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You’ll never Guess Who’s Favoured To Win NFL MVP. Again.

You’ll never Guess Who’s Favoured To Win NFL MVP. Again.

As Ric Flair said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.” That is why Tom Brady is the +600 favorite to win the MVP award for the upcoming 2018 NFL season.

Brady dominated the voting last season, taking 40 of the 50 votes to win the MVP – claiming the third such award of his legendary career. Despite being 40 years old, he led the NFL in passing yards and sat inside the top five in completion percentage, TD-to-INT ratio and quarterback rating.

There has to be a point in time when Brady starts to slow down but it honestly feels like No. 12 could play at least another five years.

That being said, the New England Patriots offense will look a lot different in 2018 than it did in 2017. Gone is receiver Brandin Cooks. Gone is running back Dion Lewis. Gone is left tackle Nate Solder. If Brady is able to put up comparable numbers to last season despite the exodus of talent from the Pats, then he damn well deserves to win the MVP.

However, the guy to keep an eye on will be Carson Wentz (+1100). The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was undoubtedly the MVP front-runner until he got hurt 13 games into last season, allowing Brady to surpass him. When Wentz went down, he was pacing the NFL in touchdown passes and was in the top five in passing yards and rating.

We still don’t know when Wentz will be 100 percent healthy after tearing his ACL. That type of injury has a long recovery time and the young signal-caller may find himself on the sidelines come the start of the 2018 season under the worst-case scenario. But if he comes back healthy and playing like he did, then he could win the first of many MVPs.

The top odds for a non-quarterback belong to David Johnson, oddly enough. The Arizona Cardinals running back missed nearly the entire 2017 season with a wrist injury but things have changed in the desert during his time away from the field. Gone is head coach Bruce Arians and starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Now the entire Cards offense will revolve around Johnson. If he is healthy and ready to carry the massive load, he will get every opportunity to put himself into MVP consideration.

2018 NFL MVP Betting Odds
Player Odds
Tom Brady (NE) +600
Aaron Rodgers (GB) +700
Carson Wentz (PHI) +1100
Drew Brees (NO) +1100
Russell Wilson (SEA) +1200
Philip Rivers (LAC) +1400
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) +1600
Kirk Cousins (MIN) +1600
Jared Goff (LAR) +1600
Dak Prescott (DAL) +1800
Cam Newton (CAR) +1800
Matt Ryan (ATL) +2000
Derek Carr (OAK) +2000
Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) +2000
Matthew Stafford (DET) +2500
Andrew Luck (IND) +2500
Deshaun Watson (HOU) +2800
Alex Smith (WSH) +3300
Jameis Winston (TB) +3300
Eli Manning (NYG) +3300
David Johnson (ARZ) +3300
Marcus Mariota (TEN) +4000
Case Keenum (DEN) +4000
Blake Bortles (JAC) +5000
Joe Flacco (BAL) +5000
Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) +5000
Todd Gurley (LAR) +5000
Le’Veon Bell (PIT) +5000
Kareem Hunt (KC) +5000
Leonard Fournette (JAC) +5000
LeSean McCoy (BUF) +5000
Antonio Brown (PIT) +5000
Julio Jones (ATL) +6600
Andy Dalton (CIN) +10000
Mitch Trubisky (CHI) +10000
DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) +10000
AJ Green (CIN) +10000
Rob Gronkowski (NE) +10000
Patrick Mahomes (KC) +10000
Tyrod Taylor (CLE) +10000
JJ Watt (HOU) +10000

Odds as of April 9 at BetOnline

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