(14 votes: Bhanpuri, Blair, Brandt, Casserly, Chadiha, Filice, Hall, Jones-Drew, Mariucci, Pioli, Rank, Ross, Shook, Thomas)
2. Patrick Mahomes (13 votes: Baldinger, Battista, Bergman, Cersosimo, Goodbread, Grant, Lewis, Parr, Patra, Rosenthal, Sessler, Trotter, Zierlein)
3. Derek Carr (1 vote: Carr)
Why Steve Mariucci chose Russell Wilson: In Year 9, Wilson’s finally getting the credit he deserves. He’s never received a single MVP vote, but that drought will end in a few months, given the sparkling campaign he’s putting together. I sat down with Russ ahead of last week’s contest in Buffalo (I know that particular game wasn’t pretty) and his investment in his craft is second to none. The reason Seattle’s sitting in the driver’s seat of a loaded NFC West? Wilson’s main goal is to win, period. If the MVP trophy comes with it, so be it.