Top 5 NFL MVPs
No. 5: 2006 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
Stats: 348 rush, 1,815 rush yds, 28 rush TD, 56 rec, 508 rec yds, 3 rec TD
Speaking of incredible running back seasons, the only one that actually makes the top 5 is LaDainian Tomlinson. Sure, he didn’t eclipse the 2,000-yard mark; however, he did prove to be a dynamic threat in the pass game, hauling in more than 50 catches for more than 500 yards and a few touchdowns, breaking the touchdown record that was set just the season before by Alexander. Tomlinson’s MVP season helped lead the Chargers to an NFL-best 14-2 record. San Diego ended up losing at home to the Patriots 24-21 in the divisional round of the playoffs.
No. 4: 2018 Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Stats: 66.0%, 5,097 pass yds, 50 pass TD, 12 INT, 80.5 QBR, 60 rush, 272 rush yds, 2 rush TD
Last season, Patrick Mahomes was starting for the first time during his NFL career, and well, he was a natural. Not only did he throw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, but he revolutionized the position by tossing no-look passes on the run and achieving athletic accomplishments that we’ve never seen more. The dynamic QB finished with an AFC-best 12-4 record and made a run to the AFC title game, before falling to the mighty Patriots in an epic overtime showdown.