NFL MVP Finalists: Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson among five likely league MVP winners | NFL news


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen are also listed as league MVP finalists. Nick Bosa and Micah Parsons are contenders for Defensive Player of the Year. San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy is a contender to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors

Last updated: 25/01/23 15:56

Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes and Justin Jefferson are among the top five MVPs in the NFL this season.

Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes and Justin Jefferson are among the top five MVPs in the NFL this season.

Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts and Justin Jefferson are among the finalists for the Associated Press Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Winners will be announced at the NFL Honors event on Feb. 9 during Super Bowl week, three days before Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 in Arizona.

  • Most Valuable Player. Josh Allen (Bills), Joe Burrow (Bengals), Jalen Hurts (Eagles), Justin Jefferson (Vikings), Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)
  • Offensive Player of the Year. Tyreek Hill (Dolphins), Jalen Hurts (Eagles), Justin Jefferson (Vikings), Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)
  • Defensive Player of the Year. Nick Bosa (49ers), Chris Jones (Chiefs), Micah Parsons (Cowboys)
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year. Brock Purdy (49ers), Kenneth Walker III (Seahawks), Garrett Wilson (Jets)
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year. Sous Gardner (Jets), Aidan Hutchinson (Lions), Tariq Vullen (Seahawks)
  • Comeback Player of the Year. Saquon Barkley (Giants), Christian McCaffrey (49ers), Geno Smith (Seahawks)
  • Coach of the year. Brian Dayball (Giants), Sean McDermott (Bills), Doug Pederson (Jaguars), Kyle Shanahan (49ers), Nick Sirianni (Eagles)
  • Assistant coach of the year. Ben Johnson (Lions OC), DeMeco Ryans (49ers DC), Shane Steichen (Eagles OC)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow – set to face Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. live on Sky Sports NFL, from 11:30 p.m., and Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen are also listed as finalists for league MVP. Miami Dolphins star receiver Tyreek Hill is a candidate for Offensive Player of the Year, but not MVP.

A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league completed voting before the playoffs began in January.

A look at some of Patrick Mahomes' best games this season to capture his second MVP award.

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A look at some of Patrick Mahomes’ best games this season to capture his second MVP award.

A look at some of Patrick Mahomes’ best games this season to capture his second MVP award.

Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, helped Kansas City to a 14-3 record in the regular season, earning the Chiefs the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Mahomes led the NFL with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs. He received 49 of 50 AP first-team All-Pro votes.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Hurts had 3,701 yards passing, 760 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns, combining to lead the Eagles to a 14-3 record in the regular season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Eagles host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. live on Sky Sports NFL from 8 o’clock.

Watch the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from MVP contender Jalen Hurts.

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Watch the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from MVP contender Jalen Hurts.

Watch the best plays of the 2022 NFL season so far from MVP contender Jalen Hurts.

Minnesota Vikings star Jefferson is the only wide receiver to be named an MVP finalist, leading the NFL with 128 catches and 1,809 yards in his third season in the league. Jefferson was one of two unanimous AP All-Pro selections, along with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

A look at Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson's best catches this season, the only wide receiver with a shout to win the MVP award.

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A look at Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson’s best catches this season, the only wide receiver with a shout to win the MVP award.

A look at Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson’s best catches this season, the only wide receiver with a shout to win the MVP award.

San Francisco edge rusher Nick Bosa, Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons are finalists for the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.

Bosa led the NFL with 18 1/2 sacks in 2022, Jones had 15 1/2 and Parsons 14 1/2 in just his second year in the league.

Brian Dayball, Sean McDermott, Doug Pederson, Kyle Shanahan and Nick Sirianni round out the top five AP Coaches of the Year.

Daboll led the New York Giants to a 9-7-1 record in his first season as head coach. McDermott led Buffalo to a third straight AFC East division title and ably led the Bills through a traumatic cardiac arrest suffered by one of their players, Damar Hamlin, on the field in a Week 17 game against the Bengals.

Damar Hamlin received a standing ovation from the Buffalo crowd just 20 days after suffering cardiac arrest after participating in the Bills' matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Damar Hamlin received a standing ovation from the Buffalo crowd just 20 days after suffering cardiac arrest after participating in the Bills’ matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Damar Hamlin received a standing ovation from the Buffalo crowd just 20 days after suffering cardiac arrest after participating in the Bills’ matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Pederson, a former Super Bowl winner with the Eagles, led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 9-8 record and the AFC South title in his first year with the team. Meanwhile, Sirianni’s Eagles prepare for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, where they host Shanahan’s 49ers.

San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy, a seventh-round draft pick for the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, is also in the running for the award, along with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Kenneth Walker III and New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson.

Purdy received the “Mr. It’s a no-brainer for being the last player selected in the draft, an NFL tradition since 1976, but he appears to be the first rookie QB to ever appear in a Super Bowl and potentially the first to win.

Check out the best plays of rookie Brock Purdy, aka this season's Mr. Irrelevant.  After taking over from Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback for the 49ers, he led them on a seven-game winning streak.

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Check out the best plays of rookie Brock Purdy, aka this season’s Mr. Irrelevant. After taking over from Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback for the 49ers, he led them on a seven-game winning streak.

Check out the best plays of rookie Brock Purdy, aka this season’s Mr. Irrelevant. After taking over from Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback for the 49ers, he led them on a seven-game winning streak.

Starting the season as the third-string QB, Purdy stepped in after injuries to starter Trey Lance and backup Jimmy Garoppolo. He led San Francisco to a 5-0 record as a starter and has since secured back-to-back playoff victories to book a trip to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship Game.

Seahawks running back Walker led all rookies with 1,050 yards rushing and nine TDs, while Wilson led all rookies with 83 catches and 1,103 yards.

New York Jets cornerback Sous Gardner talks to Sky Sports about his team's huge win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and his cheesehead celebrations afterward.

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New York Jets cornerback Sous Gardner talks to Sky Sports about his team’s huge win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and his cheesehead celebrations afterward.

New York Jets cornerback Sous Gardner talks to Sky Sports about his team’s huge win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and his cheesehead celebrations afterward.

Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sus” Gardner, Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Seahawks cornerback Tariq Vullen are among the finalists for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith are named AP Player of the Year.

Watch San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian McCaffrey's best plays from the 2022 season.

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Watch San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian McCaffrey’s best plays from the 2022 season.

Watch San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian McCaffrey’s best plays from the 2022 season.

Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen are finalists for AP Assistant Coach of the Year.

This was the first year for the new AP voting system. Voters selected the top five for MVP and the top three for all other awards. First place votes for MVP were worth 10 points. Second through fifth place votes were worth five, three, two and one points.

For all other awards, first place votes are equal to five points, second place is equal to three points, and third place is equal to one point.

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