The NFL has announced the top 5 finalists for the 2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. These players have had an outstanding season and have been recognized by the league for their exceptional performances on the field.
The MVP award is one of the most prestigious awards in the NFL and is given to players who have had the most outstanding performances throughout the regular season.
The announcement of the finalists marks the start of the race to the finish as fans and experts alike begin to predict who will take home the coveted award.
Here are the 5 MVP finalists that have been announced by the NFL.
#1. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
The NFL has announced the top five finalists for the MVP award for the 2022 regular season, and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is among them. Allen had a remarkable season with the Bills, leading them to a 13-3 record and a second seed in the AFC.
He put up impressive numbers, finishing the regular season with 35 passing touchdowns, 4,283 passing yards, 762 rushing yards, and 7 rushing touchdowns.
Despite facing some challenges, such as being sacked 33 times and throwing 14 interceptions, Allen's performance was exceptional and has earned him a spot as a finalist for the MVP award.
#2. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Coming off an impressive 2021 season in which the Cincinnati Bengals reached the Super Bowl thanks to the brilliance of their quarterback Joe Burrow, the 2022 season was a continuation of that impressive form.
The Bengals finished the season 12-4 and will play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game on Sunday. Burrow had an outstanding regular season and has been named one of five finalists for the MVP award.
This season, he has 35 passing touchdowns, 4,475 yards passing, 257 rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns. He was also sacked 41 times and had 12 passes intercepted.
#3. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadephia Eagles
Jalen Hurts had an incredible 2022 regular season with the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the team to a 12-1 record before getting injured in his throwing shoulder. A recognized dual-threat quarterback in the NFL.
Hurts' stats include 22 passing touchdowns, 3,701 passing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, and 760 rushing yards. He was sacked 38 times and intercepted the ball just 6 times. Hurts has been announced as a finalist for the MVP award by the NFL.
#4. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Justin Jefferson had one of his best seasons yet. He and the Minnesota Vikings had a winning record of 13-4. The Vikings also broke a record this season as they made the largest comeback in NFL history after coming back from a 33-point deficit against the Indianapolis Colts.
Jefferson had a record-breaking season, surpassing Randy Moss for most receiving yards in a season with the Vikings. He also had an impressive catch rate and led the league in receptions and receiving yards. Jefferson is among the 5 MVP finalists for the 2022 season.
#5. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs quarterback is the only player on the list to have won the MVP award among the NFL's top 5 finalists and is also the favorite to win this one as well. The Chiefs finished the season as the top seed of the AFC as they finished the season with a 14-3 record.
Patrick Mahomes, considered one of the most talented NFL QBs of this generation, continued with his usual form of putting up incredible stats. This season, he led the league in passing yards and touchdowns and is among only three players to have multiple 5,000+ passing yards seasons.
His stats include 5,250 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 358 rushing yards, and 4 rushing touchdowns. Mahomes was also sacked 26 times and threw 12 passing interceptions.
The final winner will be announced at the NFL awards on February 9th.