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

Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

54. . . . Jalen Hurts, Quarterback. 1. player

Through six weeks of the 2022 NFL season, Jalen Hurts has proven to be the NFL’s MVP.

Jalen Hurts has led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 6-0 record, but he has also shown that he has made phenomenal leaps in his ability to both read defenses and push the football down the field. Hurts has been electric for both the Eagles’ locker room and their fans, and the energy he brings to the room is a huge reason why the Eagles are the only team in the NFL that is still undefeated.

Jalen Hurts has amassed 12 total touchdowns through six games in 2022. That includes six through the air and six on the ground. No other quarterback has more than three rushing touchdowns in 2022.

Hurts is also seventh in the NFL in passing yards (1,514). He’s second to only Lamar Jackson in rushing yards by a quarterback (451 compared to 293 after six weeks). While Jalen isn’t leading the league in each of the traditional categories by which we measure a quarterback’s performance, he has climbed to the top of the board in many advanced stats while displaying some of the most unique intangibles. In short, the Eagles are off to a 6-0 start, and QB1 is the reason why.

Pro Football Focus has graded Jalen Hurts in the top five in both total offensive grades for quarterbacks, and passing. He is also ranked second only to Tom Brady in terms of quarterbacks who have started all six games in turnover-worthy plays, with 1.7% of his plays being deemed as turnover-worthy.

Jalen Hurts ranks second among starters with an adjusted completion percentage of 80.6%. He’s fifth among starters of all six games with a passer rating of 98.4. That’s up from 2021 (87.2) and 2020 (77.6).

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Philly’s QB1 has shown amazing growth under center and has developed into the perfect leader for this organization. He’s proven a lot already through six weeks, and if we were to hand out the MVP trophy now, he’d be the most deserving of the honor.

Bias has nothing to do with it. Jalen Hurts tops our MVP rankings (for now). We’ll see if he stays there as we continue to move through the regular season.