Johnny Manziel Johnny Manziel (CHI) led the Bears to a 15-1 record in his first season in Chicago and led the Bears to a #1 seed in the NFC. Johnny threw for 4,739 yards, 37 touchdowns, a 121.8 QBR, and completed 68% of this throws. For a team that went 5-11 last season and finished last in the NFC North, Manziel rejuvenated this team and the city for that matter. He also rushed 59 times for 460 yards (7.8 YPC) and 4 touchdowns, he has become a monster to deal with in the NFC and a nightmare to plan against. You can only assume that the folks in Cleveland are shaking their heads at the decision to trade this young man despite his off the field issues. Robert Griffin III Robert Griffin III was a guy that nobody would have predicted to be QB1 this season in Washington, let alone a contender for the NFL's MVP trophy. In the first two games of the regular season the Redskins implemented a 3 QB system between RG3, Kirk Cousins, and Colt McCoy before finally deciding to give Griffin the reigns of the offense. This 3 QB system cost RG3 some of the numbers that most experts look at when deciding on this trophy. However you can't argue against what he has done on the field leading the Redskins to a 12-4 record, a #3 seed in the NFC, and a perfect 6-0 record in the NFC East. He threw for 4,119 yards, 36 TD's against only 9 INT's and completed 68% of his passes. RG3 also rushed 89 times for 652 (7.3 YPC) and 7 TD's. Jeremy Langford It's not very often you will find multiple individuals from the same team on the MVP candidate list, but with the Bears high-powered offense it was impossible to leave Langford off the list. As a rookie in the NFL he rushed 329 times for 1835 yards (breaking Eric Dickerson's rookie record 1808 yards) and 21 touchdowns (also rookie record). He also turned 39 receptions into 394 yards receiving and 1 touchdown. With the Bears publicly shopping Matt Forte it's fair to assume that you will see Langford on this list for years to come. Jameis Winston Jameis joins Langford on this list of rookies who are in competition for MVP as well as ROY this year in the NFL. Jameis led the Bucs to a surprising 10-5 season and clinching the NFC South and a playoff berth. Jameis has thrown for 4,757 yards through 15 games so far, compiling 38 touchdowns and completing 65% of his passes. He also rushed for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, one can assume that he will continue to learn how to use his legs at the next level and you can expect these numbers to improve. Jameis was forced to air it out as the Bucs defense struggled and the running game was unable to help the young rookie out. With the help of a great receiving corp you can assume that Winston will be an MVP-type for many more years. Teddy Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater has led the Vikings to an 11-4 record so far and a berth in the playoffs for Minnesota. Teddy has piled up 4,088 yards and 36 touchdowns while completing a staggering 70% of his passes, he also rushed for 3 touchdowns this year. Bridgewater has an extremely young receiving group to depend on which makes his numbers stand out that much more. Mike Wallace is the only person listed at WR for this team with more than 4 years in the NFL. Adrian Peterson was able to help the young QB out as this dual-attack offense kept defenses on their toes all season long. If ownership in Minnesota is able to acquire some real talent on the outside it would be interesting to see what Teddy could get those passing numbers up to in the years to come. Russell Wilson Russell Wilson was the goat in last years Super Bowl defeat to the Patriots when he threw an interception on the final offensive play of the game for Seattle. So how did he bounce back this season? He has led the Seahawks to a 13-2 record, a #2 seed in the NFC, and a bye in the playoffs. Russell has put up 3,794 yards and throw for 32 touchdowns and completing 61% of their passes. Wilson surprisingly only ran for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground this season, something I think will change next year. The acquisition of Jimmy Graham this offseason was a huge help as he led the Seahawks with 65 catches.