Lamar Jackson Becomes Overwhelming Favorite in NFL MVP Odds After Dominant Week 15 Performance Against Jets

Zach Brunner
Lamar Jackson celebrates during the Week 15 game against the Jets.
Lamar Jackson celebrates during the Week 15 game against the Jets. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Lamar Jackson has been the most electrifying player pretty much every time he's stepped foot on the field this season, and it was no different in the Baltimore Ravens' dominating win over the New York Jets on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 15. His performance has made him an overwhelming favorite to win the NFL MVP, with -5000 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

On a night where Jackson faced the No. 2 rushing defense in the league, he broke Michael Vick's single-season rushing record and also ran for 86 yards on only eight attempts. However, it was his arm that was most dominant on Thursday.

Jackson finished the game with 212 passing yards and five touchdowns. Thursday night's performance was the perfect representation of a true dual-threat quarterback in this league, with him rushing for nearly 100 yards, but also passing for an incredible five touchdowns without a turnover.

The Ravens' quarterback has been an MVP favorite for a while now, but this lead in the odds will make it close to impossible for the rest of the field to recover from. Rounding out the distant top five in the odds is Russell Wilson (+1700), Patrick Mahomes (+3800), Deshaun Watson (+5000) and Jimmy Garoppolo (+6500).

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