With one week left in the regular season, the race for the NFL MVP award is heating up. With the Bengals surge over the last couple of weeks, Joe Burrow has jumped into the race.
We’ll see how the next week shakes out, but right now, it looks like the award is Aaron Rodgers’ to lose. Let’s take a look at the favorites to win this year’s award so you can make your bets against the NFL MVP odds.
Updated Regular Season MVP Odds
Aaron Rodgers -400
At 13-3, the Green Bay Packers have the best record in the NFL, and much of that is because of the play of Aaron Rodgers. If you take away his Week 1 debacle, Rodgers has been unbelievable this season.
He has thrown for nearly 4000 yards with 35 touchdowns and just four interceptions. And remember, Rodgers has done this with just a one-star receiver.
He has also had his running backs, and receivers miss numerous games due to Covid issues and injuries. If you take away his two interceptions in their loss to the Saints in Week 1, Rodgers has had one of the most efficient seasons in league history. He has the Packers as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady +550
At 12-4, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the best teams in the league. Tom Brady has had another outstanding season at the age of 44. Brady is 10 yards short of 5000 passing yards this season with 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
For most of the season, Brady has had a very good group of receivers, so that has made a difference. Brady has also had a limited running game this season, so he has had to make many throws when the defense knew he had to throw.
Joe Burrow +1400
Don’t look now, but Joe Burrow has now gotten himself into the thick of the MVP race. After two monster games in a row, Burrow has gotten the attention of the NFL.
In his last two games, he has thrown for 971 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He has also led the Bengals to the AFC North championship.
On the season, he has thrown for over 4600 yards with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The 14 interceptions could be one of his downfalls that voters look at, but it has been a long time since the Bengals have really been relevant, and much of that has been due to the play of Burrow.
Jonathan Taylor +1400
The Indianapolis Colts got off to a horrible start this season, and much of that was due to the fact that they were asking Carson Wentz to do too much. Once they started getting Taylor more involved in the offense, the Colts took off and got back into the playoff race.
Taylor has had a phenomenal season. He has rushed for over 1700 yards with 18 touchdowns. Taylor also has 37 receptions with one receiving touchdown. Last weekend’s loss to the Raiders may have squashed any chance that Taylor has of winning, but one game should not totally discount him.