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NFL MVP Betting Odds

For the past two seasons, Patrick Mahomes opened the season as NFL MVP favorite – this year, its the man he defeated in an epic playoff battle in January.

Josh Allen begins the season as the +650 favorite at Draft Kings (meaning a $100 bet returns a $650 profit) as gets right to work Thursday in Los Angeles against the defending champion Rams. The aforementioned Mahomes is tied for the third betting choice at +900 (9-1 odds) with Chargers QB Justin Herbert. Sneaking into second place is Tom Brady at +850.

The Top 15 choices are all QBs at Draft Kings, with RBs Jonathan Taylor of the Colts and Derrick Henry of the Titans the first position players on the board at 50-1 odds.

The first two WRs on the list are Super Bowl 56 MVP Cooper Kupp of the Rams and Deebo Samuel, both at 60-1. The first defensive player? Micah Parsons in Dallas at 130-1.

NFL MVP Betting Odds as of Sept. 6, 2022

Josh Allen +650

Tom Brady +850

Patrick Mahomes +900

Justin Herbert +900

Aaron Rodgers +1000

Joe Burrow +1200

Russell Eilson +1400

Dak Prescott +1600

Matt Stafford +1600

Jalen Hurts +2000

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Archived NFL MVP Betting Odds article from Aug. 25, 2021

Patrick Mahomes will enter the season as the heavy favorite for the MVP award. He is set at +500 according to FanDuel. He has been the favorite entering the season for the last three years. Last year was Mahomes’ most efficient season, throwing for 38 TDs and only six interceptions.

Mahomes will be looking for revenge, after getting beat up in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs offensive line surrendered three sacks and ten quarterback hits. There will be five new starters on the Chiefs offensive line this season. 


It must have been a stressful offseason for Packers fans. On draft night, a report came out that Aaron Rodgers was unhappy with the Packers organization. After months of back and forth, Rodgers reported to training camp and will start Week 1 for the Packers.

Rodgers was the best quarterback in the NFL last season no matter what statistic you looked at. He finished first amongst quarterbacks in EPA per play, DVOA and QBR. The Packers offense finished first in DVOA last season, and they won’t miss a beat this season. Rodgers at +1000 is my favorite bet for this award, get it over at Draft Kings today.


Tom Brady is heading into his 22nd season, and looks better than ever. The Bucs are returning all 31 players who played more than 200 snaps last season, They are full on running it back. In Brady’s last eight games including playoffs, he had 22 TDs and only four interceptions.

You can argue he was playing the best football of his career during that stretch. Sitting at +1000, he is tied for the second best odds for the MVP award. 

Archived 2020 NFL MVP odds updates:

Patrick Mahomes is the overwhelming favorite to win, sitting at +400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook and rightfully so. He won the award back in 2018, and you can make the argument that he is even better than he was a couple of years ago. If he didn’t miss three games in 2019, he would have repeated as MVP. 

The Chiefs’ offense will be as electric as it’s ever been. If Mahomes can stay healthy for all 17 games, he will be hoisting the MVP trophy. 

Longshot: Carson Wentz +4000

Dec. 17, 2020 Update

Rodgers good value for late MVP odds push?

If you were looking for good value on Patrick Mahomes, you missed your chance. Mahomes was set at +160 before kickoff, now he is slated at -400. So is there any good value left, or is Mahomes going to run away with it? (See the latest MVP lines on dozens of players while pocketing an awesome bonus at Draft Kings or SugarHouse NJ).

Well, the Chiefs play some tough defenses down the stretch. They will face four top 15 DVOA defenses in their remaining five games. Having said that, the Chiefs have proven it doesn’t really matter who they are playing, they are going to put up points. I think it’s safe to say Mahomes is going to hang around the -400 mark for the remaining of the season barring an injury. 

Aaron Rodgers is really the only other guy who can make a run at this. The Packers are in the hunt for first place in the NFC, so if he can continue his high level play and take 1st place, he has an argument for MVP. Typically voters like to look for the best narrative, and a 37-year-old Rodgers leading his team to 1st place in the NFC is a better narrative then giving it to Mahomes again.

NFL MVP Betting Odds

Dec. 3, 2020 update

Mahomes scorching play moves lines

First it looked like Russell Wilson was a lock, but a losing skid changed that. Then it was Tom Brady surging with the Bucs and threatening the MVP leaders.

But all the while, slowly gaining momentum and putting up absurd numbers has been Patrick Mahomes. And now in Week 11, with a revenge divisional matchup looming in prime time Sunday Night, the Chiefs whiz kid QB is back atop the NFL MVP odds board.

Draft Kings had Mahomes at +180 this week , just ahead of Wilson at +225 and Aaron Rodgers at +300. Kyler Murray (Hail Mary and all) surged up to +700 with the Cardinals and Seahawks clashing Thursday night.

Nov. 18, 2020 Update

After those front runners, the odds fall all the way to 25-1 with Brady, fellow codger Ben Roethlisberger and Josh Allen in Buffalo all at that number.

Brady climbing MVP board

Russell Wilson remains a strong favorite in the MVP race, but a slew of QBs – some young, some ancient – are making things interesting at the midway point of the season.

Wilson sits at -167, well ahead of Patrick Mahomes at +400. Aaron Rodgers was excellent on Thursday night and remains tight to the pack at +500 in Green Bay.

And check out ageless Tom Brady, surging up to +1300 after a strong run of play in Tampa Bay.

Derrick Henry remains the first non-QB on the board at a distant +6000 (60-1) odds.

Odds on Nov. 6, 2020 at FanDuel and SugarHouse

Wilson, Russell -167
Mahomes, Patrick +400
Rodgers, Aaron +500
Brady, Tom +1300
Murray, Kyler +2800
Roethlisberger, Ben +3300
Allen, Josh (Bills) +4000
Jackson, Lamar +5000
Henry, Derrick +6000

Six weeks into the 2020 NFL season, Seattle QB Russell Wilson has jumped to the top of the NFL MVP odds board at US sportsbooks. After numerous stellar performances where he has been unshackled to let loose and improvise even more, he has moved from +800 to +300 and now up to -134 as a significant leader at FanDuel.

In the process, he leapfrogged early favorites Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson and legged out a lead over Aaron Rodgers and others.

NFL MVP betting odds as of Oct. 19, 2020

Wilson, Russell -134
Mahomes, Patrick +500
Rodgers, Aaron +600
Allen, Josh (Bills) +1600
Jackson, Lamar +1600
Henry, Derrick +2500
Roethlisberger, Ben +2500
Brady, Tom +3000
Tannehill, Ryan +3300
Murray, Kyler +4000
Watson, Deshaun +4000
Newton, Cam +5000

Sept 14, 2020 Update

Wilson, Russell +300
Jackson, Lamar +500
Mahomes, Patrick +500
Rodgers, Aaron +800
Murray, Kyler +1300
Allen, Josh +2000
Newton, Cam +2000
Prescott, Dak +2000
Roethlisberger, Ben +2800
Brady, Tom +3300
Watson, Deshaun +3300

See odds for all these players at FanDuel.

Brees, Drew
Henry, Derrick
Ryan, Matt
Tannehill, Ryan
Carr, Derek
Goff, Jared
Mayfield, Baker
Stafford, Matthew
Wentz, Carson
Donald, Aaron
Jacobs, Josh
Jones, Aaron
Kamara, Alvin
Rivers, Philip
Thomas, Michael
Trubisky, Mitchell
Watt, TJ

Sept. 3, 2020

Lamar Jackson will look to become the first back-to-back MVP winner since Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009. But if you trust the oddsmakers at BetRivers Sportsbook, you’ll look at Patrick Mahomes instead as the NFL MVP odds leader at +400.

Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Championship since 1969, earning Super Bowl MVP honors. The 2018 NFL MVP bounced back from a dislocated knee cap that sidelined him for three weeks. The Chiefs awarded him with the largest contract in professional sports history, a 10-year, $503 million deal.

Can Lamar Jackson repeat?

Earning back-to-back MVPs would be an outstanding accomplishment for the 23-year-old quarterback. The former Louisville standout will have nine of 10 offensive starters back from last season. Jackson should be motivated after a Divisional Round exit in the playoffs last season, especially after having the best record in the NFL.

Is it Russell Wilson's turn?

Russell Wilson at +800 has to open some eyes. The 31-year-old is entering his 8th season, and some could argue this is his best chance to win the award. He will have the most complete offensive line he has had in years, and D.K Metcalf will look to build on his spectacular rookie season. Russell Wilson at +800 is the best value on this list.

Can Dak capture his rookie-year magic?

After Week 3 of last season, Dak Prescott looked like the best quarterback in the league. However, once he started playing teams with winning records, his play fell off. The 5th-year starter has exceeded expectations since being drafted in the 4th round out of Mississippi State. He arguably boasts the best arsenal of weapons around him in the NFL, and will have a Top 10 offensive line. This year we will see what Dak can achieve, the expectations are high in Dallas.

Will the 2017 Carson Wentz please stand up?

Carson Wentz has faced adversity during his NFL career. From tearing his ACL, when he was the MVP frontrunner, to carrying his team to the playoffs only to get knocked out of his first playoff game. It goes without saying, it has been a rough ride for the North Dakota standout. The Eagles have re-stocked their depleted offence with speed which could spark some 2017 magic.

Tommy Time

Will this guy ever retire? The 43-year-old quarterback will enter the 2020 season with the 5th best odds to win the NFL MVP, and rightfully so. Brady is looking to lead the Buccaneers to their first playoff appearance in 13 seasons, and win his 7th ring. He will have all the help he can get with star wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin by his side. Look for the Buccaneers to make a run, and Tom taking the MVP trophy at +1600 odds is not out of the question.

Dark horse MVP pick?

If you’re looking to shock the world with a crazy gamble, look no further than Kyler Murray at +2500. He is equipped with the tools a sophomore quarterback requires to have a breakout season.

Trend Dummy (not his real name) is a veteran sports betting writer, who really should be a lot smarter by now. Starting with a betting trends fascination in 1993, Dummy has been chasing trends, patterns, streak and mathematical anomalies ever since. A serious data miner with real databases and betting acumen, he sometimes stretches stats to fit a narrative, but the data is legit. You decide if the trends have handicapping value.