Introducing the 2021 NFL MVP Chase

For the 2021 NFL season, I plan to track leaders in the regular-season MVP race.

It’s going to be unusual. I’m asking just two questions:

  1. Did the player’s team win the game?
  2. In the game, did the player (if a quarterback) have a passer rating of at least 97.0, OR (if any player) did he have 70 yards from scrimmage?

If the answer is “Yes” to both questions, the player gets an MVP Point for the game. In a 17-game season, the highest possible number of points a player can earn is 17, and only if…