Who will win the NFL MVP in 2022? Every 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player candidate is looking to leave his mark on the football world. The best NFL MVP 2022 candidates will come from all around the league, with quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, and linebackers all in the running. Many of the best NFL players this year will help their teams make a push for the Super Bowl LVII. This year's NFL MVP race is sure to be a thrilling one with the league loaded with so much talent. Who is the best player in the NFL this year? Who will be the 2022 MVP of the NFL?
When making 2022 NFL MVP award predictions, you have to start with the reigning MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Other QBs like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson will also be in the running, along with three-time NFL MVP Tom Brady. Beyond the quarterbacks, players like running back Derrick Henry, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill will have a chance to win the 2022 NFL MVP with their performances in the 2022 NFL season.
Vote up the NFL players most likely to take home the hardware at the end of the season. Which player is most likely to win the 2022 NFL MVP award? Make your predictions by voting up the top candidates below.
Patrick Mahomes II
Arguably the greatest quarterback in the entire NFL, Patrick Mahomes is always a threat to win the NFL MVP, and after a dismal postseason by his standards, we can expect a revenge tour for Mahomes the likes of which have never been seen. Losing star wide receiver Tyreek Hill makes the road much more difficult, but if Mahomes can still put up his inhuman numbers without Hill, he will undoubtedly win his 2nd MVP.
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After a masterful outing in the postseason against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, all eyes are on The Bills' superstar quarterback Josh Allen to pick up right where he left off and lead the Bills to the promised land. Allen lead the team to an impressive 11-6 record last season, but if he shows the promise he did in the postseason and keeps his interceptions low, there is no doubt that Allen should be a frontrunner for NFL MVP.
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Jefferson's only been in the NFL for two seasons and he already feels like a ten-year pro. Not only has the WR been a Pro Bowler in both years, he's also earned Second-team All-Pro honors twice. After putting up ludicrous numbers in his rookie season - 88 grabs, 1,400 yards, 7 TDs - Jefferson followed that up in year two by going for 108 catches, 1,616 yards, and 10 TDs! Jefferson is the real deal. With former L.A. Rams OC Kevin O'Connell taking over as head coach in Minnesota, it's possible the key to unlocking this versatile and multifaceted Vikings offense, could happen by turning Justin Jefferson into the next Cooper Kupp.
Cincinnati Bengals superstar Joe Burrow made a resounding statement in the 2022 postseason that he has indeed arrived and is going to be a problem in the NFL for decades to come. Burrow was already the highest-rated quarterback last season, and with the Bengals patching holes in the team, the Bengals and Burrow are looking to make a statement, that they are the best team in the NFL.
The Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Jalen Hurts has continued to show slow and steady growth as a player, but he could very well take the jump that many of his fans suspect him to this year. At 24 years of age, Hurts is a long shot for this award, however, if he can lead what many consider to be a lackluster team to huge success, all eyes will be on Hurts and he will undoubtedly get all the credit for the team's success.
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Two injury-plagued seasons will make fans forget a player's greatness, but so far in his young NFL career, McCaffrey is still one of only three players ever to record 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, doing so in 2019. McCaffrey is a true dual threat, holding NFL records for most receptions by a running back in a single game and a single season. He's the only running back to have two seasons with 100 or more receptions, and he piled up the third-most scrimmage yards in a single season in NFL history. Point being, it's not quite time to give up on the former First Team All Pro. Although a third season on the sidelines might do the trick.