The 2019 NFL MVP candidates, ranked each week

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The 2019 NFL MVP candidates, ranked each week
The 2019 NFL MVP candidates, ranked each week

A decade ago, Peyton Manning won the 2009 NFL MVP Award with 33 touchdown passes, 16 interceptions, and a 99.9 passer rating. Those numbers probably wouldn't even warrant a Pro Bowl nod in 2019, let alone the league's top honor. It takes gaudy stats to stand out in the NFL of today. Patrick Mahomes was happy to oblige in 2018 with 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns. Only seven players have ever topped 5,000 passing yards, and Mahomes joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only three to ever reach 50 passing touchdowns. Who will step up to the plate in 2019? There's no shortage of contenders. With several NFL players — mostly quarterbacks — racking up monster numbers, we'll keep track of

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