NFL MVP Odds 2021: Patrick Mahomes Leads Heading Into Week 1 at FanDuel Sportsbook

The latest NFL MVP odds for the 2021 season show Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The latest NFL MVP odds for the 2021 season show Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

After months of anticipation, Week 1 of the NFL season officially kicks off with an exciting Thursday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

Both gunslingers in this game, Tom Brady (+1200) and Dak Prescott (+1700), are among the top-five NFL MVP favorites in 2021, according to the latest MVP odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Heading into Week 1, the leaders of the current NFL MVP odds are naturally headlined heavily by quarterbacks. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, and 2018 MVP, Patrick Mahomes, enters the year as the favorite with his +500 odds.

Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers ranks second in this race with +1000 odds. Rodgers is fresh off of a 2020 campaign in which he tossed 4,299 passing yards along with an NFL-leading 48 touchdowns.

In fact, the top 15 players by NFL MVP odds on FanDuel Sportsbook are quarterbacks. Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is the first position player seen on this Week 1 list, checking in with +5000 odds following his 2,000-yard rushing campaign in 2020.

The 2021 NFL MVP odds will continue to update as the season gears up, but here's the full list of MVP odds heading into Week 1, according to FanDuel Sportsbook

2021 NFL MVP Odds

1. Patrick Mahomes (+500)

2. Aaron Rodgers (+1000)

3. Tom Brady (+1200)

4. Josh Allen (+1200)

5. Dak Prescott (+1700)

6. Russell Wilson (+1700)

7. Matthew Stafford (+1700)

8. Lamar Jackson (+1700)

9. Justin Herbert (+2000)

10. Kyler Murray (+2300)

11. Baker Mayfield (+2600)

12. Ryan Tannehill (+3800)

13. Matt Ryan (+4000)

14. Carson Wentz (+4000)

15. Kirk Cousins (+4500)

16. Deshaun Watson (+5000)

17. Jalen Hurts (+5000)

18. Derrick Henry (+5000)

19. Jameis Winston (+5000)

20. Tua Tagovailoa (+6000)

21. Derek Carr (+6000)

22. Joe Burrow (+6000)

23. Christian McCaffrey (+6000)

24. Mac Jones (+7500)

25. Teddy Bridgewater (+7500)

26. Trey Lance (+7500)

27. Jimmy Garoppolo (+7500)

28. Dalvin Cook (+8500)

29. Sam Darnold (+9000)

30. Trevor Lawrence (+9000)

31. Daniel Jones (+9000)

32. Ben Roethlisberger (+9000)

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