The race for the NFL regular-season MVP award is heating up, and the first two frontrunners for the award — star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts — have some competition.
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys has entered the talks lately after a few excellent games in a row, and there has even been talk of two San Francisco 49ers studs — QB Brock Purdy and running back Christian McCaffrey — having a shot.
There is also Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is having a season for the ages, and LeSean McCoy said on “Speak” that Hill should be the favorite to win the award.
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) December 4, 2023
On Sunday, Miami routed the Washington Commanders by 30 points, and Hill caught only five passes, but he turned them into 157 yards and two touchdowns.
That performance ran his season totals to 1,481 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, and he still leads everyone in both categories.
He’s on pace to not only surpass Calvin Johnson for the most receiving yards in a single season but to also become the first player to ever reach 2,000 receiving yards in a single season.
It is rare for a non-quarterback to win the NFL MVP award, and the last time such a player pulled it off was in 2012 when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got it done.
That year, Peterson became one of a handful of players to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a single season, and it seems that’s the type of production a non-signal-caller needs to claim the award.
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