Russell Wilson still favorite for MVP

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The man who has never received an MVP vote remains the favorite for MVP.

According to PointsBet, the NBC Sports official betting partner, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to represent the best bet for MVP, at -110. (Bet $110 to win $100.)

Wilson has stayed in the top spot despite his team’s first loss of the year, which included three Wilson interceptions — including one in overtime that set up the game-winning field goal for Arizona.

Next on the list is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at +400, with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes at +450. No other players have odds better than +1200.

At +1200 is Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray are at +2000.

Four players sit at +3300: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and Titans running back Derrick Henry.

The odds get ridiculously large after that, but here are the ones to watch, given that the quarterbacks the teams that finish with the No. 1 seed tend to do very well in the voting: Rams quarterback Jared Goff (+7000), Saints quarterback Drew Brees (+15000), and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (+50000). If one of those teams emerge as the top team in the NFC, their quarterbacks could get MVP consideration.

Of course, they’d have to contend with the quarterback of the team with the top seed in the AFC. All four of them — Mahomes, Jackson, Roethlisberger, and Tannehill — would be more likely to win the MVP than the quarterback of the top seed in the NFC.

Unless it’s Wilson or Brady.

36 responses to “Russell Wilson still favorite for MVP

  1. I’d love to see Rodgers pick up No.3 and tie Favre. Another SuperBowl victory would be sweet too. Fingers-crossed.

  2. MVP’s don’t throw 3 picks in primetime games and they also don’t throw picks on the one yard line to lose the superbowl for their team.

    OVERRATED.

  3. “Of course, they’d have to contend with the quarterback of the team with the top seed in the AFC. All four of them — Mahomes, Jackson, Roethlisberger, and Tannehill — would be more likely to win the MVP than the quarterback of the top seed in the NFC.”

    Unless it’s Wilson or Brady.

    Or Rodgers, who is ahead of all AFC QBs, or Murray who is ahead of Roethlisberger and Tannehill.

  4. At +1200 I think I’ll take Tom Brady. Brady has taken a mediocre team and turned them into perhaps the best team, and he departed from a championship caliber team and now they look horrible. With LeBron James it’s obvious because he’s won with 3 different teams. Brady played on one team for 19 years, and many of us thought the coach had a lot to do with it. Boy were we ever wrong. Russell Wilson is an MVP type player for sure, but Tom Brady is the Most Valuable Player in the NFL.

  5. Brady has taken a mediocre team and turned them into perhaps the best team
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    #3 in scoring last year… #3 so far this year.

    12th in scoring in 2018, but 3rd in yards.

    Offense wasn’t Tampa’s problem.

  6. Wilson needs one, but I’ve watched every Kyler Murray game now and that kid has some in his future.

  7. #3 in scoring last year… #3 so far this year.

    12th in scoring in 2018, but 3rd in yards.

    Offense wasn’t Tampa’s problem.

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    Uhhhhhh… it was when half the points given up by the defense were off of turnovers by the offense. Yards and scoring don’t tell the whole story

  8. Absolutely no way. Two of those three picks were two of the worst throws of the whole season. Not to mention they were up by ten with something like three minutes left. They barely beat the Dolphins and by some miracle the Vikings. And they have some losing left to do. There’s some kind of obsession to give this guy the MVP but if things keep their course its between Brady and Rodgers and its not even close.

  9. NFL hasn’t had a league MVP who could win a Super Bowl since Kurt Warner in 1999 so I do fear the MVP curse. Maybe someone can break the curse this year.

  10. charliecharger says:
    October 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    he departed from a championship caliber team and now they look horrible.

    +++++

    championship caliber teams don’t often lose at home in the wild card round.

  11. aarons444 says:
    Offense wasn’t Tampa’s problem.
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    Being a Bills fan I have a special dislike towards TB12 but let’s be honest shall we. Winston would never have this team at 5-2

  12. I’m sure everyone in Tampa especially liked that part about the offense where Winston shared the ball 30 times with the opposing team.

    Offense wasn’t the problem before Brady arrived—winning was.

  13. Kyler Murray? Good player, good runner, improving as a QB but shouldn’t sniff an MVP this year. He is not top 5 in any passing category. Adding his rushing numbers certainly helps him but not enough to propel him anywhere near an MVP. Although there is still a lot of season left & he looks to be getting better.

  14. mahomie says:
    October 27, 2020 at 9:54 pm
    After last game, Russ should no longer be the favorite.
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    Look it up. Mahomes and Jackson each had 3 INT games during their respective MVP seasons. One down game (that still game down to the very last possession) does not eliminate him from being the favorite, nor should it. If he were to repeat this performance, than yes…he could be fairly downgraded in his odds.

    Russ still leads the league in TDs by 5, has his team in 1st place, and with regards to what the award is SUPPOSED to be about…is absolutely the most important player to his team to this point.

    Let’s be real…without Russ at QB…the Seahawks could very easily be staring at a top 10 draft pick. Is he the only person you can say that about? Of course not. But given his #’s as well, its not complicated at week 8.

  15. Considering Kyler Murray just beat Wilson, and has comparable stats, I think Murray should be in this conversation, and maybe even dominating it.

  16. But, local packer fans in WI keep telling me that Rodgers is the undisputed MVP. they also think he’s had a better career than Brady

  17. My guess is no one on that list cares one bit about MVP, with the possible exception of Rodgers who seems a little full of himself.

  18. Chris Carson is Seattle’s MVP. Without him, Seattle was 1-3 last season and 0-3 in the NFC West games.

  19. billzondarise says:
    October 28, 2020 at 7:30 am
    aarons444 says:
    Offense wasn’t Tampa’s problem.
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    Being a Bills fan I have a special dislike towards TB12 but let’s be honest shall we. Winston would never have this team at 5-2

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    And if Brady was still with the Patriots there is no way they are 2-4

  20. I don’t get this obsession to give Wilson the MVP. He’s certainly one of the candidates but this “Let Russ Cook” campaign seems so corny to me.

    It’s as if every year we need a narrative to preordain a player just to generate a topic. Drew Brees never got an MVP but nobody can say he’s not good. As the MVP curse goes, I guarantee you every year’s MVP rather be in the Super Bowl or winning it.

  21. edmcgon says:
    October 28, 2020 at 9:06 am
    Considering Kyler Murray just beat Wilson, and has comparable stats, I think Murray should be in this conversation, and maybe even dominating it.

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    Foles beat Brady, Cousins beat Watson, Bridgewater beat Murray, Carr beat Mahomes, etc etc etc. Faulty logic.

  22. stellarperformance says:
    October 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    I’d love to see Rodgers pick up No.3 and tie Favre. Another SuperBowl victory would be sweet too. Fingers-crossed.
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    Maybe start with Beating a team that has a winning record when you play them. Just a thought.

  23. I’m not a great betting mind because I believe gambling ruins families, but am I to understand that I need to bet $50,000 on Jimmy Garoppolo to win $100? That doesn’t seem like a value bet.

  24. Maybe start with Beating a team that has a winning record when you play them. Just a thought.
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    So tired of hearing this. Doesn’t make any sense….you can only play the games on the schedule.

  25. Usually Right says:
    October 28, 2020 at 10:45 am
    stellarperformance says:
    October 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    I’d love to see Rodgers pick up No.3 and tie Favre. Another SuperBowl victory would be sweet too. Fingers-crossed.
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    Maybe start with Beating a team that has a winning record when you play them. Just a thought.

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    Dude wins are wins no matter the opponent. With that being said if the Packers want to use the Bucs game as a measuring stick to see where they stack up in the NFC, well they were far short.

  26. My problem with Rodgers is the fact that he hasn’t proven that he can play at least decent against teams with good defenses. He looked awful against the Broncos back in 2015, he didn’t play well against the Seahawks in the 2014 NFC championship game despite his defense giving him five takeaways to work with, he could only rack up yards at the end of a blowout against the Falcons in the 2016 NFC championship, he got pounded by the 49ers last season, and look at what happened against the Bucs recently. He’s MVP against awful teams.

  27. There’s a reason he’s never even received a vote for MVP. For years their incredible defense, power running game and the play action they were able to run off that helped him immensely.

    No, his WRs Lockett and Metcalfe are a great complimentary duo. Speed and power. Lockett makes incredible catches every week it seems.

    Russ is a great player but people’s obsession with bare numbers like TD passes and yards is so imperfect. You need to watch the games.

    To call an MVP favourite before the season is even half old is silly imho. I think RW has become a sympathetic figure because he’s never won before but if you watch the other top QBs play, there’s several I’d take over him if I had to pick a guy for this year.

  28. Great discussions and observations from everyone despite their bias towards hime teams…

    Here is one important point to contemplate: If Kyler happens to break all time NFL records with QB rushing yardage, rushing TD’s, achieves respectable QB ratings, more offensive player of the week recognitions, and leads his team deep into the playoffs, then it might very well be impossible not to give it to him.

    All of the outstanding QB’s mention in this thread all have a legitimate shot! But it’s way too early for any final decision. May our discussions continue….

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