NFL MVP Chase heading into Week 13

QBs can run.

James Leroy Wilson


Welcome to the MVP Chase, where I look for, or chase, the best objective criteria in determining greatness without personal bias.

Today’s topic: NFL MVP Chase and Week 13 picks

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Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had a 96.3 passer rating in last week’s win over the Packers. That wasn’t good enough to earn a point in the MVP Chase, but his 157 yards rushing was.

To earn an MVP point:

  • A quarterback must have a 100.0+ passer rating in a win or tie.
  • A back or receiver must have 100+ yards from scrimmage in a win or tie.

Multiple players on the same team can earn an MVP point in the same game.

This week, we have two players in the lead, including Hurts.

7 MVP Points

Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings

Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles

6 MVP Points, 5 players

Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins

5 MVP Points, 5 players

Josh Allen, QB, Bills

Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Geno Smith, QB, Seahawks

Nine players have four MVP Points, eight have three, 29 have two, and 53 have one.

NFL Picks: I’m not picking games for the remainder of the year due to futility and time constraints. I’m seeking a “magic formula” to reliably predicts 57% of games each week, but who isn’t? I may try again next year.

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James Leroy Wilson

Former activist. Writer with a range of interests from spirituality to sports.