Updated 2021 NFL MVP Futures: Dak Prescott Favored After Week 4

  • BetOnline‘s 2021 NFL MVP futures list Dak Prescott (+525) as the new favorite after a four touchdown performance against Carolina in Week 4
  • Patrick Mahomes (+575) and Josh Allen (+600) will face off on Sunday Night Football in Week 5
  • Tom Brady (+900) and Matthew Stafford (+1200) have a string of winnable games coming up on the schedule

Mike McCarthy’s presence made it easy to underrate the Cowboys coming into the 2021 NFL season, but it’s fair to wonder if Dak Prescott makes Dallas a bonafide Super Bowl contender.

After suffering a gruesome ankle injury last year, the 28-year-old quarterback has been magnificent through the season’s first four games, leading his team to a 3-1 record while throwing for 1,066 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Before we see who follows Dak on the list of NFL MVP betting contenders, check out our tips for betting on NFL football games.

NFL MVP Odds Update

BetOnlineAfter WK 4Last Week
Dak Prescott+525+1400
Patrick Mahomes+575+700
Josh Allen+600+750
Kyler Murray+600+700
Aaron Rodgers+900+1000
Justin Herbert+900+900
Tom Brady+900+725
Matthew Stafford+1200+750
Derek Carr+2500+2500
Lamar Jackson+2500+2200
Russell Wilson+2500+1600
Joe Burrow+3300+5000
Baker Mayfield+4000+5000
Kirk Cousins+4000+4000
Tyreek Hill+6600N/A

Dak Prescott tops the board

Dak Prescott (+525) jumped up from +1400 last week after toying with a Panthers defense that ranked first in the NFL in sacks and second in points-allowed coming into their Week 4 matchup with Dallas. Dak completed 14 of 22 passes for 188 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 130.3 passer rating in a convincing 36-28 victory.

Just as important for his 2021 NFL MVP chances is that the Cowboys appear to be for real. In a weak NFC East division that will allow his team to rack up 12-plus wins without breaking a sweat, Dak should remain a top contender for the award for the rest of the season.

Patrick Mahomes (+575) threw five touchdown passes against a laughable Eagles defense in Week 4, connecting with speedster Tyreek Hill 11 times for 186 yards and three scores. His opponent next Sunday night, Josh Allen (+600), had a much more pedestrian stat line against the Texans (248 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) considering the final score (40-0 Bills).

Last week’s MVP favorite Kyler Murray (+600) led his 4-0 Cardinals to a 37-20 statement win over the previously undefeated Rams. Snapping an eight-game losing streak against their NFC West rivals, Murray finished 24 of 32 for 268 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers, adding 39 more yards on the ground.

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Brady and Stafford fall down the board

Tom Brady (+900) narrowly escaped Foxborough with a 19-17 victory on Sunday night but the 44-year-old’s MVP odds have fallen since Week 2 when he was a +500 award favorite. However, it’s possible the Buccaneers’ next eight opponents (MIA, PHI, CHI, NO, WSH, NYG, IND, ATL) won’t be in the postseason at the end of the year, so expect Brady to rack up stats over the next two months. 

Matthew Stafford’s odds plummeted to +1200 from +750 last week following a 37-20 Week 4 loss to the Cards. The 33-year-old has an opportunity to bounceback on Thursday Night Football against the divisional-rival Seahawks. From there, it only gets easier with winnable October contests versus the Giants, Lions and Texans on tap.

Russell Wilson (+2500) still hasn’t lost three-straight games in his career after combining for three total TDs in a 28-21 victory over San Francisco on Sunday. While Wilson became the fastest quarterback to 100 wins in NFL history, Seattle’s offense doesn’t look nearly dynamic enough to deliver Russ his first-career NFL MVP award.

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