- Josh Allen (+700) is favored to win the 2022 NFL MVP award
- Tom Brady (+950) and Aaron Rodgers (+1400) could dominate NFC competition this season
- Lamar Jackson (+1800), Jalen Hurts (+1800) and Trey Lance (+3300) are excellent longshots due to their dual-threat ability
Josh Allen sits atop the 2022 NFL MVP betting odds ahead of Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Tom Brady and back-to-back reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers. Will one of these stars become the tenth-straight pivot to claim the honor or will another quarterback make a surprise run at the award?
Before we look at this year’s leading contenders to be named the league’s Most Valuable Player, here’s where you can check out the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022.
2022 NFL MVP
The young guns
Josh Allen (+700) is the first player in Bills history to top 4,000 yards passing and 30 touchdowns in consecutive seasons and those numbers don’t even include the 31 rushing scores he’s complied over his four-year career.
Patrick Mahomes (+900) narrowly outdueled Allen in a 42-36 OT victory last January, thanks to the flip of a coin, but the loss of speedster Tyreek Hill could have a negative impact on the Chiefs’ generational talent.
Justin Herbert (+1000) has thrown more TDs (69) through his first two seasons than any passer in NFL history and sits behind only Mahomes and Dan Marino as the third-youngest player to throw for 5,000-plus yards in a season.
Joe Burrow (+1200) might not have the athleticism of the three QBs ahead of him on this list, but he is the only one of the four who has two top-tier receivers in 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
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The old guard
Tom Brady (+950) deserved his fourth-career MVP in 2021 after leading the NFL in both passing yards (5,316) and passing touchdowns (43) in his age 44 season. The good news is his Buccaneers look to be the class of the conference after an exodus of talent from the NFC to AFC. Speaking of which…
Aaron Rodgers (+1400) lost Davante Adams to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Last year, the Packers drama-queen became just the fifth player in league history to win consecutive NFL MVPs. If the 38-year-old claims the award for a third-straight time in 2022, he’ll (quite fittingly) join Brett Favre as the only man to accomplish the feat, and tie Peyton Manning for the most NFL MVPs all-time with five.
“Konami Code” MVP contenders
While the 2022 NFL MVP will likely be claimed by one of the young guns or old dogs above, there’s no harm on placing a few longshot bets on one of these three running quarterbacks on (what should be) good teams.
Lamar Jackson (+1800) missed the final four games of 2021 with an ankle injury, but the former MVP is looking yoked heading into the season. Can he recapture the form that saw him throw and run for a combined 43 touchdowns in 2019?
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Jalen Hurts (+1800) has already picked up a lot of steam over the offseason and is no longer the 50-to-1 or even 33-to-1 value he once was. But, the third-year QB is impossible to stop on the ground (784 rushing yards in 2021) and will have A.J. Brown in the pass catching corps mix with DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert this year.
Trey Lance (+3300) is an even better bet than Hurts at today’s odds. While the sophomore is unproven under center, he has a much higher ceiling as a passer than Philadelphia’s starter with a similar rushing upside. With Kyle Shanahan calling the shots on a strong 49ers squad, the 22-year-old has a shot at becoming a superstar.
Best Bet: Joe Burrow (+1200)
Best Longshot: Trey Lance (+3300)
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