- MyBookie has released early odds on the 2019 NFL MVP Award
- Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (4/1) is the favorite to win back-to-back MVPs
- Eagles QB Carson Wentz is an incredible value at 19/1
After joining Peyton Manning as only the second player in league history to throw for 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdowns in a season, Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes is favored to become the first back-to-back NFL MVP since Peyton in 2008 and 2009. (Manning also accomplished the feat in 2003 and 2004 in case that last Broncos season made you forget how good he was).
Given there’s not much value in betting the Madden 2020 cover boy at 4/1, let’s look at the early odds at MyBookie to see what other quarterbacks might take home the league’s top honor.
NFL Regular Season MVP 2019
|Patrick Mahomes (QB Chiefs)||+400|
|Drew Brees (QB Saints)||+700|
|Aaron Rodgers (QB Packers)||+800|
|Andrew Luck (QB Colts)||+800|
|Tom Brady (QB Patriots)||+1000|
|Baker Mayfield (QB Browns)||+1400|
|Russell Wilson (QB Seahawks)||+1600|
|Carson Wentz (QB Eagles)||+1900|
|Philip Rivers (QB Chargers)||+2200|
|Deshaun Watson (QB Texans)||+2500|
|Matt Ryan (QB Falcons)||+2800|
|Jared Goff (QB Rams)||+3300|
|Alvin Kamara (RB Saints)||+3300|
|Todd Gurley (RB Rams)||+4000|
*Odds as of 06/17/19
Old Guys: Drew Brees (+700) and Tom Brady (+1000)
Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady won his third MVP award at age 40, so it’s almost silly to bet against TB12 at 42 considering he has Bill Belichick and shady trainer Alex Guerrero on his side.
However, with Gronk enjoying retirement (for now) and first-round wide receiver N’Keal Harry struggling at minicamp, the Patriots don’t have a lot of weapons for Tom Terrific(™).
Tom mf Brady ladies and gents pic.twitter.com/dRppFiiEKh
— Flinty (Pats 14-5) SBLIII CHAMPS (@InLikeFlint88) June 14, 2019
Fellow octogenarian Drew Brees seems similarly overvalued at 7/1. While it’s almost impossible to imagine the Saints without a dynamic offense, the 40-year-old’s struggles down the stretch last season were reminiscent of the early warning signs Peyton showed in 2014 before falling off a cliff the next year.
Good Bets: Aaron Rodgers (+800) and Andrew Luck (+800)
Who has had a more eventful offseason than Aaron Rodgers? First, he trashed Game Of Thrones, then he revealed was incapable of chugging a beer, then he was outed as a prick by former girlfriend Olivia Munn, and just last week he brought back his mustache.
While the departure of dimwitted Mike McCarthy in favor of Sean McVay’s former caddy Matt LaFleur could revive the Packers offense, the two-time MVP is already insinuating that he’ll be the man calling the shots at the line.
Mustache news: Aaron Rodgers is back in the gamehttps://t.co/DyTUQDEbtX
— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) June 12, 2019
Andrew Luck is the superior 8/1 play after throwing for 39 touchdowns in 2018. With his shoulder troubles seemingly behind him, the 29-year-old is set up for a career year behind a powerhouse offensive line.
With Frank Reich calling the plays and a deeper receiving corps, Luck could finally fulfill the enormous expectations that were hoisted on him upon entering the NFL.
The Best Value: Carson Wentz (+1900)
Before tearing his ACL in week 14 of his sophomore year and before his well-endowed replacement led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory, Carson Wentz was having a MVP season in 2017 (3,296 yards passing with a 33:7 TD-to-INT ratio) .
After a back injury knocked him of commission again in 2018, the 26-year-old quarterback is healthy in minicamp and generating renewed MVP hype.
Carson Wentz’s $107M-plus in guaranteed money is the largest guarantee ever given to an NFL player ?
(via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/2Fb8OWl997
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 7, 2019
Freshly inked to a four-year extension, Wentz is blessed with a strong offensive line, one of the game’s best play-callers in head coach Doug Pederson, the NFL’s top tight-end combo (Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert), and new for 2019… speedy deep-ball receiver DeSean Jackson.
Jump on Wentz’s 19/1 MVP odds at MyBookie while you still can, because you won’t find anything near that value elsewhere.