The NFL has had a rocky start so far to their season.
But even with everything going on, many players like Patrick Mahomes are having career defining years.
But you won’t believe which player is being named by many as the NFL’s MVP dark horse.
The NFL has been plagued with cancelled games due to coronavirus cases.
And they are in the midst of their worst year for viewership in decades.
So it’s not hard to imagine that many executives in the NFL wished this year had been a little different for the league.
But even with many hiccups to the season, there have been many standout players this year who are having career defining years.
Just look at Patrick Mahomes who has been collecting NFL records like trading cards and has already thrown 26 touchdowns this season with six weeks to go in the regular season.
Patrick Mahomes threw 26 pass TD this season before Trayvon Mullen's 2nd-quarter interception, Mahomes' 2nd of 2020
Mahomes tied Drew Brees' all-time record (set in 2018) for most pass TD (26) before a player's 2nd INT in a single season
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 23, 2020
But even with all the flashy young players in the NFL, one player is emerging as the NFL’s MVP frontrunner.
With a perfect record, 24 touchdowns, and a passing rating over 101, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has made the most out of his return to the NFL after tearing up his elbow just last year.
And every week, the 38-year-old semi-athletic quarterback has been making plays and throwing dimes into the endzone.
Chase Claypool with the 31 yard td from Ben Roethlisberger pic.twitter.com/v0GREU3TzM
— TUFF TALK (@TUFFPOD) November 22, 2020
But even with their so-far perfect season and his name being tossed around as the NFL’s MVP, Big Ben and his team are focused on doing more this year – bringing the Steelers’ 7th Lombardi Trophy back to Pittsburgh.