Lamar Jackson won the 2019 NFL MVP. Patrick Mahomes took home the hardware a year before. The two NFL superstars enter the 2020 season as the favorites to take home the 2020 NFL MVP.
Per Caesars Sportsbook, Mahomes (4-1) is the overall favorite to win the prestigious award. Jackson isn’t far behind as the Ravens quarterback has 13-2 odds. Either player winning the 2020 MVP wouldn’t come as a surprise, but the current third-overall favorite is a major shocker.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has the third-best odds to win the 2020 MVP at 9-to-1. If Prescott wants any chance at winning the award, he’ll have to have his best season yet. The Mississippi State alum could be due for a big year.
Of the seven players with the highest odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP, all seven are quarterbacks. It certainly goes to show this is truly a quarterback-driven league. Check out the rest of the odds below:
Current odds for NFL MVP
Patrick Mahomes 4-1
Lamar Jackson 13-2
Dak Prescott 9-1
Russell Wilson 12-1
Tom Brady 16-1
Kyler Murray 16-1
Drew Brees 20-1
Source: Caesars Sportsbook
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There’s plenty of hype behind Tom Brady as he’s set to begin his Tampa Bay tenure. The former Patriots quarterback could put up some big-time numbers in Bruce Arians’ offense.
Arizona’s Kyler Murray isn’t a darkhorse to win the award anymore considering he has better odds than Drew Brees. Given other dual-threat quarterback’s success the past few years, Murray could be the next superstar to emerge.
Who do you think will take home the 2020-21 NFL MVP?