NFL MVP Odds Favor Russell Wilson Holding Off Pack of Superstar QBs and Christian McCaffrey

Stuart Easton
Baltimore Ravens v Seattle Seahawks
Baltimore Ravens v Seattle Seahawks / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

After beating the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on the road, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson maintained his lead in the NFL MVP race, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As we near the final quarter of the season, Wilson sits at +170 with his closest competitor, Lamar Jackson, not far behind with +240 odds. After tearing up the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10, most notably with an iconic spin move and even more iconic sunglasses, Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will take on Deshaun Watson (+600) and his Houston Texans on Sunday. A big time performance from either QB in that Week 11 game could put even more pressure on Wilson, who is on bye this week.

Rounding out the top five are two of the bigger names in the sport. Aaron Rodgers sits at fourth in the odds at +750, while Patick Mahomes comes in fifth at +1200, heading into a Monday Night showdown in Mexico City with the Los Angeles Chargers. In reality, Mahomes may be the most impressive name on this list considering he's missed two games this season.

The first non-quarterback is Christian McCaffrey and his +1300 odds. Despite making a run at the all-time, single-season total yards mark, McCaffrey remains a longshot to win the MVP.

No matter what, though, the odds indicate that if Wilson keeps playing like he is, and the Seahawks keep winning games, there might be nothing that anyone can do to wrestle this award away from the Seattle QB.

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