- Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes have opened as co-favorites to win the NFL MVP award next season.
- Super Bowl LVI quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow are listed at +1600 and +1200, respectively.
- Despite announcing his retirement, Tom Brady is on the early MVP list at +4500.
Last February 10th, Aaron Rodgers took 39 out of a possible 50 votes to win this season’s MVP award, becoming the 5th player in NFL history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Now, despite rumors that he could be leaving Green Bay, Rodgers has opened as the co-favorite to join Packers great Brett Favre as the only players in NFL history to win three consecutive MVP awards.
Rodgers and Mahomes Co-Favorites
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) February 15, 2022
According to the opening MVP odds from Caesars Sportsbook, Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes are the co-favorites at +700 with Buffalo’s Josh Allen trailing them in the third spot at +900. The three are the only favorites on the list with odds shorter than +1000.
After them is another trio of quarterbacks whose opening odds are all within reach of each other. Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow is listed at +1200 and he is followed by the L.A. Chargers’ Justin Herbert at +1400. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl LVI-winning quarterback in Matthew Stafford of the L.A. Rams is listed at +1600.
The first non-QB on the list is Tennessee Titans superstar running back Derrick Henry who is listed at +1800. Henry has shorter odds than QBs Dak Prescott and Lamar Jackson who are both listed at +2200. Super Bowl LVI MVP Cooper Kupp is the second non-QB on the early list with his +2500 odds. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is also listed at +2500.
Tom Brady is Listed at +4500
Tom Brady is +4500 to win MVP next season ?
If Brady doesn’t take a snap all season wagers will be refunded. pic.twitter.com/BGdL7ylSGR
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) February 15, 2022
Interestingly, Caesars included Tom Brady in its early MVP betting board despite Brady announcing his retirement after his Buccaneers lost to the Rams in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The sportsbook however said that it will refund all bets if Brady does not take a snap next season.
Before Brady on the list, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is pegged at +3000 odds, the same odds as Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor who is coming off a monster season. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel, and Raiders QB Derek Carr are all listed at +4000. Brady is next and he is the most intriguing name on the list.
Brady is turning 45 years old and has already announced his retirement after playing 22 NFL seasons. However, he is coming off a season where he led the league in passing TDs and passing yards. He also finished second behind Rodgers in the recent MVP balloting. With Brady recently saying “never say never”, the best NFL sportsbooks aren’t giving up hope that he will reconsider his decision. Stay tuned.