Josh Allen Vaults in Odds to Win MVP

Max Staley
Josh Allen vaults up in the odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP award.
Josh Allen vaults up in the odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP award. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has taken his game to a new level this season. After failing to reach 300 passing yards in any game during his first two seasons as a starter, the rocket-armed QB has thrown for at least 300 yards six times in 2020.

And after yet another stellar performance in Week 13, Allen now seems to have a legitimate shot to win the NFL MVP award.

Allen is currently available at +1700 to win the award, per FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL futures. That gives him the third-best odds to bring home the hardware – sitting one spot above Russell Wilson (+2000) and one behind Aaron Rodgers (+450).

The gap in the odds between Allen and players like Rodgers and the favorite, Patrick Mahomes (-500), is pretty steep. But the statistical gap is not nearly as wide. In terms of total offense, (passing plus rushing yards), Allen has accounted for 3,725 yards. That's more than Rodgers (3,482), but less than Mahomes (4,056).

And in terms of total TDs, Allen's 33 total TDs are right in line with what Mahomes (33) is doing, and he's not far off from Rodgers' 37 total scores.

The MVP award is starting to look like a three-man race. And if Allen maintains his play from Week 13 down the stretch, this award will be a whole lot closer by season's end.

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