2018-19 NFL MVP Odds: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Carson Wentz Favorites for Award

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Green Bay Packers opened on-field work in their offseason program this week, an especially important time for a team that has had a lot of changes since the end of a 7-9 season. On offense, Aaron Rodgers is healthy again after missing much of last season with a broken collarbone.. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains the slight favorite to win the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2018 NFL season.

Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News relayed the latest Bovada MVP betting lines, with Rodgers (13-2) leading fellow quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots (7-1) and Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles (19-2):

Jon Machota @jonmachota

Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott among NFL’s MVP favorites (via Bovada) https://t.co/ei1e1uTBqq

The top three is the same from the OddsShark update two weeks ago.

Rodgers previously won the MVP Award in both 2011 and 2014. He was recently ranked as the league's 10th-best player in the NFL Network's annual countdown of the top 100.

In February, the 34-year-old California native said he expects to get back on an MVP level next season after being limited to seven appearances last season because of a collarbone injury.

"I plan on doing that again," he said about winning the league's top individual honor.

The other names atop the list also come as no surprise.

Brady has won MVP on three occasions, including last year, and is still one of the NFL's most effective players as he prepares to enter his 19th season with the Patriots. He completed 66.3 percent of his throws for 4,577 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season.

Wentz was battling the longtime Pats stalwart for the honor last year before suffering a torn ACL that ended his season in December. He finished the year with 33 TDs and seven picks in 13 games.

Three running backs—the Pittsburgh Steelers' Le'Veon Bell, Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley II and Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson—are the top non-quarterbacks on the odds list at 40-1. There are 17 QBs above them, showcasing the lopsided nature of contending for the award.


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