MVP Watch: Josh Allen Edges Ahead Of Kyler Murray And Dak Prescott

We're through the first 10 weeks of the 2021 NFL season, which means it's time to start doing our weekly check-in on the MVP race. We'll use this space over the next several weeks to take the temperature of our rotating panel of experts, trying to get a feel for who is in the lead, who is in contention, who is hanging on the fringes, and how those groups are changing from week to week. 

Each of our experts was asked to submit their top five MVP rankings. Five points were awarded for a first-place vote, four for a second-place vote, three for a third-place vote, two for a fourth-place vote, and one for a fifth-place vote.

At the moment, we appear to have a wide-open race. There was not a single player who appeared on every MVP ballot submitted by our writers. We had 12 different players receive at least one vote, including two pairs of teammates. The leader in vote points has just one more point than the second-place player, and that player is just two points ahead of the two players tied for third. In other words, it's anybody's game -- even if there does appear to be an inner-circle of contenders consisting of five quarterbacks playing at an extremely high level. 

Without further ado, let's get to the voting...

The panel of voters: Jonathan Jones, Will Brinson, Ryan Wilson, Jared Dubin, Tyler Sullivan, Josh Edwards, Jeff Kerr, Jordan Dajani, Bryan DeArdo

The full MVP leaderboard

1. Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (23)

2. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (22)

T-3. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott; Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (20)

5. Bills QB Josh Allen (17)

6. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (12)

7. Rams WR Cooper Kupp (7)

8. Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (6)

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