Thursday is MVP! At the age of 44, Tom Brady proves himself more confident than ever at the top of our race for the MVP. Still dominating against the Giants, he clearly created a gap to the competition. Completely dominated this week, Dak Prescott still offers a place for dolphins in front of a formidable Aaron Rodgers who is however defeated by brilliant Vikings. Unstoppable Jonathan Taylor made his way into the top 5 ahead of a very disappointing Josh Allen this week.
1. Tom Brady (+1) – Quarterback – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)
10 games – 3,177 yards at 67.1% – 29 touchdowns, 8 interceptions – 16 races, 51 yards, 1 touchdown – 104.3 rating
After 11 weeks of competition, Tom Brady seems to have created a small gap at the top of the MVP race. Literally imperial against his old nemesis, the Giants, Brady has already completed a 19th season at more than 3000 yards to the pass, it’s obviously an NFL record. Surprisingly, Brady was even able to run to score a first down. Not bad for a player closer to their 60s than their 20s.
Tom Brady running for first downs isn’t good for the Giants defense. pic.twitter.com/FbOVisMvqC
– Doug Rush (@TheDougRush) November 23, 2021
2. Dak Prescott (+2) – Quarterback – Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
9 games – 2,557 yards at 69.6% – 20 touchdowns, 7 interceptions – 26 races, 91 yards, 1 touchdown – 103.9 rating
Despite a very difficult game this week where he has apparently never been able to find rhythm, Dak Prescott is still having the best season of his career. And if the Cowboys are ranked the best offensive in the NFL this season, a lot of it owes a lot to a high-performing Prescott. And with a big end to the season, it wouldn’t be presumptuous to get him a first MVP title.
3.Aaron Rodgers (-) – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (8-3)
10 games – 2571 yards at 66.8% – 21 touchdowns, 4 interceptions – 22 races, 76 yards, 2 touchdowns – 106.6 rating
As effective as ever this season, Aaron Rodgers lost for the second time in ten games this week and threw only 4 interceptions. With the second best rating in the league and fifth place in number of touchdowns thrown, Rodgers presents a strong proposition for his own replacement. A fourth coronation would be only a length short of Peyton Manning’s record.
4. Jonathan Taylor (new signing) – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
11 games – 1,122 yards at 5.8 yards per carry, 13 touchdowns – 322 yards at 10.1 yards per reception, 2 touchdowns – 1 fumble lost
With Derrick Henry injured, most watchers thought they had to forget about the possibility of seeing a non-quarterback on this leaderboard. But Jonathan Taylor decided otherwise. Impressive in his rookie season, Taylor got off to a nondescript start to the season, but since week 4 he’s become one of the most unstoppable weapons in the league. The Colts runner dominates the scoring for yards and touchdowns in the race with incredible numbers. And with numbers like this, anything is possible this season where no quarterback has yet been noticed.
JONATHAN TAYLOR WITH HIS 4th TOUCHDOWN OF THE GAME! 🤯
Bills doesn’t seem to be able to find a solution to the J-train problem. 😅 #foreshoe pic.twitter.com/9L5e7dC5jb
– NFL on ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsNFL) November 21, 2021
5. Josh Allen (-4) – Quarterback – Buffalo Bills (6-4)
10 games – 2,811 yards at 65.7% – 21 touchdowns, 8 interceptions – 61 races, 340 yards, 3 touchdowns – 97.1 rating
Josh Allen is in free fall this week but is still securing a spot in the top five. The Bills quarterback has clearly disappointed the past three weeks with two losses to the Key. Symbol of this bad pass, the five interceptions in these three games, a bad point for a player who had kept his mistakes to a minimum for two years. Despite everything, he’s still had a solid season as evidenced by his place in the top 10 for passing yards, passing touchdowns, and rating while having the third best yardage mark among quarterbacks.
At the gates of the top 5
Justin Herbert (QB, Chargers), Matthew Stafford (QB, Rams), Patrick Mahomes (QB, Chiefs), Kyler Murray (QB, Cardinals), Deebo Samuel (WR, 49ers), TJ Watt (LB, Steelers)