Rank 'Em: NFL MVP Candidates

Created: December 30, 2009, 11:12 AM

Where does Philip Rivers rank?

How do you size up the NFL MVP race?

There is no hotter team in the league right now than Philip Rivers' San Diego Chargers. Behind the stellar play of their quarterback the Chargers have won 10 straight games and are looking like a serious Super Bowl threat. Rivers has thrown for over 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns this season, but will he crack SportsNation's Top 5?

Which players lead the NFL MVP race? Rank the candidates below. And don't forget to check out Mike Sando's blog for ESPN.com's MVP Watch.

  • Tom Brady
    QB, Patriots
  • Drew Brees
    QB, Saints
  • Brett Favre
    QB, Vikings
  • Andre Johnson
    WR, Texans
  • Chris Johnson
    RB, Titans
  • Peyton Manning
    QB, Colts
  • Donovan McNabb
    QB, Eagles
  • Adrian Peterson
    RB, Vikings
  • Philip Rivers
    QB, Chargers
  • Aaron Rodgers
    QB, Packers
  • Tony Romo
    QB, Cowboys
  • Charles Woodson
    CB, Packers