- Josh Allen (+325) is a slight favorite over Patrick Mahomes (+425) in the 2022 NFL MVP race
- Jalen Hurts (+1100) and Tua Tagovailoa (+1600) made big moves up the board after impressive Week 2 showings
- Quarterbacks have won the award in each of the last nine years and in 14 of the past 15 seasons
With the first two weeks of the football season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the updated 2022 NFL MVP Betting Odds.
Josh Allen’s chances of winning the award have shortened after piling up 614 passing yards and eight touchdowns in the Bills’ first two wins over the Rams and Titans. Before we look at all the contenders, here’s where you can find the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022.
2022 NFL MVP Futures
Allen and Mahomes lead the field
Josh Allen (+325) and the Bills look borderline unstoppable, blowing out the Super Bowl champion Rams and Tennessee Titans in consecutive weeks to open the season. However, there’s no value in betting on the hulking superhero of a quarterback at this time. With tough games on tap against the Dolphins, Ravens, Chiefs and Packers, let’s see where Buffalo stands in six weeks.
After tossing five touchdowns in an opening season romp over the Cardinals, Patrick Mahomes (+425) fell back to earth against the Chargers on Thursday. Of course, the 27-year-old’s pedestrian performance (235 passing yards, 2 TDs) was still enough to secure a victory over Justin Herbert (+1000). While the Chiefs QB has less weapons at his disposal than Allen, voters will award Mahomes extra credit if he can win the AFC West minus Tyreek Hill.
Josh Allen ➡️ Stefon Diggs is unstoppable
— PFF (@PFF) September 20, 2022
Tua bests Lamar in Week 2
Lamar Jackson (+900) would likely have far shorter odds if the Ravens defense hadn’t blown a 21-point lead to the Dolphins on Sunday. Betting on himself this season, rather than signing a new contract, Lamar passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns with a 119 rushing yards and a score.
Tua Tagovailoa (+1600) topped Jackson by throwing for 469 yards and six TDs – four of which came in the fourth quarter. The much-maligned Dolphins quarterback looks well on his way to a breakout year with a new head coach in Mike McDaniel and two electric pass catchers in Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. The pair combined for 22 catches, 361 yards and four TDs on Sunday.
Hurts so good
Jalen Hurts (+1100) was a popular longshot bet for NFL MVP before the season began. Those days are long gone after the third-year Eagles starter orchestrated a 24-7 triumph over the Vikings on Monday Night Football. The 24-year-old became the first player in NFL history to have an 80-plus completion percentage, 300-plus passing yards and two rushing TDs in a single game.
Philadelphia is also favored in the remainder of their games this season, so Hurts should continue to rack up video-game statistics against cream puff opponents.
Jalen Hurts is first player in NFL history to have:
300+ passing yards
80.0+ completion %
Rush for multiple TDs
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 20, 2022
Possible values down the board
Aaron Rodgers (+2200) won the past two NFL MVP awards and has literally no one to throw the ball to following the exodus of Davante Adams. If the 38-year-old can lead the Packers to another 13-win season, he’ll again be in the mix for the award.
Kyler Murray (+4000) sure loves his video games, but the man is a magician! Showing just how valuable he is to the Cardinals in Sunday’s 29-23 OT victory over the Raiders, Kyler engineered three TD drives in the second-half to erase a 20-0 Las Vegas halftime lead.
See below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you: