or two games where he completely takes over to be bumped up the list, but we all know Jackson has the ability to do just that.


3. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys

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No one has been as hot in recent weeks as the Dallas superstar Dak Prescott. With five wins in his last six games and 20 touchdowns over that stretch, it’s hard to argue Prescott isn’t launching himself straight at the MVP trophy. Prescott’s initial slow start has left him a little behind the two front runners, but he is playing as well as anybody right now. A division crown could be the cherry on top for potential voters.

2. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

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Jalen Hurts continues to improve on an already stellar season with each week he plays. With already 29 total touchdowns on the season and having guided the Eagles to the top of the NFL standings, it doesn’t seem like Hurts is slowing down anytime soon. Hurts was well on his way to a MVP trophy last year before an injury stopped him in his tracks, this year we hope he can finish out the season and put his name in consideration for the award.

1. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills

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Despite the Buffalo Bills nearly .500 record Josh Allen has proven to be the one piece of the team that has kept Buffalo in the playoff hunt as opposed to sitting on three wins at best. There is no better example of a player carrying their team this season and Allen has looked unstoppable on numerous occasions. Yes, the turnovers do cause some pause, but when you are scoring at the rate he does it’s hard to really detract from him. Allen is the best player in football right now and deserves some serious consideration for this award. Maybe get him some help this offseason as well?

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