2020 NFL MVP Watch: Week 1
Welcome in to the 2020 NFL MVP Watch, where I will be taking a look around the landscape of the MVP race in the NFL this season. This is pretty much the same thing as my Heisman Watch, sooooo…like, do I want to spend a lot of time on an intro?
Shit, I guess I will for the uninitiated – each week, I will count down the five most MVP-worthy performances of the week and offer up my reasoning for each ranking. You finish first, you get five points. Second is four, so on and so forth. I will keep the season point totals going at the bottom of the article and at the end of the season, whoever has the most points gets the 2020 SoBros Network NFL MVP “honors.”
2020 NFL MVP Watch: Week 1
5. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills – Oh man – how many of us have been saying that if Allen could figure it out as a passer, the Bills would be DEADLY?! Well, so far, so good in 2020 for Allen. He had his first 300-yard passing game against the Jets, going 33/46 for 312 yards and two touchdowns, with 57 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on the day too. Gotta clean up those two lost fumbles, but all in all, a big big day for Allen.
4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals – The Cardinals engineered one of the biggest surprises of Week 1, and the reigning ‘Rookie of the Year’ was the chief architect of it. Murray went 26/40 for 230 yards, one touchdown, and one pick through the air, and tacked on 91 yards and a touchdown on the ground, too. That Cardinals offense is going to be F U N to watch.
3. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens – Who was the highest rated passer in the NFL in Week 1? That’s right – with a passer rating of 152.1, it was the reigning NFL MVP Jackson. He went 20/25 for 275 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the Ravens in rushing with 45 yards on the ground. Jackson continues to be one of the most dynamic play-makers in the league.
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers – Wait, I thought Father Time was catching up to Rodgers. Isn’t that what I just wrote literally last week? Rodgers gave a big Stone Cold “EH EH” in Week 1, going 32/44 for 364 yards and FOUR touchdowns. The Packers rolled over the Vikings 43-34.
1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks – Wilson had a stupid good 88.6% completion percentage in Sunday’s 38-25 win over the Falcons. He finished the game 31/35 for 322 yards and a league-leading four touchdowns (along with Rodgers). As long as Pete Carroll takes the handcuffs off Wilson, he’s going to do the damn thing – he should be a legit MVP candidate this season.
UPDATED NFL MVP WATCH POINTS STANDINGS
5. Josh Allen – 1
4. Kyler Murray – 2
3. Lamar Jackson – 3
2. Aaron Rodgers – 4
1. Russell Wilson – 5
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