Power Ranking The Top 10 NFL MVP Candidates Going Into Week 10

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Top 10 NFL MVP Candidates

Top 10 NFL MVP Candidates
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There have been quite a few players worthy of mentioning in the MVP race so far this season. Some have been carrying their team all season long, while others have been putting up great stats and doing their part even though their team’s record isn’t the greatest.

Solid quarterback play has been quite the trend this season for the top teams in the league, and this top 10 list shows that seven of the players are indeed quarterbacks. All 10 of these players could arguably be a quarterback, but some teams have players at another position that mean more to their specific team, which is why they make this list instead.

The majority of players on this list are from one of the top teams in the league, but some make the list even though their team is in the middle of the pack of the league standings. Regardless of what their team’s record is, everyone on this list is a huge part of their respective team, and without these players, the teams would not be nearly as good as they currently are or would straight up plummet right down the standings.

Some of this list was easy to rank, but there are quite a few tight battles for ranking position in this year’s MVP race. Outcomes later this season may very well shake this list right up, but as of right now, this is how the top 10 MVP contenders rank through week 10 of this season.

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10. Tony Romo

Tony Romo
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Everyone loves to hate on Tony Romo, but one thing certainly can't be ignored. If it wasn't for Romo, the Dallas Cowboys would be a below .500 team. He is definitely worth of being in the MVP discussion.

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9. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers is the heart and soul of the Green Bay Packers' offense. Now that he's injured, depending on how Green Bay plays without him will determine what direction Rodgers moves on this list.

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8. A.J. Green

A.J. Green
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The Cincinnati Bengals are in first place of the AFC North and Green is the biggest reason why. If you remove him from the team, there is no way Cincinnati plays as good as they have to this point in the season.

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7. Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson
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Megatron is a freak of nature, and his spectacular catches have kept drives alive for the Detroit Lions. Without Calvin Johnson, Detroit would not be tied for first place right now in the NFC North.

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6. Drew Brees

Drew Brees
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Drew Brees has put up solid numbers so far this season, and has the New Orleans Saints running away with the NFC South.

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5. Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson
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The Seattle Seahawks are unstoppable at home, but on the road it's a different story. Regardless of where they are playing, Russel Wilson's arms and legs make huge plays that continue helping Seattle pick up wins and maintain their lead in the NFC West.

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4. Tom Brady

Tom Brady
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Rumors of Tom Brady's demise are extremely far fetched. He is still a dominant quarterback and is the only reason the New England Patriots are playing as good as they are now.

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3. Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck
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Andrew Luck's comparisons to Peyton Manning continue to grow, especially after he bested him in a head-to-head matchup. Winning his first MVP award in half the amount of time it took Manning to win his first would go a long way to help Luck get out of Manning's shadow.

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2. Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles
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The Kansas City Chiefs are the last remaining undefeated team in the league, and Charles' all-around ability is the biggest reason why. Kansas City's defense is solid, but without Charles, you have to wonder if the team could score enough points to win.

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1. Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning is currently the front runner for the MVP. How he and his Denver Broncos play against the Chiefs will determine if he stays on top of this list much longer.