Odell Beckham Jr. is Being Completely Disrespected by Latest Odds to Win 2020 NFL MVP

By David Hayes
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards with the Cleveland Browns in the 2019-20 season.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards with the Cleveland Browns in the 2019-20 season. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Odell Beckham Jr. didn't exactly have the 2019-20 NFL season he was expecting in his first year catching passes from Baker Mayfield as a member of the Cleveland Browns. But even in a down year last season, OBJ still hauled in 74 passes for more than 1,000 yards (1,035).

While last season may not have been his year, Beckham is staring at some seriously long odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP. At +25000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Beckham's odds are downright disrespectful for a player that most considered to be one of the best wide receivers in football heading into 2019.

Granted, the NFL MVP has largely been a QB award in recent years, and Jerry Rice remains the only WR in NFL history to win the award back in 1987. However, giving Beckham worse odds than Joe Burrow (+20000) or Justin Herbert (+20000) – two college QB prospects who have yet to be drafted – just feels disrespectful to a talent like OBJ.

In fact, OBJ also has the same odds to win next year's MVP as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, whose health status after a hip injury has opened the door to if he will even play a significant portion of his upcoming rookie season.

If trailing unproven rookie talents wasn't bad enough, Beckham is currently in a 12-way tie for the 14th-best MVP odds among all WRs. Among those, OBJ's +25000 MVP odds are tied with names like Alshon Jeffery, Deebo Samuel and Browns' teammate Jarvis Landry.

While stars like Michael Thomas (+15000) and DeAndre Hopkins (+15000) may have rightfully earned their spots atop the latest crop of WR MVP odds, don't be surprised if a bounce-back 2020 campaign catapults OBJ right back among their ranks.

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