NFL MVP Odds Favor Lamar Jackson for First Time in 2019 Season Ahead of Week 12 MNF Matchup

Max Staley
Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens
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Lamar Jackson is favored to win the 2019-20 NFL MVP award for the first time this season. The Baltimore Ravens QB leapfrogged Russell Wilson, who went from the leader at +170 odds last week to a second-best +160, heading into Week 12.

Jackson's +130 odds to win the award makes him the heaviest favorite of the season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

That Jackson and Wilson are atop the odds should come as no surprise. Jackson has been tremendous this season, currently on a 16-game pace to toss 30 touchdowns and run for 1,250 rushing yards, which would break the all-time record for rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback.

Wilson, meanwhile, has thrown 23 touchdowns to just two interceptions this year, and both quarterbacks have led their teams to an 8-2 record, though Jackson and the Ravens won the head-to-head meeting in Seattle in Week 7 by two touchdowns.

While the two QBs seemingly have a stranglehold on the MVP race, there's still plenty of time left for someone like Deshaun Watson (+1300), Aaron Rodgers (+1600) or Dak Prescott (+1600) to surge up the odds.

While Jackson and Wilson have a pretty hefty advantage right now, it wouldn't be a shock to see any of those five signal-callers ultimately take home the NFL MVP award at season's end.

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