One week after beating the previously undefeated New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (+320) is second in the MVP odds race behind only Russell Wilson (+270), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Jackson is getting it done with both his arms and his legs. He is currently 20th in the league with 1,813 passing yards and 11th with 637 rushing yards. Jackson is also on pace to break the NFL's all-time, single-season rushing record by a quarterback.
Still ahead of him in the latest MVP odds is the aforementioned Wilson. That's thanks in part to Wilson's late-game magic, as the Seahawks have gone 5-1 in their six one-score games this season. Interestingly, when Jackson and Wilson met earlier this season, Baltimore got the better of the matchup.
The rest of the top five is filled with some of the league's best quarterbacks. Behind Jackson and Wilson are Aaron Rodgers (+500), Deshaun Watson (+500), and Patrick Mahomes (+1100). Mahomes is particularly noteworthy considering he has missed the last two games for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The first non-quarterback on the list is Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who is on pace to challenge Chris Johnson's yards from scrimmage record of 2,509. Even so, the potentially historic year hasn't been enough to put McCaffrey ahead of the five quarterbacks on the list.
Still, there's plenty of football left to be played, and it wouldn't be surprising to see any of these six players come away with the MVP award.
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