Top NFL MVP Candidates — Washington Football Team vs. Kansas City Chiefs from FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, October 17th, 2021 (All-Pro Reels Photography)

1. Jalen Hurts Eagles

It still has taken the NFL time to get used to having dual-threat quarterbacks as some of the top players in the league. Historically they have not lasted long such as RG3, Cam Newton, Tim Tebow, etc., but Hurts is making the most of his time right now. He led the Eagles to an 8-0 start before their first loss came last week. He is doing it with both his legs and arm. It has been really impressive so far and the Eagles look like legit Super Bowl contenders.

2. Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Quietly Patrick Mahomes has been having an MVP season. Without Tyreek Hill, Mahomes hasn’t been talked about as much because there are not as many highlight plays like we are accustomed to. With the receivers that he does have to throw to, he is making the best of it. It has been awesome to see a different wide receiver every week break out in this offense. Mahomes has 25 TD passes, five more than any other player.

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3. Tua Tagovailoa Dolphins

Despite missing a few games to injury, Tua is third in passing touchdowns and has thrown just three interceptions. That’s the best touchdown to interception ratio in the league. The Dolphins are also 7-3 on the year and 7-1 when Tua starts. If the Phins continue to win, Tua could win the MVP.

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