Some MVP odds have changed dramatically

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On Tuesday, we pointed out some of the new favorites in the revised MVP odds generated by the folks at Westgate. Beyond the guys now among those considered most likely to win it are some interesting developments, and a few intriguing potential wagers.

First, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s odd stand at 50-1, down from 100-1. At 50-1, it feels like a great bet. If he can stay healthy (and maybe that’s why the odds are 50-1), Jackson can definitely get votes.

Next, remember when early betting caused Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky‘s odds to plummet from 200-1 to 50-1? He’s now at 1,000-1.

Third, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at 20-1 is a bet to consider, given the possibility that he’ll emerge as a short-list candidate, if the Packers claim one of the top seeds in the NFC.

Fourth, how about Jimmy Garoppolo at 80-1? If the 49ers finish in the No. 1 seed and if Garoppolo starts racking up more passing stats down the stretch, he could creep into the discussion.

Lastly, the guys seeing their odds increase the most are Saints quarterback Drew Brees (10-1 to 500-1), Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (25-1 to 200-1 and should be higher), Rams quarterback Jared Goff (60-1 to 200-1), Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (25-1 to 200-1), Rams running back Todd Gurley (100-1 to 500-1 and should be much, much higher), and Giants backup quarterback Eli Manning (200-1 to 10,000-1).

So if you want to make an easy buck and if you have an extra $10,000 that you can do without until February 1, bet against Eli winning the MVP award and wait to cash your ticket.

35 responses to “Some MVP odds have changed dramatically

  1. If GB didn’t have Aaron Rodgers, they’d be lucky to have 2 wins. Call him a game manager if you’d like, but he’s the MVP if GB gets the 1-seed this year. If SEA get the 1-seed then Russell deserves it.

  2. If you just look at Jackson’s stats yeah he’s a candidate. If you watch him play not so much. It’s like a qb in a single wing offense.

  3. The Lamar Jackson detractors will do anything except admit that they were wrong. Tom Brady detractors still say he’s no good.

    It says more about the commenter than it does the player.

  4. Even coming from a vikes fan Rodgers should be the front runner. Might be a little homer but surprised dalvin cook isnt in the convo yet.

    And where is macaffery (sp)? I would put him directly behind Rodgers but its early.

  5. “Third, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at 20-1 is a bet to consider, given the possibility that he’ll emerge as a short-list candidate, if the Packers claim one of the top seeds in the NFC.”

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    THAT is laughable and it gets it on his past work only! Cousins has better numbers and he is an average QB at best. But gotta fit that Packer love in there somewhere right?

  6. “Fourth, how about Jimmy Garoppolo at 80-1? If the 49ers finish in the No. 1 seed and if Garoppolo starts racking up more passing stats down the stretch, he could creep into the discussion.”

    If he even makes it to the finish line he should be given a participation ribbon.

  7. As a stats guy, especially for QBs, this almost pains me to say, but Rodgers should be a top 3 candidate for MVP right now. Their receivers, not named Adams, can’t run routes or catch and he’s still dropping dimes into these chumps hands and winning games. That being said, Russel Wilson looks unstoppable right now, and I wouldn’t mind seeing McCaffery getting a few votes either.

  8. Folks keep ignoring what Brady is doing despite a depleted offense and very makeshift line. Yes the Pats top-ranked D are key to that 6-0, but that’s just the latest salty excuse to avoid giving it to the greatest ever QB as he chases his 10th SB showing in 19yrs. Insane statistic. Oh btw, in all-yards he passed Brees and Manning last year – thanks to his 11,179 playoff yards (another insane stat among so many).

  9. Mike Shereck says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    No Matthew Stafford nominations after that Mitch Trubisky performance on Monday night?

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    Stafford is an average QB that turns the ball over a lot with a big arm. He’s Jay Cutler caliber only worse, Cutler actually won playoff games. Why would he be nominated?

  10. f GB didn’t have Aaron Rodgers, they’d be lucky to have 2 wins. Call him a game manager if you’d like, but he’s the MVP if GB gets the 1-seed this year. If SEA get the 1-seed then Russell deserves it.
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    After watching the Detroit game I’d say , if the Packers didn’t have the refs on their side they would be lucky to have the wins they do!
    Nothing against Rodgers, he’s a terrific QB, Who just happens to have lots of love from the Refs!!

  11. Mike Shereck says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    No Matthew Stafford nominations after that Mitch Trubisky performance on Monday night?

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    What a great sense of humor, I was actually thinking this too!

    LoLions!

  12. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:58 am
    f GB didn’t have Aaron Rodgers, they’d be lucky to have 2 wins. Call him a game manager if you’d like, but he’s the MVP if GB gets the 1-seed this year. If SEA get the 1-seed then Russell deserves it.
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    After watching the Detroit game I’d say , if the Packers didn’t have the refs on their side they would be lucky to have the wins they do!
    Nothing against Rodgers, he’s a terrific QB, Who just happens to have lots of love from the Refs!!
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    You realize Detroit shouldn’t have even been leading in the game, correct? DET was awarded a phantom “TD” on 4th & goal.

  13. Umm, did you watch the replay from the other side/angle? Clearly shows the ball crossed the plane before the knee was down. Get outta here with that noise, homer.

  14. Who knows, may be a field goal kicker can win the MVP. It happened once before when Mark Mosley won it.

  15. “Mark Mosley won it”

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    Winning MVP in a strike shortened season isn’t really a honor that a player wants. Mark Moseley gets no respect. You even spelled his name wrong.

  16. factschecker says:
    October 16, 2019 at 11:35 am
    The Lamar Jackson detractors will do anything except admit that they were wrong. Tom Brady detractors still say he’s no good.

    It says more about the commenter than it does the player
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    Have you seen Brady play this year? Check your facts.

  17. Die hard Niner fan here. Have you been watching Niner games? They are undefeated more despite him than because of him. His role is more as a game manager with that running game and defense. No way he sniffs a mention of MVP…this year.

  18. I heard a local radio talk show host say that Matt Ryan is a better quarterback than Jimmy G. That is one of the biggest loads of rubbish I have ever heard in my entire life.

  19. For the last 19 years, from 2000-2018, zero team has won the Super Bowl if they have the NFL MVP that same season. For example Patrick Mahomes was the MVP in 2018, but The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl. Winning the MVP is not the goal of any team. Winning the Super Bowl is. There is a pack of cynical rovers on social media trashing Jimmy G. Nothing will convince them that Jimmy G. is a good quarterback. Not his 13-2 lifetime record in the NFL. In 2017, Jimmy G. won 5 straight games when he was installed as a starter, with a team that went 1-10 before he was allowed to start. Russell Wilson in comparison had a record of 2 wins and 3 losses during that same 5 game stretch. Look it up. Numbers do not lie. Cynical rovers do. Russell Wilson may (or may not) get more votes at the end of this season for MVP, but Jimmy G. is likely to have a better win-loss record for Frisco in 2019.

    Move over rovers, and let Jimmy take over. —Jimmi Hendrix.

  20. Russell Wilson has won against teams with a combined record of 9-20-1. Only beat Rams because their kicker choked, got a W against the Browns because they self destructed with interceptions, dropped passes, and and a blocked punt. They’re lucky to be 5-1, should be 3-3. Seattle is a mirage. An overachieving .500 team. One and done in playoffs.

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