Josh Allen +700
+125 as of 10/21/22
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen may not be the single best quarterback in the league but the rest of his team and last year’s playoff run have helped him become the odds-on favorite to win this year’s NFL MVP Award. Allen is an all-around solid quarterback with an electric run game that heads the Bills’ offense. If the Bills can finish the regular season with the best record(which Las Vegas seems to expect @ +450), the fifth year QB is very likely to reap the benefits and win his first MVP.
Patrick Mahomes +800
+500 as of 10/21/22
Coming off a slightly disappointing season compared to his standards, 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes has his work cut out for him this upcoming season. The main reason there’s some doubt on Mahomes’ MVP chances is due to the major moves made by the Kansas City Chiefs during the offseason - most notably the trading of 3x first-team All-Pro Tyreek Hill. 25% of Mahomes 2021 touchdowns and 26% of his passing yards were thrown to Tyreek Hill. Patty Mahomes has already proved himself in this league but in order to win his second MVP Award, the new face of the league must figure out how to run his offense without Tyreek Hill at his disposal.
Tom Brady +800
+4000 as of 10/21/22
For what feels like the 100th year in a row, Tom Brady is one of the main favorites to win this year’s NFL MVP Award. While we could go on and on and his past accomplishments and awards (including 3 MVP awards & 7 rings), I’ll keep it concise. The 44 year old Brady led the league with 5,316 passing yds this past season. The old chap hasn’t slowed down yet and with the rest of the NFC south looking weak this year, Tom Brady is expected to fill up the stat sheet.
Aaron Rodgers +1000
+5000 as of 10/21/22
It’s a little surprising to see the Green Bay QB reach +1000 for MVP odds but here we are. Aaron Rodgers is coming off of another mammoth season, winning MVP for the second year in a row and fourth time in his career. Most of the doubt regarding his MVP chances stems from the offseason departure of elite wide receiver Davante Adams. Rodgers’ stats could take a hit without the star WR but Rodgers has proven that he doesn’t need too much help to get his numbers.
* Interesting narrative piece: Aaron Rodgers is looking to win 3 consecutive MVP awards this season. The only NFL player to ever win 3 straight? QB Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers (1995-97). Does this help Rodgers’ chances or hurt it? Only time (and the NFL media) will tell.