NFL Week 7 MVP Power Rankings: Can Jalen Hurts win the hardware?

Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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. . Nick Bosa, Defensive End. 6. player. 42.

Don’t blame Nick Bosa or Nick Chubb for their respective teams’ struggles.

The San Fransisco 49ers may only own a 3-3 record, but Nick Bosa has been playing like the best pass rusher in the NFL. Most importantly, the Niners are tied for the NFC West’s lead despite the .500 record.

Bosa has been nothing short of a freak of nature and a nightmare for opposing offenses. He currently leads the NFL in sacks, quarterback hits, and total pressures. He’s also done this while being the NFL’s most double-teamed lineman according to ESPN’s Seth Walder.

While Jalen Hurts and the Eagles soar, the rest of the NFL will look to bring Philadelphia back down to Earth. The MVP race in 2022 will be a close one. That’s also true about the race for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Eagles and Niners won’t meet during the regular season, but don’t be shocked if they’re locking horns sometime in January.

. . . Nick Chubb, running back. 5. player. 53

Nick Chubb currently sits alone as the only player with seven rushing touchdowns through six weeks of action. He leads the NFL in rushing yards (649) while averaging a whopping 5.9 yards per carry. That’s the most of any rusher with over 100 attempts on their resume.

Chubb has been the driving force of the Cleveland Browns’ offense and the one player who they have been able to consistently rely on to produce while they are without their starting quarterback.

This is the best running back in the NFL through six games, and if he can keep going, he’ll only gain more attention in the MVP conversation.