Aaron Rodgers Now Favored in 2019 NFL MVP Odds Over Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson
There was some concern over the Green Bay Packers' offensive performance through the first few weeks of the season. Those have been all but eliminated though, as the Packers have averaged 36.5 points per game (PPG) over the last two weeks.
Aaron Rodgers' odds to win the 2019 NFL MVP award have improved accordingly, as he's now favored to win at +300, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Rodgers has been lights out over the last two games, averaging 367.0 passing yards per game while tossing eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He's now second in the NFL with 16 passing TDs.
The only quarterback with more touchdowns than Rodgers, Russell Wilson, is right behind him in the odds to win the 2019 MVP at +350. This is arguably the best season of Wilson's career, as he's thrown 17 TDs to just one INT across six games. At 115.5, Wilson is also the NFL's highest-rated passer.
Following those two are a pair of the most exciting QBs in the league in Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson, both tied at +500. Jackson and Watson have each overcome limited supporting casts to lead their squads to a winning record this season, and both figure to remain involved in this race provided they stay healthy.
There's a pretty steep drop off after the top four, but Patrick Mahomes (+950) clocks in with the fifth-best odds. He's still arguably the most dangerous QB in the league though, and if he can get healthy soon, the reigning MVP has a chance to make a late run at a repeat.
While Rodgers is currently the favorite, Wilson is hot on his trail. With about half the season left to play, there's plenty of time for these odds to shift.
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