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NFL MVP Odds 2018: Drew Brees, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Tom Brady Favorites

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2018

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) acknowledges the crowd as he runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Brees broke the NFL all-time passing yards record during the game. The Saints won 43-19. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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Drew Brees is officially the NFL MVP frontrunner through the first six weeks of the 2018 NFL campaign.

OddsShark posted the current odds, with Brees coming in at +400 (bet $100 to win $400). Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and Tom Brady are each sitting at +600.

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Updated odds to win NFL MVP (@BovadaOfficial): Brees +400 Goff/Brady/Gurley +600 Mahomes/Rodgers +700 Rivers +1600 Flacco +2200 Wentz +2500 Mack/Kamara +3300 Trubisky/Newton +3300 Big Ben +3300 Dalton +4000 Elliott/Cousins/Barkley +5000 Ryan/Jones +6600 Thomas/Donald +6600

Los Angeles Rams stars Gurley and Goff would probably be favorites on their own if they weren't teammates. The Rams are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL, outscoring their opponents by 78 points.

Gurley leads the NFL with 623 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground, adding 21 receptions, 247 yards and two touchdowns in the air.

"I'm going to say Todd breaks LT's record for the rushing touchdowns in a single season," Rams teammate Robert Woods said on NFL Total Access. "I believe it was 28. Gurley is hot. Gurley is hot."

Goff is fourth in the NFL with 1,928 passing yards and 12 touchdowns against five interceptions. He's thrown three interceptions with only one touchdown the last two weeks after looking like the MVP favorite through the first quarter of the season.

Brees has thrown 1,658 yards and 11 touchdowns without an interception. The Saints are 4-1 on the season with Brees playing a starring role with Mark Ingram missing the first four weeks. Brees set the NFL's all-time passing yards record earlier this season.

Brees has acknowledged he could be approaching the end of his NFL career.

"I don't know exactly when [retirement] will be yet, but what it has done is it made me value each and every day that much more," Brees said, per Jay Glazer of The Athletic. "It's made me want to stay in the moment that much more because I just don't know when it will be over and I just want to maximize each and every second and enjoy each and every second because when I do walk away I don't want to say I wish I would have done things differently. I want to say, man I gave it everything I could and I'm just ready for the next chapter."

Brady is the league's reigning MVP and is Tom Brady. He's going to be in the MVP conversation until he retires.