Joe Montana Division
4. Drew Brees (LW: 6)
Brees moves back into the top division, and rightfully so. He jumps Prescott and Rodgers after engineering a last-second win over the Carolina Panthers at the Superdome. Brees threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, helping New Orleans get to 9-2.
3. Russell Wilson (LW: 2)
Wilson needed to drop a spot after a poor game in Philadelphia. The Seahawks won 17-9 and are firmly in the NFC playoff picture, but Wilson struggled to complete half his throws. On the season, he remains an MVP candidate with 24 touchdowns against three interceptions while hitting on 67.3 percent of his attempts.
2. Lamar Jackson (LW: 3)
M.V.P. Jackson accounted for nearly 300 yards of offense in the Baltimore Ravens’ 45-6 blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. The 22-year-old threw for five touchdowns in an effort that may have cemented Jackson as the clear MVP favorite through 12 weeks. Unreal.
1. Patrick Mahomes (LW: 1)
Mahomes is the best quarterback in football, even with Jackson making a tremendous run at the title. Nobody can make the amount of plays Mahomes does on a weekly basis, both with his arm and mind. Despite missing almost three full games, Mahomes ranks ninth in passing yardage (2,808) and seventh in passing touchdowns (19). He’s also tops among all qualified quarterbacks with an 8.7 YPA. Ridiculous.
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