Hurts, Jefferson, Mahomes among AP NFL MVP finalists


              San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) rolls out against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
            
              FILE - From left: Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes. Allen, Burrow, Hurts, Jefferson and Mahomes are finalists for Most Valuable Player in The Associated Press 2022 end of season awards. (AP Photo/File)
            
              FILE - Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) gestures to fans after the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 9, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa, Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and Parsons are the finalists for AP Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
            
              FILE - Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) hits Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL football game Jan. 1, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa, Jones and Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons are the finalists for AP Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) rushes during the team's NFL football game against the Washington Commanders, Dec.24, 2022, in Santa Clara, Calif. Bosa, Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons are the finalists for AP Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker, File)
            
              FILE - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) scores on an 8-yard touchdown reception next to Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. Jalen Hurts, Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
            
              FILE - New York Giants coach Brian Daboll stands along the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Nov. 20, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. Daboll, Doug Pederson and Kyle Shanahan are the finalists for AP Coach of the Year award. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson walks onto the field for warmups for the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Dec. 18, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. Brian Daboll, Pederson and Kyle Shanahan are the finalists for AP Coach of the Year award. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Santa Clara, Calif., Nov. 27, 2022. Brian Daboll, Doug Pederson and Shanahan are the finalists for AP Coach of the Year award.  (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
            
              FILE - Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs for a touchdown during the team's NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 14, 2023, in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy, Walker and New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson are the finalists for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker, File)
            
              FILE - New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) makes a catch against Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou (28) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Oct. 9, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III and Wilson are the finalists for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
            
              FILE - New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner celebrates a stop against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game Jan. 1, 2023, in Seattle. Gardner, Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen are the finalists for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 14, 2023. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, McCaffrey and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith are the finalists for AP Comeback Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
            
              FILE - New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during an NFL football game Jan. 1, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith are the finalists for AP Comeback Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
            
              FILE - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen (27) celebrates after intercepting a Los Angeles Rams pass during the first half of an NFL football game Dec. 4, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. New York Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Woolen are the finalists for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (97) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Hutchinson and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen are the finalists for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
            
              FILE - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) runs with the ball during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Jan. 8, 2023, in Seattle. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and Smith are the finalists for AP Comeback Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr, File)
            
              FILE - Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson watches from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. Johnson, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen are the finalists for AP Assistant Coach of the Year. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans celebrate on the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Washington Commanders, Dec. 24, 2022, in Santa Clara, Calif. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, Ryans and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen are the finalists for AP Assistant Coach of the Year.(AP Photo/Scot Tucker, File)
            
              Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) speaks with fans after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs won 27-20. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Hurts, Jefferson, Mahomes among AP NFL MVP finalists