The Bills quarterback Josh Allen is the top favorite for the NFL MVP award according to BetMGM. Allen is followed by Patrick Mahomes (8-1) from the Kansas City Chiefs and seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady (8-1). Last season’s winner Aaron Rodgers (9-1) is only fourth on the list.
The Complete Quarterback
Josh Allen, who is 7-1, has been praised as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and has been going from strength to strength in recent seasons. He plays in a high-quality offensive set-up that boasts receivers like Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. The Bills also got him a brand new receiver in Jamison Crowder.
Josh Allen is the top candidate for the NFL MVP award both when you look at the quality of his Bills team and the players his MVP rivals will miss next season.
Allen’s top rival, Patrick Mahomes, thinks the Bills’ star is the man to beat for a reason. Mahomes said before The Match golf competition that Allen got “those rushing yards” and was also “jumping over and hurdling people.”However, Mahomes joked, Aaron Rodgers would have to give up the MVP award first and stop winning it.
Rodgers, Mahomes, and Brady Lost Quality Targets
Rodgers won the MVP award last year for the second consecutive time and that was the fourth MVP recognition of his career. However, the Green Bay Packers lost their top receiver Davante Adams so Rodgers will not have the same passing options as last year.
Similarly, Mahomes lost Tyreek Hill, arguably the best wide receiver in the league, to the Miami Dolphins. So, he too will have one quality target fewer next season.
And something similar happened in Tampa. Tom Brady lost Rob Gronkowski, who retired last week, and Antonio Brown. Experience tells us that we should never write off the 45-year-old. Also, he had some impressive stats that were even better than those of Rodgers last year. However, there are doubts as to how well his Tampa Bay Buccaneers will perform without two of their key players. And poor performances would definitely impact Brady’s chances of winning the MVP award.
The Value Bets
Other favorites for the MVP award include Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert (9-1) and Joe Burrow (12-1)from the Cincinnati Bengals. Both of them are decent picks and bettors seem to agree. Herbert used to be at 14-1 at the start of the offseason, but an influx of bets slashed his odds to the current 9-1.
Similarly, Joe Burrow took the Bengals to the Super Bowl last season only a year after a major knee surgery. You can only imagine what he will do when healthy. So, backing Burrow at 12-1 might be that value bet you are looking for.
Looking for other value bets? Matthew Stafford, Dak Prescott, and Russell Wilson are all at 14-1 with BetMGM, whereas Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray are both priced at 20-1. Jalen Hurts at 25-1 is a decent value option too.
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