Pro Bowl MVP Odds on Offense Favor Passing With Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Leading the Pack

The explosive Lamar Jackson is the current favorite for Pro Bowl Offensive MVP honors.
The explosive Lamar Jackson is the current favorite for Pro Bowl Offensive MVP honors. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Super Bowl LIV is set; the lines have been drawn, the battle plans are forming, and the entire sports world waits in anticipation of Kansas City versus San Francisco. In the meantime, the NFL Pro Bowl gives us some much-needed football action on a winter weekend that is otherwise lacking.

As we know, the Pro Bowl tends to be high-scoring by nature, which makes the Offensive MVP Award appealing as an intriguing honor to watch for. Similar to the Super Bowl MVP odds, quarterbacks dominate the odds for Pro Bowl Offensive MVP, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with Lamar Jackson (+650), Russell Wilson (+750), Deshaun Watson (+850), Drew Brees (+850), Ryan Tannehill (+1100), and Kirk Cousins (+1200) making up the top six. This fits with what we saw last year, when Patrick Mahomes took home the trophy.

If you're worried about the limiting playing time each QB stands to see, wide receivers rank next in what is generally a pass-heavy game, with Michael Thomas (+1200) topping the group following his record-setting regular season.

The other contenders at wideout include Keenan Allen (+1300), Courtland Sutton (+1800), Davante Adams (+1800), Jarvis Landry (+1800), Kenny Golladay (+2000), Amari Cooper (+2200), and D.J. Chark (+2200), but they aren't the only stars looking to grab the spotlight in Orlando.

The big names at other positions are dynamic running backs Alvin Kamara (+2000), Dalvin Cook (+2000), Ezekiel Elliott (+2000), Derrick Henry (+2200), while starting tight ends Mark Andrews (+1700) and Zach Ertz (+2000) are also up there.

With this much talent, it can be tough to decide who to start in Pro Bowl fantasy football, let alone predict the MVP, but this game is all about having a little fun and watching phenomenal ability at work. You know these NFL playmakers are looking to turn heads and show out this afternoon, and you don't want to miss that.

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