Updated Super Bowl MVP Odds: Brady Still the Favorite as Gronk's Odds Decrease

Michael Nargi@NargOnSportsSenior Analyst IFebruary 5, 2012

Updated Super Bowl MVP Odds: Brady Still the Favorite as Gronk's Odds Decrease

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    The Super Bowl MVP odds have changed as we approach kickoff. Last week, the odds were drastically different, especially for the longshots in the game.

    The most likely player to win the Super Bowl MVP is still Tom Brady with 7:5 odds, followed by Eli Manning at 9:4, according to bovada.lv. 

    The changes from a week ago begin with the fourth most likely to win the trophy. Rob Gronkowski had been a 10:1 favorite, but has fallen to 14:1. Hakeem Nicks is now the fourth most likely player to claim the MVP, remaining at 12:1.

    Chad Ochocinco made the biggest jump, going from 100:1 to 35:1.

    Three defensive players—Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Vince Wilfork—were all paying 75:1 last week. They are now paying 50:1.

    Here is a complete list of the odds as we approach kickoff.

Top 8 Favorites

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    All offensive players in the top eight. All of them are viable options to win the MVP.

    Tom Brady 7:5   

    Eli Manning 9:4    

    Victor Cruz 8:1    

    Hakeem Nicks 12:1    

    Wes Welker 12:1    

    Rob Gronkowski 14:1    

    Aaron Hernandez 16:1   

    Ahmad Bradshaw 20:1

10 Players in the Middle

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    The next 10 players start to include defensive players. Ochocinco makes his appearance here as well.

    Jason Pierre-Paul 25:1    

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis 30:1  

    Chad Ochocinco 35:1    

    Mario Manningham 35:1    

    Brandon Jacobs 40:1    

    Deion Branch 40:1    

    Danny Woodhead 50:1    

    Justin Tuck 50:1  

    Osi Umenyiora 50:1  

    Vince Wilfork 50:1    

MVP Longshots

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    The kickers and a couple more defensive players finish up the list for MVP long shots.

    Antrel Rolle 75:1    

    Lawrence Tynes 75:1    

    Stephen Gostkowski 75:1    

    Devin McCourty 100:1    

    Jake Ballard 100:1    

    Jerod Mayo 100:1    

    Kyle Arrington 100:1   

    The field pays 28:1