Mid-Season Report: MVP Candidates

With Week 9 over and done with, the NFL is officially halfway through the 2022 regular season. That means it's time to check in on the progress of various teams and players. Here are three leading candidates who could take home the Most Valuable Player award should they continue their current pace.

Quarterback Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

MVP is a quarterback's award, and no passer is quite so valuable to his team as Josh Allen is to the Buffalo Bills. Allen leads the Bills third-ranked scoring offense in passing AND rushing, and his 2721 yards of total offense lead the league. If he can hold onto the top seed in the AFC and cut down on his turnovers (10 in eight games), he'll have a great chance of taking home his first MVP.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes finds himself at the top of the league yet again midway through the 2022 regular season. The 2018 MVP currently leads the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns for the league's top-scoring offense. If the Chiefs can overcome their tie-breaking disadvantage and snatch the AFC's top seed from the Buffalo Bills by the end of the season, Mahomes could add to his already substantial legend.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts doesn't quite have the eye-popping numbers of the other two quarterbacks on this list, but a top seed and the league's best record go a long way. The Eagles are undefeated through eight games, and Hurts is a huge part of it: his 107.8 passer rating ranks second in the league, his 2241 yards of total offense ranks seventh, and the Eagles are second in the league in points per game. If the Eagles run away with the league's best record or reach double digits in their undefeated streak, Hurts will be difficult to deny.

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