Rank 'Em: NFL MVP Candidates

Created: November 18, 2009, 10:05 AM

Where does Chris Johnson rank?

How do you size up the NFL MVP race?

The Titans still have a long way to go to even get a sniff of the wild-card race, but is Chris Johnson ripping off big enough chunks of yardage to earn a place in the MVP race? The only running back to top 1,000 rushing yards so far, Johnson also plays for a team that has three more wins than it did three games ago.

Which players are out in front of the race for MVP? Rank the candidates below.

And be sure to check out Mike Sando's blog for ESPN.com's MVP Watch.

  • Jared Allen
    DE, Vikings
    10.5 sacks, 35 tackles
  • Cedric Benson
    RB, Bengals
    Rushing: 859 YDS, 6 TD
  • Tom Brady
    QB, Patriots
    100.6 QB rating
    Passing: 19 TD, 6 INT
  • Drew Brees
    QB, Saints
    104.6 QB rating
    Passing: 19 TD, 9 INT
  • Brett Favre
    QB, Vikings
    107.5 QB rating
    Passing: 17 TD, 3 INT
  • Chris Johnson
    RB, Titans
    Rushing: 1,091 YDS, 8 TD
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
    RB, Jaguars
  • Peyton Manning
    QB, Colts
    104.2 QB rating
    Passing: 20 TD, 7 INT
  • Randy Moss
    WR, Patriots
    58 REC, 891 YDS, 7 TD
  • Adrian Peterson
    RB, Vikings
    Rushing: 917 YDS, 11 TD
  • Philip Rivers
    QB, Chargers
    97.9 QB rating
    Passing: 16 TD, 6 INT
  • Ben Roethlisberger
    QB, Steelers
    97.1 QB rating
    Passing: 14 TD, 8 INT
  • Tony Romo
    QB, Cowboys
    93.5 QB rating
    Passing: 14 TD, 6 INT
  • Darren Sharper
    S, Saints
    7 INT (3 TD), 35 tackles
  • Reggie Wayne
    WR, Colts
    69 REC, 879 YDS, 8 TD