Rank 'Em: NFL MVP Candidates

Created: December 2, 2009, 11:25 AM

It's hard to argue Drew Brees' MVP credentials.

How do you size up the NFL MVP race?

Drew Brees became the first quarterback to throw five touchdown passes against a Bill Belichick-led defense with a 38-17 drubbing of the Patriots on Monday Night Football. But Brett Favre has quietly led the Vikings to a 10-1 record and has a quarterback rating virtually equal to Brees.

Which players are out in front of the race for MVP? Click on the photos below to set your rankings.

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


 
 
  • Jared Allen
    DE, Vikings
    12.5 sacks, 38 tackles
  • Tom Brady
    QB, Patriots
    96.5 QB rating
    Passing: 20 TD, 8 INT
  • Drew Brees
    QB, Saints
    112.6 QB rating
    Passing: 27 TD, 9 INT
  • Elvis Dumervil
    DE, Broncos
    14.0 sacks, 37 tackles
  • Brett Favre
    QB, Vikings
    112.1 QB rating
    Passing: 24 TD, 3 INT
  • Chris Johnson
    RB, Titans
    Rushing: 1,396 YDS, 9 TD
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
    RB, Jaguars
    Rushing: 1001 YDS, 13 TD
  • Peyton Manning
    QB, Colts
    102.5 QB rating
    Passing: 24 TD, 11 INT
  • Randy Moss
    WR, Patriots
    66 REC, 992 YDS, 8 TD
  • Adrian Peterson
    RB, Vikings
    Rushing: 1084 YDS, 12 TD
  • Philip Rivers
    QB, Chargers
    101.6 QB rating
    Passing: 19 TD, 6 INT
  • Aaron Rodgers
    QB, Packers
    104.9 QB rating
    Passing: 22 TD, 5 INT
  • Darren Sharper
    S, Saints
    8 INT (3 TD), 46 tackles
  • Reggie Wayne
    WR, Colts
    79 REC, 987 YDS, 9 TD
  • Charles Woodson
    CB, Packers
    7 INT (2 TD), 54 tackles