Week 16 #NFL MVP Odds via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) December 19, 2018
Patrick Mahomes -110
Drew Brees +115
Philip Rivers +1000
Andrew Luck +3500
Todd Gurley +4800
Tom Brady +5500
Deshaun Watson +6500
Khalil Mack +7000
Ezekiel Elliott +7000
Jared Goff +8500
Aaron Donald +10000
Mahomes is still the favorite at -110 as he should be, but those odds have dropped a bit in recent weeks. Brees is also still right on his heels at +115. But the two names below them have shot up the odds in recent weeks.
Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs are on pace to score 570 pts. Highest-scoring teams in NFL history: 2013 Denver Broncos (606), 2007 New England Patriots (589), 2011 Green Bay Packers (560). Peyton Manning, Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers all won MVPs those seasons. https://t.co/fn4dvjPOdL— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) December 20, 2018
Philip Rivers now has the third highest odds at +1000 after beating Mahomes and positioning the Chargers for a potential No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Andrew Luck is fourth at +3500 after bringing the Colts back from the dead by winning 7 of 8 after a 1-5 start.
Mahomes vs. Brees— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 20, 2018
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Meanwhile, every Rams player on the board has dropped after a second straight loss. Gurley is down to +4800, Goff to +8500 and Donald all the way to +10000. It's hard to think any of those players are MVP when their team might not even get a bye.
Deshaun Watson dropped to +6500 as well after a shaky game against the Jets even as the Texans are positioned to get a bye.
The NFL MVP talk should be over. Pat Mahomes has the 6th most passing TDs in a season ever with 45 and there's 2 games to go. 50+ passing TDs has been done twice (Brady & Peyton). He has ~900 yards more than Brees and ~600 more than Rivers. Pat Mahomes is the MVP.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 19, 2018
Tom Brady stands pat at +5500 despite an awful game against the Steelers, while Khalil Mack and Ezekiel Eliott remain at +7000 as great players on decent playoff teams. If the Bears can get a bye it might bump up Mack's odds a little bit.
But with two weeks left it looks like the MVP will once again be won by a quarterback and chances are it's a quarterback playing in the AFC West.
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