2021 NFL MVP Futures: Josh Allen Favored After Outdueling Mahomes

  • BetOnline‘s 2021 NFL MVP futures list Josh Allen (+450) as the new award favorite
  • Dak Prescott (+500) and Tom Brady (+500) follow closely behind after magnificent Week 5 performances
  • Justin Herbert (+625) has 12 total touchdowns in three straight Chargers victories

Josh Allen threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns with another 59 yards and a score on the ground in Buffalo’s decisive 38-20 road victory over Kansas City on Sunday Night Football.

The 25-year-old is now +450 chalk to capture the 2021 NFL MVP while preseason award favorite Patrick Mahomes is down to +1000 after losing to Allen, Justin Herbert, and Lamar Jackson in the first five weeks of the season.

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NFL MVP Odds Update

Josh Allen+450
Dak Prescott+500
Tom Brady+500
Justin Herbert+625
Kyler Murray+650
Patrick Mahomes+1000
Aaron Rodgers+1200
Matthew Stafford+1200
Lamar Jackson+1600
Jameis Winston+3300
Baker Mayfield+4000
Derrick Henry+4000
Nick Chubb+5000
Joe Burrow+6600
Ryan Tannehill+10000
Derek Carr+12500
Sam Darnold+12500
Jalen Hurts+15000
Kirk Cousins+15000
Teddy Bridgewater+15000
Carson Wentz+20000
Justin Fields+20000

Josh Allen is in a dead heat with Dak and Brady

Josh Allen (+450) plays Tennessee on Monday Night Football before matchups with the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Jets so don’t expect him to relinquish his pole position anytime soon. Dak Prescott (+500) was just as masterful in the Cowboys’ 44-20 win over the division-rival Giants, throwing for 302 passing yards with three TDs. Next up is a date with New England and the same Bill Belichick defense that slowed Tom Brady (+500) in Week 4.

The 44-year-old Buccaneer followed up his mediocre showing in Foxborough by putting up 411 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-17 destruction of the Dolphins on Sunday. And, as we pointed out in our column last week when Brady was at +900, his next seven games come against clubs unlikely to make the NFL playoffs

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Justin Herbert pulls ahead of Kyler Murray

Justin Herbert (+625) is hot as any quarterback in the league right now. After tossing seven combined touchdowns in victories over the Chiefs and Raiders the past two weeks, the standout sophomore accounted for 427 total yards and five touchdowns in a back-and-forth slug-fest with the Browns on Sunday.

Next up is a date with Lamar Jackson (+1600) and the Ravens, but the Chargers’ schedule softens considerably after their Week 7 bye.

Kyler Murray (+650) rounds out the top five. The league’s most electrifying player put up his lowest-wattage performance of the season in Week 5, throwing for 230 yards and a TD in a 17-10 victory over the 49ers. A huge game between his undefeated Cardinals and the Browns beckons this Sunday, as well as a Week 8 Thursday nighter in primetime versus reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers (+1200) and the Packers.

With Patrick Mahomes (+1000) fading from contention, this promises to be the most exciting NFL MVP race in years with the GOAT Tom Brady looking to fend off a new generation of star quarterbacks (Allen, Dak, Herbert, and Kyler) and claim the honor for the fourth time in his career.

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