Two of the top candidates for the 2017 NFL MVP award are quarterbacks Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagle). In a recent interview with TMZ, Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy lead actor Chris Pratt shared who he favors among these elite passers.

As an avid supporter of the Seattle Seahawks, Chris Pratt said it is just right that Russell Wilson is in the running for NFL MVP this 2017 season. Pratt stated that he is "proud" of the one-time Super Bowl (XLVIII) winner. He also made sure people did not forget that the Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles at home, 24-10, a few days back.

Despite his adoration for the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, Chris Pratt praised Carson Wentz and the Eagles. He claimed that Wentz is a "hell of a football player," while calling the Eagles a "good team."

Terrific seasons

Chris Pratt was right when he stated that Russell Wilson is an NFL MVP candidate. Wilson is having one of his best outings, even though his team dealt with numerous problems.

In 12 appearances so far for the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson recorded 276 completions (442 pass attempts) for 3,256 yards and 26 touchdowns. The 29-year-old veteran already bested his touchdown tally from the 2016 season which is 21. Perhaps the only downside is his interception count. Wilson threw eight interceptions in the Seahawks' present campaign, three more and he is going to tie his career-worst of 11 that he also had in the previous season.

Chris Pratt was correct as well when he labeled Carson Wentz as a "hell of a football player." The second-year quarterback is showing why the Philadelphia Eagles made the right decision of choosing him in last year's NFL Draft. In 12 games, Wentz completed 242-of-399 passes for 3,005 yards and a career-best 29 touchdowns. The 24-year-old just had six interceptions.

This stat line is the reason why the former North Dakota State standout is competing with Russell Wilson for the MVP award.

Up Next

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, who are second in the NFC West with an 8-4 record, will return on the road for their Week 14 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 10. The Seahawks are heading into the contest riding a two-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are aiming to bounce back after suffering only their second loss this season. This Sunday, they continue a three-game road trip when they play the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz and the Eagles are at 10-2 to lead the NFC East.