NFL MVP Odds October
The competition tightens with each round played, and the 2021-22 MVP winner is increasingly on our minds as the buzz surrounding these top players becomes too loud to ignore. And why would you want to, with contenders like these?
Quarterbacks continue to lead the way as MVP candidates. Patrick Mahomes sits near the top of the list for the possible winner’s podium, and has Kyler Murray keeping him company at the top of the betting. It’s still a game of musical places, though, so serious contenders like Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson could be jostled up and down the list at breakneck pace as they continue their season trajectory.
Both Allen and Jackson’s stats are rising up in the ranks, and Lamar’s are even overtaking Mahomes in some cases.
The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott saw some bad luck with injuries bogging him down, but his fast recovery has left the league impressed, including the Bodog sportsbook.
Aaron Rodgers is still knee-deep in the controversy with the Packers, but it’s still a possibility that he could rival the Peyton Manning record of 2 MVP awards in a row.
Only time will tell which of these candidates are ready to take the award, and if we’ve learned anything in our history doing sports, you can never be too sure in the NFL about who’s just one tackle away from locking in a winner’s position.
Odds to Win 2021-22 NFL MVP
2021 NFL MVP odds
#1 Kyler Murray – The Cardinals
Coming out of seemingly nowhere is former baseball player-cum-Cardinals Quarterback, Kyler Murray. Murray is soaring across the board, with the ten-point increase in his 2020 completion rate propelling the Cardinals into a rocket-fuelled 4-0 record, having just left the Rams to regroup. Already boasting a slew of honours since his 2019 draft, Murray is positioning himself to continue his solid record of accolades:
- First draft quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019
- Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors
- Pro Bowl bid in 2020.
- Selected as ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Oakland Athletics Draft
It should surprise no one if another title landed in his most valued lap, with odds set at +750.
#2 Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs
Unless we see a drastic change in the season, like another player matching the QBR of Mahomes and his seemingly impossible passing game (we’re looking at you, third down passes), it doesn’t look like the star player is going to budge from the first half of the list. The numbers don’t lie: 9.5 yards per pass attempt, 32 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and 27 sacks on 433 dropbacks since 2017. There’s no doubt that Mahomes is a leading MVP contender right now, and +800 odds on the books shows that Bodog maintains confident that the KC Allstar could add a polished MVP ring to his impossible passing arm.
#6 Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs had an exemplary first season with sixth-placed Tom Brady leading the pack in 2020. With his second year in Tampa Bay, we could be seeing a repeat of Peyton Manning’s 2013 MVP status in his second year with the Broncos. Brady’s final stats at the end of 2020 prove this QB isn’t slowing down any time soon, despite having a career spanning more years than some of his competition have lived, and with the current offensive weapons firing behind his back in 2021, Bodog NFL MVP odds lock in Brady as one of the top favourites with +1000 odds to win it.
#8 Russell Wilson – Seahawks
The recently catapulting Russell Wilson is no stranger to success. He not only led Seattle to their first and only Super Bowl win in 2014, but he also obliterated their records with 33,946 passing yards and 267 touchdown passes. For the icing, he won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his work in charity, showing that he’s got way more to give than just his prowess as a dual-threat quarterback. Whether or not all of that is enough to step over the likes of Murray and Mahomes is anyone’s guess, but Bodog NFL MVP odds are +1800 that he can.
#5 Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills
It’s not a stretch to see Josh Allen as a rising MVP considering last season he was voted in second as MVP, and Allen has shown incredible improvement with the Bills. His success awarded him AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13 last year, which was his third time winning the award that season. We’re not overlooking his stats last year with 40 passes attempted in a game and 80% completed. One thing is for sure, +1200 odds say that Josh Allen should not be overlooked as this year’s MVP.
#4 Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
Last season (2020) Aaron Rodgers collected his third MVP award (last one was in 2014), and it’s no surprise he’s in the running again. If he manages to walk away with the award for this season, that would make him the second ever to win a repeat MVP aside from Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009. You can say all you want about the controversy surrounding Rodgers and the Packers, but it always comes down to A-Rod using criticism as fuel for a proper bulldoze on the field. The Bodog NFL MVP Odds are at +1000 making him a solid contender, but it doesn’t seem too likely Rodgers will match Manning’s double win.
#9 Dak Prescott – Cowboys
Dak Prescott’s latissimus strain in his right shoulder left the ‘Boys one strong right arm short during preseason, not to mention he’s still recovering from a gruesome ankle injury from last season that left him sidelined for their final 11 games. That hasn’t put a damper on anyone’s spirits, least of all head coach Mike McCarthy who has full faith in the offensive centerpiece to lead his squad in 2021. The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award holder has proven he has what it takes to push through recovery and maintain his leader status on offense. We always love a good comeback story, and +1800 on the Bodog futures sportsbook says that Prescott is a contender to be recognized as MVP.
#10 Lamar Jackson – Ravens
He claimed the title in 2019, and we see Lamar Jackson with a fighting chance to slip on yet another MVP ring in 2021. Jackson has refined his game considerably in Baltimore since the 2019 honour, and his 19 career-rushing touchdowns destroys current MVP no. 2 favourite Patrick Mahomes’s tally of 6. Jackson may not have the strong arm that Mahomes is famous for, but his passing has improved immensely alongside his already strong ground game and an all-star supporting crew, as we saw in all its recent glory when the Ravens took over the Chiefs by 1 point in the 4th quarter. Bodog NFL MVP odds are at +2500 for Lamar to be recognised as this year’s MVP.
At this stage in the season, it’s really anyone’s year right now – and remember that the earlier you put your bet slips in for futures the more you’ll win from your investment if you’re right. So keep an eye on the Bodog NFL MVP odds and get ready to jump in with a golden MVP opportunity.