Four weeks into the season, the 2020 NFL MVP race looks like it will come down to three players. Even though it’s early, these three players have started establishing themselves above and beyond the rest of the competition. Not only are they playing well, but their teams are currently undefeated, heading into Week 5. Who out of these three will come out on top and take home the league MVP?
Wilson was my pick to win the MVP before the season started. Head coach Pete Carroll finally unleashed the beast Wilson truly is, and Seattle has looked great because of it. Wilson has thrown for 1,285 yards, 16 touchdowns, two interceptions, and has connected on a league-leading 75% of his passes. The only shortcoming of this Seahawks team, believe it or not, is their defense. Who knows how many MVPs or Super bowls Wilson could have if Carroll decided to do this a few years ago. Wilson is carrying this team on his back, and their success this season depends on him continuing to play like this.
I am man enough to admit when I’m wrong. I was mistaken, stating Rodgers’ possible inability to get back into form this season. After a few seasons of decline, Rodgers is having a great season: 1,214 yards passing, 13 touchdowns, and no interceptions. When you see Rodgers play, it looks like he’s pissed off. I don’t blame him. Instead of drafting him a skill position player, the Packers drafted his potential replacement in Jordan Love. Even if the move was to light a fire under Rodgers, which it seems it has, it was stupid of the Packers not to get Rodgers a little more help. Despite that, Rogers is looking like vintage Rodgers, and I couldn’t be happier.
Allen is a wild card for the MVP. Diggs’ addition has helped Allen out tremendously, and he has the Bills looking like not only the best team in the AFC East but one of the top teams in the league. He’s thrown for the second-most yards in the league with 1,326 yards while throwing 12 touchdowns and only one interception. The Bills offense has looked unbelievable, and their defense isn’t bad either. If Allen can keep up this level of play, and if the Bills can get secure a division title and a bye for the playoffs, then there can be a legitimate case for Allen. Don’t be surprised if his name comes up more as the season comes to a close.
What About Patrick Mahomes?
Listen, Mahomes and the Chiefs will always be good and in the mix. But there is something to be said about the eye test. While Mahomes has good stats, and the Chiefs are undefeated so far, he just hasn’t shown me anything special through the first four weeks. This doesn’t mean Mahomes can’t go beast mode the next three-quarters of the season. It just means that if the status quo stands, Mahomes is on the outside looking in for the 2020 NFL MVP.