Watt hit Brady a lot Monday night, but the defensive end probably needed an epic performance to seriously get voters thinking about picking him. Watt remains this high on our list because he has affected games as much as a defensive player can.
He'd be a great MVP candidate most years. He probably has the best shot to unseat one of the Hall of Fame quarterbacks above if he reaches 2,000 rushing yards and Minnesota makes the playoffs. At this point, we're afraid to bet against him.
Rodgers leads the NFL in touchdowns per throw once again. His 29 to eight TD-to-INT ratio matches Manning. Rodgers only ranks behind Manning and Brady because of an uneven start to the year and fewer big plays out of the Packers' offense.