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Who are the top 3 MVP candidates for 2022?

With the season approaching, the race for players’ awards starts to heat up. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is the biggest award of the season, and usually is won by a quarterback as they’re the most important players of the game – the last time a non-quarterback won the MVP award was running back Adrian Peterson in 2022.

There’s a mix of previous winners and newcomers in the favorites for the MVP award, but they all have something in common: none was drafted sooner than 2017 and they all play in the AFC, which adds some spice for the playoffs.

Check out the three favorites for the MVP award in 2022:

#1 – Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen isn’t the best quarterback in the league, but he has the best odds to win the award as the season begins. It’s understandable: he plays in an easy division when compared to most of the other contenders, has a fantastic offense around him and he should lead his team to another division title. He checks all the boxes to grab the award.

#2 – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Mahomes already won the award in his first season as a starter, and while he’s the best quarterback in the league, the number of changes in the Chiefs’ offense take him out of the top spot, at least for now as he settles into a new offense without his previous best friend Tyreek Hill. The fact that Andy Reid remains his head coach will give him a helping hand to win the award – and maybe the Super Bowl – again.

#3 – Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

The newcomer on this list, Herbert enters his third season in the NFL already as a top-5 quarterback and elite talent, even if the Chargers didn’t exactly help him to reach the playoffs for the first time. There’s nothing that he can’t do: he has elite arm talent, read the defenses very well and has enough mobility to keep the plays alive when out of the pocket. It’s just a matter of time before he gets compared to Allen and Mahomes as the top quarterback in the league.