Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates Ahead of Week 15

tim-kelly
December 11, 2019 - 1:38 pm

While reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a victory in New England last week, he's not going to be a repeat winner of the award in 2019.

Make no mistake, the 24-year-old has had another excellent season. Mahomes has thrown for over 3,200 yards, and has 21 touchdown passes to just three interceptions.

That said, a dislocated patella cost him nearly three full games in 2019. Whether it should or not, that will be held against Mahomes. Additionally, one of the keys to winning an NFL MVP Award is having the narrative on your side. In most instances, Mahomes isn't even mentioned in NFL MVP discussions.

So while Mahomes may very well enter 2020 as the odds-on favorite to win the NFL MVP, he's not going to repeat as the winner. That will leave Peyton Manning as the most recent repeat winner of the award, as he won two of his record five NFL MVP Awards in 2008 and 2009.

Ahead of Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season, here are RADIO.COM's top five NFL MVP candidates: