Patrick Mahomes won the NFL MVP award in the 2022 season. Who are the three most likely candidates for the upcoming season? I don’t necessarily believe in a surprise player contending for an MVP award.
For the most part, the same group of players is likely going to contend for the award for the next chunk of years. Mahomes won his second career MVP award, and I do think there are two other players and a couple of honorable mentions who could compete for this very prestigious award.
Three most likely MVP winners for the 2023 season?
A defending Super Bowl champion and defending MVP winner is going to be the best bet to win the award again. He can do it all. He’s rarely shown signs of struggle and routinely throws for 300 yards and three plus touchdown passes a game.
He’s going to end up in the Hall of Fame one day and could potentially reach Tom Brady status if he can win another SB before he turns 30 years old.
Joe Burrow strikes me as the Peyton Manning of this generation. He’ll win a Super Bowl or two and will likely win a couple of MVP awards. The only way he isn’t reaching the success he can is because of Patrick Mahomes.
Burrow is an elite signal caller and should get votes for the award in the 2023 season.
The Philadelphia Eagles made their second Super Bowl appearance since the 2017 season and Jalen Hurts’ explosion in year three greatly contributed to that. He was awarded with a massive contract extension that made him the highest paid player in NFL history until Lamar Jackson took that for himself.
Hurts didn’t do a ton of damage as a passer, but I think he hasn’t hit his peak yet and he’ll be throwing to the same players he did in the previous year, so the chemistry is there. Hurts and the Eagles are the team to beat in the NFC and I’d be shocked if they weren’t in the conference championship game again.