NFL MVP Odds 2021: The Rise Of Josh Allen And Fall Of Patrick Mahomes

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The race for 2021 NFL MVP took a strange turn as Bills QB Josh Allen assumed favorite status this week despite coming off of Buffalo’s bye.

FanDuel is among the sportsbooks that have Allen at the top of their oddsboards:

2022 NFL MVP OddsFanDuel Sportsbook
Josh Allen +300
Dak Prescott+450
Kyler Murray +450
Tom Brady+550
Matthew Stafford+1000
Aaron Rodgers+1200
Justin Herbert+1600
Derek Carr+2000
Derrick Henry+2300

The quarterback-laden list features only one non-passer in the top-nine selections. Derrick Henry, the powerful Titans RB who leads the league in rushing with 869 yards, remains a longshot to become NFL MVP. Then-Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was the last non-QB to win the award, in 2012.

Since then, the MVP has been a quarterback for eight consecutive years. Aaron Rodgers, the 202o winner, has captured the prize three times in his career. Kyler Murray, among the favorites for this year’s award, and the undefeated Cardinals square off against Rodgers and the one-loss Packers on Thursday night in Phoenix.

Variance In The Market

DraftKings Sportsbook also has Allen as the betting favorite but is offering more attractive odds at +400. PointsBet features Murray as the top betting choice at +375.

DraftKingsPointsBet
Allen +400Murray +375
Murray +450Allen +450
Prescott +500Prescott +475
Brady +750Brady +500
Stafford +800Stafford +700

As you should with any wager, shop around the sports betting market for the most attractive odds for your MVP pick.

Wither Patrick Mahomes?

Mahomes was an MVP favorite at some books, including +550 at FoxBet before the season kicked off. Kansas City’s recent collapse has left the Chiefs tied for last place in the AFC West at 3-4 and dropping down the Super Bowl 2022 oddsboard.

It’s also left the MVP quest for Mahomes in tatters, and the current odds reflect that. He’s +5000 at both FanDuel and Points Bet and +4000 at DraftKings.

Also read: NFL Week 8 odds

 

 

 

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