Patrick Mahomes favorite to win 2020 MVP award

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Lamar Jackson‘s odds to win the 2020 MVP award are better than they were before the 2019 season. But the Ravens quarterback is not the favorite.

The Westgate Sportsbook lists Patrick Mahomes as the favorite for the 2020 award with 4-1 odds.

Mahomes, of course, won the league MVP award in 2018 and the Super Bowl LIV MVP award Sunday.

During the NFL Honors show the day before Super Bowl LIV, Jackson became only the second player ever to win the league MVP award unanimously. He joined Tom Brady, who was the unanimous winner in 2010.

It’s a good bet Jackson won’t repeat based on history. Peyton Manning is the last player to win back-to-back MVP awards, winning it in 2008 and again in ’09.

Manning, Brett Favre and Joe Montana are the only players ever to win back-to-back MVPs. Manning accomplished the feat twice, and Favre won it three years in a row from 1995-97, sharing the ’97 award with Barry Sanders.

The other leaders for the 2020 MVP award are Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (10-1), Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (12-1), Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (16-1) and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (16-1).

Drew Brees hasn’t decided whether to return or not and is scheduled to become a free agent in March. But he has 20-1 odds.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray also have 20-1 odds.

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott are listed at 30-1.

6 responses to “Patrick Mahomes favorite to win 2020 MVP award

  1. Way to early to contemplate MVP. I think ya’ll should allow the dust to settle on this season before yip yapping and fabricating things to get enough word count to get paid.

  2. The MVP award is a popularity contest at best. I would like to know what the criteria is to win this award. I heard Pat M won it last year based on stats, but in previous years Bree’s was passed over because they said “You can’t win on just stats”. Bress break and sets the all time passer rating, most yards, only five INT’S, not good enough. Regardless of that, all I heard all year is that the Seahawk’s won’t make it in the playoffs because they only have R.W, well they did, and did very well considering they only had R.W, so should he not be the MVP? The NFL has become no better than the WWE, it’s all about story lines and $$$$. There is no doubt the best two teams in the NFL did not just play in the super bowl. Those two teams were put there, game after game! Conveniently last year and then this year a California team gets in after getting two or three big calls/no calls in their favor in almost every game they won, you can go back and see if you would like! I guess this is good news for Oakland, guess next year is their year, big money market there in California I suppose. At least they are trying to make it that way. KC had one big busted play into triple coverage where P.M threw the ball up for grabs and SF blew the coverage, average at best!

  3. It’s really sad.
    the award has morphed into the ” QB Statistical Leader” Award, and is no longer the “Most Valuable Player”.
    Why is that?

  4. cjmcfootball says:
    February 4, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Never count Tom Brady out.

    Tom Brady has been counted out for 2 years now and he proved it. Take the name off the jersey and you would said who’s that guy, he sucks.

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