NFL MVP Award Favorites
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NFL MVP Award Favorites

The NFL's MVP race is heating up now that we're in the final stages of the season, as the Super Bowl looms. For those of you who haven't made your bets yet, or who are looking for new ones, we're going to break down the top-four candidates to date.

Now that we are in the latter stages of the 2020/21 NFL season, the MVP ladder is reaching the final stages of the process. We're going to break down the top four contenders for this year's award, ranking them from good to better to best. The odds are currently unavailable and were last checked on February 18, 2021.

NFL MVP Odds Analysis for 2020

While we wait for the odds to be released, let's take a look at things from last season!

4. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2000)

Never count the GOAT out. He's at home for the biggest game of the season and at 43 years old, he's certainly got the experience to carry his team over the line. 

Brady is so dominant in the NFC, he now has as many titles as a combined total of both Aaron Rodgers and Drew Bress, who have also had excellent seasons. 

The Buccaneers overcame a very strong Packers side to reach the Super Bowl LV. Brady passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns. He will face a different animal in the final, as well as the Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. This weekend will mark the first time a QB has led their team out at the Super Bowl in their own stadium.

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3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (+2000)

The Seahawks made an excellent start to the NFL regular season, going on an 11-game unbeaten run. Although they dropped off a bit, they remained solid into the Playoffs eventually losing out to the LA Rams.

Wilson is at the perfect quarterback age, unlike our other two contenders, at 31 years old he's in the right space and will have enough experience to bring his footballing IQ to where it needs to be. 

He understands the game well and has made huge contributions to his team's success this season. He managed 342 yards and 3 touchdowns last season and managed to put up 4,212 yards and 40 touchdowns this season.

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (+180)

Mahomes looks set to win the Super Bowl again. His Chiefs are playing outrageously well and he has once again been the orchestrator of things for KC. He may become only the third player to be the Super Bowl MVP in successive Bowls.

The KC Chiefs had to beat an in-form Buffalo Bills team to reach the Super Bowl. Mahomes completed 29 out of 38 passes for 325 yards and three TDs. If he manages to repeat this feat on February Sunday, it'll be another MVP award for him. 

Although we haven't mentioned them here, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are also possibilities for the MVP. However, without Mahomes elite-level passing, those two won't make the award - which is telling as to who will likely get it. 

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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (-220)

The Packers have had a phenomenal season, with Aaron Rodgers at the base of everything good they’ve achieved this season.

At 37-years old, Rodgers is a very experienced QB. It’s shown this season, as he’s tallied up 4,059 passing yards, 44 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. He really picked up the pace in Week 12 of the regular season and hasn’t looked back since.

What makes it all so impressive, is he’s putting up these numbers with a very different team around him to that of Mahomes. He may not be the biggest name in the sport, but he is absolutely critical to the Packers' success.

Many expect Rodgers to take the MVP title this season, but we will wait to see what happens in the Super Bowl LV before we know definitively.

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