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Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award? 

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Updated July 19, 2019 22.1k votes 2.6k voters 11.4k views 60 items
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Patrick Mahomes was awarded the 2018 NFL MVP.

With the exception of playing a key role in winning the Super Bowl, nothing says you're one of the best players in the league more than the NFL MVP award. Proving themselves game after game, season after season, the top players in the NFL are always on the grind for the MVP award. Sure, they may not outright strive to win it, but in wanting to be the best they can be for their team, as well as working hard, they make headway in the MVP race. From top NFL quarterbacks to leading running backs, these players could all be in the running for the 2018 NFL MVP—who are your top picks?

As you can imagine, some of last season's top players find themselves in the NFL MVP race, including longtime greats Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers (despite an injury), Deshaun Watson, and Jimmy Garoppolo, among plenty of others. Of course, the younger stars like Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliot have also proved themselves to be worthy MVP candidates. In short, making your 2018 NFL MVP predictions won't be easy, as there's some serious talent at hand—all fighting for the title. 

Take a look at the list of MVP candidates for the 2018 NFL season and give your favorites a vote toward the top. Feel free to vote players down and add others as the season progresses. 

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Patrick Mahomes II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Quarterback from Austin, Texas, United States of America

Teams: New Orleans Saints

Age: 36

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Running back from Tarboro, North Carolina

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Age: 24

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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Roberto Ortuso added Khalil Mack
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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?

Teams: New Orleans Saints

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Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Quarterback from Washington, D.C.

Teams: Indianapolis Colts

Age: 29

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Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Joshua Kennedy added

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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Philip Rivers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Quarterback from Decatur, Alabama

Teams: Los Angeles Chargers

Age: 37

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Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Quarterback from Cincinnati, Ohio

Teams: Seattle Seahawks

Age: 30

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Travis Kelce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Joshua Kennedy added Travis Kelce Tight end from Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

Age: 26

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Saquon Barkley

Teams: New York Giants

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Jared Goff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Jared Goff Quarterback from Novato, California

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Age: 24

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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Roberto Ortuso added Baker Mayfield

Teams: Cleveland Browns

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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Wide receiver from Central, South Carolina

Teams: Arizona Cardinals

Age: 23

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Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
damanbennett11 added

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mitch Trubisky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
bbell1978 added Outside Linebacker and Defensive end from Dallas, Texas

Teams: Texas A&M Aggies football, Denver Broncos

Age: 26

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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Defensive end from Waukesha, Wisconsin

Teams: Houston Texans, Wisconsin Badgers football, Central Michigan Chippewas football

Age: 26

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Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Roberto Ortuso added Brandin Cooks Wide receiver from Stockton, California

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

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Deshaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Quarterback from Gainesville, Georgia

Teams: Houston Texans

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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2018 NFL MVP Award?
Wide receiver from Foley, Alabama

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

Age: 26

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