Russell Wilson now the betting favorite to be NFL MVP

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the new favorite to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player.

The latest odds at the Westgate Las Vegas have Wilson at 2/1, making him the favorite six weeks into the 2019 season.

For as good a career as Wilson has had, he’s never received even a single vote for league MVP, which is chosen each year by a panel of 50 members of the media. This year he has a great chance.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the preseason favorite to repeat as MVP, now has the second-best odds, at 9/4. Next is Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson at 4/1.

Wilson, Mahomes and Watson are the clear favorites, and after them is Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey at 12/1.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are both listed at 20/1, as is Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is at 25/1.

28 responses to “Russell Wilson now the betting favorite to be NFL MVP

  1. thefiesty1 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    Under what criteria? The Seahawks can’t get out of the wild card round!
    Seahawks got out of the wild card round in Wilson’s rookie season. They skipped the wild card round the following two years, then got out of the wild card round two seasons in a row after that.

    So, yeah…

  2. Pete Carroll will bungle away a playoff game playing run run pass punt again. It’s a lock. He will then hold a press conference saying the future looks bright, and next season we will run run pass punt again in the playoffs.

  3. Vegas predicted the LAmbs would beat Frisco by 3 points, and we all know what happened. By the way, the 49ers were 20 to 1 favorites to win the SB earlier in the season, but the leatest odds are 10 to 1. The odds can and do change.

    Here is some real statistics. The last time the NFL MVP won the Super Bowl was 20 years ago, when Kurt Warner was named the MVP and the then St. Louis Lambs won the Super Bowl. That means the odds that Seattle will win the Super Bowl, if Russell Wilson wins the MVP award, is about 20 to 1.

  4. All I heard yesterday was “Mahomes…blah…blah…blah…” I replied, “Enough about him. He has nothing but numbers! Talk to me when the cat wins a Super Bowl and not until. There is a former SB champ in Seattle slowing creeping his team into position for a playoff pounce.”

  5. the8man says:
    October 15, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    All I heard yesterday was “Mahomes…blah…blah…blah…” I replied, “Enough about him. He has nothing but numbers! Talk to me when the cat wins a Super Bowl and not until. There is a former SB champ in Seattle slowing creeping his team into position for a playoff pounce.”

    By former SB champ do you mean the one that threw that pick on the goal line against the Patriots? That former SB champ?

  6. Mahomes’ case is going to be hit by his bum ankle. He was a different guy this past Sunday. If that doesn’t heal up quickly, Wilson will remain the favorite. Why? Because he carries that team. That’s hard to do in the NFL which is one of the most team-oriented of team sports.

  7. Tom Brady was named the MVP in 2017, but Nick Foles won the Super Bowl for Philadelphia. Matt Ryan was named MVP in 2016, but Tom Brady won the SB for New England. Cam Newton was the MVP in 2015 but Peyton Manning won the SB for Denver. Peyton Manning was the MVP in 2013, but the 13th man (officials who stitched the flag to their back pockets while Seattle grabbed an held receivers) won the SB for Seattle.

  8. I think he is the best QB at this moment His offense line isnt that Great and his receivers are not elite but he makes it work.My biggest problem with Russel Wilson is him doing good deads and posting them all over his social Media If you do a good deed my opinion do you for the right reasons not for publicity.Having a nephew 8 years old who went through cancer and was knocking on Death Door having his picture with Russel wilson all over his social media accounts would bother me All good deads go unnoticed

  9. Someone claiming Tom Brady should be MVP, its not a lifetime achievement award.

    Belichick and that defense are carrying this team to undeacted this year. Brady is along for the ride like Manning in his final year with the Broncos.

  10. I wonder if its because he keeps his head down and just gets on with it, says nothing controversial, doesn’t call out team mates, be disrespectful towards opponents, or acts big headed, that he doesn’t get the attention his extremely consistent play has warranted over the last 7 and a bit years.

    More power to him, totally deserves the mvp talk, although no doubt Russ being Russ, he’d happily swap it for another Lombardi.

    Seattle to finish 12-4, which may still be not enough to win the division (although for sure a wildcard) if the 9’rs are legit but we will see

  11. leatherhead41 says:
    October 15, 2019 at 11:24 pm
    It’s the middle of October, Still a lot of football to be played!

    Without question. But the media is always going to start these debates ASAP so may as well monitor the race.

    There is no question at this point in time the MVP is Russ. A lot can change very quickly, but given how weak the Hawks’ secondary now is and the dumpster fire of an o-line he continues to play behind…what he is doing is simply amazing.

    I don’t even want to know where they’d be at without him.

  12. I heard the 12th singing Nicolette Larson’s song, “It’s gonna take a lotta luck, to change the ways things are. It’s gonna take a lotta luck, or we won’t go too far.”

    WIthout a lotta luck, the LAmbs would have made the field goal in Putrid Sound Stadium, and they would have been 4-2, just like Seattle. It is gonna take a lotta of the same kind of luck for Seattle to make the playoffs in 2019.

  13. The 35 million dollar game manager is 2-4 in the playoffs, starting with the Super Bowl in which he was intercepted by Malcolm Butler in the end zone. Getting to the playoffs simply means an early exit in all likelihood. Seattle would not have gone to the Super Bowl against New England if their receivers did not make some miracle catches and recover the onside kick against Green Bay. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than to be good. Seattle has been very lucky, but no one can count on luck.

  14. It’s too bad he is limited by how they choose to use him. If they had their foot on the gas the entire game he would be putting up insane numbers. But they choose to play not to lose instead of playing to win.

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