Last week, Derrick Henry and Kyler Murray entered the MVP race, as Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen fell.
Here is OutKick’s Week 8 NFL MVP ranking:
3. Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray just holds on to the No. 3 spot after the biggest win of his NFL career — topping Russell Wilson in the game of the year.
If Murray is to make a serious MVP push, his 13-7 touchdown-interception ratio must improve. Still, he also has seven rushing touchdowns on the year, so Murray is single-handedly responsible for much of the Cardinals offense.
At 5-2, Arizona sits at the 6th seed, ahead of several teams with better rosters.
Whether Murray moves up or down in the MVP race, he’s one the future faces of the league.
2. Aaron Rodgers
And he’s back. Take out one bad week against Tampa, and Rodgers has been the best player in almost every Packers game this year. By a lot.
In 2020, defenses have no shot against Aaron Rodgers. None.
Rodgers ranks second in passer rating (113.4) and third in passing touchdowns (17). The past three MVP winners led their teams to first seeds. Green Bay, with a light schedule, is likely to secure the sole first-round bye in the NFC.
1. Russell Wilson
For the first time since Week 1, Wilson’s lead in the MVP race looks vulnerable. In Week 7, Wilson made too many mistakes, which ultimately cost his team’s first loss of the season. He threw three picks against the Cardinals on Sunday.
He has thrown a total of just six INTs all season. So Wilson is still playing at a higher level than any other player overall.
Next up, he will face a strong 49ers defense in a game that the Seahawks need to win. As always, it will all depend on Wilson’s play.