NFL MVP Odds Now Have Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson Battling for Top Spot
The NFL MVP odds received another shakeup heading into Week 8, as Russell Wilson is now tied with Aaron Rodgers at +350 to win the award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wilson had the standalone best odds leading into Week 7, but is now joined by Rodgers at the top, following the Green Bay Packers' dominant win, 42-24, over the Oakland Raiders in Week 7. The Packers are 6-1 atop the NFC North while the Seattle Seahawks, who lost at home to the Baltimore Ravens last week, are 5-2, good for second in the NFC West behind the 6-0 San Francisco 49ers.
Wilson has a 15-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio after throwing his first pick last week, while Rodgers has thrown 13 TDs to two picks. Wilson has yet to win an MVP, now in his eighth NFL season, but Rodgers is already a two-time winner of the award (2011 and 2014).
Deshaun Watson is tied for the third-best odds to win MVP, at +600, coming off the Houston Texans' 30-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. Watson has 18 total touchdowns so far this season, tied with Wilson for the most among QBs, but has been plagued by four interceptions in the past two weeks.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is also +600 to win MVP, after an impressive road win against the Seahawks, in which he rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Patrick Mahones, meanwhile, has dropped to fifth in MVP odds (+950) after sitting out Week 7 with a dislocated knee. Mahomes is already back at the practice field and is doing everything in his power to start Week 8, when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Packers on Sunday Night Football.
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