NFL MVP Odds: Clear Favorite Emerges Ahead of Week 1

Jason Schandl
2020 NFL MVP awards favor Patrick Mahomes over Lamar Jackson.
2020 NFL MVP awards favor Patrick Mahomes over Lamar Jackson. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The race for the NFL MVP award has really shifted in the last couple of seasons. For 11 years from 2007 to 2017, eight of the 11 wins belonged to players who now have multiple MVP awards to their name (Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers).

The last two seasons, however, have brought us two new winners, both of whom were in their first season as full-time starting quarterbacks.

Heading into Week 1, the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook suggest we're likely to see a repeat winner again in 2020. Patrick Mahomes, 2018 NFL MVP, is the clear favorite, while 2019 winner Lamar Jackson is tied with Russell Wilson for the second-best odds.

Here are the top 25 players in FanDuel Sportsbook odds to win NFL MVP in 2020.

2020 NFL MVP Odds

1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (+380)

2. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (+700)

3. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (+700)

4. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (+1200)

5. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (+1700)

6. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans (+1700)

7. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (+1700)

8. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1800)

9. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (+2300)

10. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (+2300)

11. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (+2900)

12. Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots (+3200)

13. Philip Rivers, QB, Indianapolis Colts (+3400)

14. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (+3500)

15. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (+3800)

16. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers (+4400)

17. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (+4400)

18. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions (+4400)

19. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers (+5000)

20. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (+5000)

21. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams (+5000)

22. Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (+5000)

23. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (+5000)

24. Drew Lock, QB, Denver Broncos (+5500)

25. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (+5500)

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