A year after winning the NFL MVP award in his first full season as a starter, Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes is favored to take home his second straight MVP trophy, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Mahomes is available at +600 in the preseason MVP race, coming off a season that saw him toss 50 touchdowns to just 12 INTs, along with 5,097 passing yards. The TD mark was tied with Tom Brady for second most in NFL history behind Peyton Manning (55), while the yardage total was the eighth highest of all time.
After Mahomes, Andrew Luck has the second best odds at +900. Luck is coming off his best year since his stellar 2014 campaign, as he totaled 39 touchdowns and 4,593 passing yards last season.
A trio of veterans follow in Aaron Rodgers (+1000), Drew Brees (+1200), and Tom Brady (+1200). While Rodgers and Brady have five MVP trophies between the two of them, Brees has yet to win the award, most recently falling just short last year in a highly contested race with Mahomes.
A pair of buzzy young QBs are next on the list, in Carson Wentz (+1400) and Baker Mayfield (+1500). Wentz is coming off a season that was hampered by injuries, but it's easy to forget he was the frontrunner for MVP in 2017 before an ACL injury ended his season.
Mayfield will be entering his second season as a pro, and will be leading a loaded Cleveland Browns team with more hype than arguably any other NFL franchise this year.
Even though Mahomes is the early favorite to win the NFL MVP, we haven't seen a back-to-back MVP since Manning (2008-09), and the Chiefs' QB will likely face some stiff competition from Luck, Rodgers and Brady this upcoming season.
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