There is no shortage of NFL MVP contenders this season, thanks largely in part to the depth at quarterback throughout the league. Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Tony Romo can all make cases for recognition, in addition to running backs DeMarco Murray, Le’Veon Bell and Marshawn Lynch, and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

One name not on that list is (was) Russell Wilson‘s. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback turned in another incredible performance on Sunday night against the division-leading Arizona Cardinals, though, passing for 339 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for another 88 yards and a touchdown in a 35-6 win. It was the Seahawks’ fifth straight win, eighth win in their last nine games, and Wilson’s fifth game this year with at least 200 passing yards and 70 rushing yards.

Now, for the season, Wilson has 3,236 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 842 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Not only is Wilson the top-ranked quarterback in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and yards-per-carry; he’s 15th in the league among all players in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, and first (first!) in yards-per-carry.

Monday morning on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio’s The Morning B/Reakawy, Dan Levy argued that it’s time for Wilson to enter that MVP discussion.

“You can’t stop him. … This is a dangerous team clicking on all cylinders right now. Everybody in the NFL needs to be nervous about Seattle,” Levy said. “Russell Wilson is making people think, ‘Hey, remember when we handed Aaron Rodgers the MVP?’ … He’s making people forget about that right now.”

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