NFL Week 3 MVP race: Russell Wilson Takes a Commanding lead, Bills, Allen a Distant Second

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Russell Wilson is on a mission.

After a disappointing 2019 that saw Seattle’s signal-caller walk away without a single MVP vote, the size of the chip on his shoulder is in no way hindering his ability to throw the football.

Through the first three games of 2020, Russell has thrown for 14 touchdowns which is the most by any QB thus far. He has thrown for 14 touchdowns and just one interception. Wilson is a dynamic QB that does many things on the field, but one thing he does not do is give the ball to the other team. Every NFL head coach knows that ball security is imperative to a teams success, so the fact that Wilson’s one interception is his only turnover in 12 quarters of football, makes Pete Carroll a very happy man.


In a week that saw Wilson throw for five touchdowns in a second consecutive game, and take the division lead in the NFC West, it is difficult to not place him in the lead for MVP. With so many talented quarterbacks playing well this year, the race for second place is very tight. Look no further than the third year starter for the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen.

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Josh Allen led the Bills to the playoffs in 2019 but fans and analysts still had their doubts about his capabilities in the passing game. Now its 2020 and the Bills coaches have given Allen the weapons needed to perform at the highest level with not only his legs, but his rocket of an arm too.

And that’s exactly what Josh has done.

Josh Allen is blossoming into the dual threat QB that Buffalo envisioned he’d become when they took him with the 7th overall pick in 2018. Allen’s 1,038 passing yards after week three is the most in Bills history through three games. Allen came out of the gate with two big wins against the division rival Jets and Dolphins, and then led a game winning drive to take down the Los Angeles Rams.

Allen is proving that he can win. He’s proving that he can lead. He is proving to the AFC East and the rest of the league, that he will be a problem for years to come.

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