Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates After Week 4

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NFL MVP Candidates Heading Into Week 5

NFL MVP Candidates Heading Into Week 5
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Four weeks of play are in the books and we definitely have some familiar names atop the NFL MVP power rankings, which include a lot of quarterbacks. However, there are two players that are not quarterbacks and you'll likely be surprised to see both of them, but especially No. 5 on the list, who is a defensive player.

Even still, the lone defender on this list doesn't lead the league in any major statistical category; he's simply a play-maker who has redefined the word "clutch" through four games this season while helping his team to an undefeated record. He's also a major trash-talker with a high-class education. We may have given him away already, but it's still fun to see him on the list.

Of course, there are some very familiar names on this list as well, including the one that's pretty much set in stone at the top. Here are the top five most valuable players heading into Week 5:

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5. Richard Sherman

5. Richard Sherman
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Richard Sherman may not break the record in any single statistical category this year, but the dude has made plays for the Seahawks when it matters most and his pick six to virtually win the game against Houston in Week 4 was enough to earn him a nomination.

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4. Reggie Bush

4. Reggie Bush
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Reggie Bush has already missed time due to injury, but he's played like an MVP during his time on the field and is the primary reason why the Lions are 3-1 and atop the NFC North.

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3. Tom Brady

3. Tom Brady
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Tom Brady hasn't been perfect through four games, but his team is undefeated because he has overcome adversity and injury to his key weapons.

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2. Drew Brees

2. Drew Brees
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Drew Brees was magnificent again on Monday night and reminded everyone that he's an MVP candidate and his team is a Super Bowl contender.

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1. Peyton Manning

1. Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning is still so far ahead in this race that it's hard to describe. The man is on pace for almost 6,000 yards and 64 touchdowns this year and his team has won four blowouts to start the season. 'Nuff said.

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