NFL MVP Top Three Candidates For 2021 Entering Week 15

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NFL MVP Top Three Candidates For 2021 Entering Week 15

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NFL MVP Top Three Candidates For 2021 Entering Week 15

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As we head into week 15 of the NFL season, it’s time to take a look at who the MVP front runners are. Here are my rankings for this week.

1) Tom Brady 

That is correct. A 44-year-old man that has been in the league for twenty-two years is my number one MVP candidate going into week 15. We all knew this was coming, but Brady has been the best quarterback in the NFL this season.

He leads the league in passing yards with 4,134 yards in the air. That number gives Brady a 208 yard lead over the 2nd leader in passing yards in Derek Carr. Brady also leads the league in passing touchdowns. He has 36 touchdowns in the air this year and is throwing an average of 2.7 touchdowns a game.

Brady’s MVP candidacy is not just because of his passing numbers though. He is also a huge reason why the Buccaneers are 10-3 and are 2nd in the NFC.

Brady solidified his MVP candidacy last week with another 300+ passing yard performance. He threw for 363 yards and 2 touchdowns against a playoff-caliber team in the Buffalo Bills. Brady led a game-winning drive in overtime and was able to put the game to an early end with a 58-yard completion to Breshad Perriman.

2) Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers are currently in 1st place in the NFC thanks to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is 10th in the NFL in passing yards with 3,219 yards and has a quarterback rating of 108.8. He also has 27 touchdowns this season and only four interceptions. Rodgers is also a huge reason why the Packers are in 1st place in the NFC. He has led the Packers to 10 victories this year, which ties him with Tom Brady.

Rodgers was able to put up these numbers despite missing a game when he was put on the COVID-19 list. The Packers had their second-lowest passing yards and a loss against the Kansas City Chiefs when Rodgers was not able to play.

Rodgers is coming off one of his best games of the season against the Bears where he threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns with no turnovers. He also had an amazing 78.4% completion percentage. Rodgers is a huge reason the Packers are leading the conference and has a great chance to win MVP this year.

3) Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since he entered the league. This has been proven even more true after he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams.

It seems that Sean McVay has finally been able to find the perfect quarterback for his system that he didn’t have before in Jared Goff. Stafford has looked really good since he got to Los Angeles and I think that this change can be attributed to his MVP candidacy.

Stafford is currently 3rd in the NFL in passing yards with 3,898 yards. He also only has nine interceptions compared to 33 touchdowns on the year so far. He also has a quarterback rating of 108.4 which is the second-highest in the NFL and just 0.4 less than Aaron Rodgers. Stafford is also 2nd in the league in passing touchdowns with 33 which puts him three behind Tom Brady.

Stafford is coming off a good game against the Cardinals where he threw for 287 yards and three touchdown passes. The Rams were able to win their 2nd straight game with Stafford leading the way. Stafford had his second-highest quarterback rating on the year in the win with a 139.2 rating.

Stafford has been playing really well this season and it seems like McVay has finally gotten the quarterback he needs to make his system work. Stafford is also making plays when they need to be made and that’s why he is my number three MVP candidate going into the week.

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