Updated 2020 NFL MVP Award Odds to Win, Analysis and Top Picks
Top NFL sportsbooks online favor Patrick Mahomes to win the NFL MVP award for a second, non-consecutive time. As expected, the best online sportsbooks are top-heavy with quarterbacks. A QB has been given the honor in the last seven seasons. And 12 of the last 13.
NFL MVP Odds 2020 Futures Betting Favorites
|Josh Allen (QB)||+2500|
|Odell Beckham Jr.||+10000|
Patrick Mahomes +500
The Kansas City Chiefs starting QB finished 2019 with 4031 passing yards and 26 TDs. Over one thousand yards fewer than the previous season. And about half as many TDs. But then he got a Super Bowl championship ring out of it, so you won’t hear him complain. Mahomes is well known for keeping plays alive, running and scrambling his way out of pressure. As a matter of fact, he is, according to Touchdown Wire, the best QB under pressure. “Mahomes didn’t have the NFL’s highest passer rating under pressure in 2019 — that went to Drew Brees (98.6) to Mahomes’ 90.4. But no quarterback was more prolific when creating scoring plays — the reigning Super Bowl MVP threw 12 touchdowns to just three picks, with 1,170 yards”.
Even Von Miller, by his own admission, “can’t [stop Mahomes]. We’ve just got to score points. If we’re able to get off the field — you can hold them to a third-down here and there, but that’s on our offense. We’ve got to score on offense because you cannot — it’s not smart to go into the game and say we’re going to hold Patrick Mahomes to no points.”
Lamar Jackson +750
The Baltimore Raven is the current reigning and defending NFL MVP. Users of top NFL sportsbooks should consider, though, that the last man to win the award back-to-back was Peyton Manning. And that was a decade ago. Jackson set a record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback in 2019, and led the league with 36 touchdown passes and a QBR of 81.10. Additionally, he led all rushers with 6.9 yards per carry. During the 2019 season he also topped the league with 43 total touchdowns and a 9.0 passing touchdown percentage.
As it turns out, however, “Jackson is likely due for a decrease in production for two main factors. Firstly, defenses will be able to prepare for the Ravens’ offense more adequately … And secondly, it’s just hard to match such successful production from year-to-year in the NFL. It’s unreasonable to expect the Ravens to break the single-season rushing record each year, or for Jackson to go on a stretch of multiple MVP awards in a row.”
Russell Wilson +1000
The Seattle Seahawks starting QB finished the 2019 season with 4,110 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, and five picks. As well as 75 carries for 342 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Wilson led the Seahawks to an 11–5 record and the playoffs as the NFC’s #5 seed. He was once again named to the Pro Bowl and made his first appearance on the AP All-Pro team as the second-team quarterback after Lamar Jackson. Wilson has never been named regular-season MVP. Could that have something to do with his being, according to Yahoo Sports, the most underused QB ever?
Tom Brady +1200
As far as top NFL sportsbooks online are concerned, Tommy Touchdown is a favorite at everything he sets out to do. He is a three-time NFL regular season MVP award winner (2007, 2010, 2017). Somewhat ironically, Brady has been brought to Tampa Bay to replace last season’s passing yards leader, Jameis Winston. Why? It just might have something to do with the fact that Winston also led the NFL in interceptions (30).
Longshot: Christian McCaffrey +2800
If a running back is going to win MVP for the first time since 2012, it would most likely be McCaffrey.