Obviously any ranking of potential MVP candidates in the NFL is sure to be quarterback-laden throughout.
In fact, since 2000, only four non-quarterbacks have won the MVP award (all four of those exceptions were running backs). Remarkably, no wide receiver has ever been named MVP in the NFL.
Though history may indicate a remote likelihood of anyone beyond a quarterback or running back being awarded such an honor, I couldn’t just make a list with only two positions represented. Besides, there are some rare talents in the NFL these days who may possess the ability to defy such odds and break traditional thinking by becoming the next league MVP.
What follows is a list ranking the top 25 potential MVP candidates for the upcoming season.