Mahomes Atop The MVP Boards After Russell Wilson’s Downfall

  • Patrick Mahomes leads the MVP odds boards with +180 odds.
  • Russell Wilson sits at +250 odds to win the NFL MVP.
  • Aaron Rodgers has +500 odds to win the MVP.

LAS VEGAS - The NFL Futures odds are being updated every week, and at BettingSuperBowl, that means it’s time to update the readership on what the odds are looking like.

Right now, Patrick Mahomes sits atop the NFL MVP odds, as the best player on the best team in the league.

Russell Wilson, an early MVP favorite, has fallen off a bit in terms of odds as his Seahawks have taken some rough losses.

Let’s take a look at the top three competitors’ odds, and break down each player’s case to be the MVP.

NFL MVP Odds 2020 - Monday, Week 10

  • Patrick Mahomes +180
  • Russell Wilson +250
  • Aaron Rodgers +500

Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes’ case is simple - he’s probably the best player in the league on a game to game basis, and his team sits atop the Super Bowl odds boards.

Through nine games, Mahomes has put up 2687 passing yards and 25 touchdowns.

This appears to just be what a normal year for Mahomes looks like - he’s on pace for over 4700 yards and 44 touchdowns.

There’s an interesting parallel to be drawn between Mahomes’ MVP candidacy and that of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA.

Both Mahomes and Giannis are younger players who already won MVP’s prior to this season, and had very high expectations placed on them.

Both are on teams that have been dominant in the regular season, and both of them put up eye popping numbers as a matter of course.

Giannis, of course, won the NBA MVP award, while Mahomes is sitting atop the NFL MVP odds boards.

It’s very hard to come up with reasons how Mahomes should not be at the top of any NFL MVP list, and the only thing keeping him out of this spot was the fact that the Seahawks were dominant and Russ was cooking.

Now that the Seahawks have taken some L’s, and the Chiefs have won, Mahomes is back at the top spot, and probably deservedly.

Russell Wilson

The interesting thing about Wilson’s candidacy is that his drop in the rankings might not be his fault at all.

The Seahawks defense is not only one of the worst in the league but looks to be one of the worst of all time.

Seattle has allowed opposing quarterbacks to pass for an average of 353.3 pass yards per game.

This is the worst in the league, and it’s not even close - second-worst Atlanta sits at 310.3.

As of last Monday, the Seahawks were on pace to be the worst pass defense of all time - and again, it wasn’t close.

Wilson himself has put up 2789 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, edging Mahomes in both categories.

It’s interesting to watch - it certainly seems like Russ has had a better season than Mahomes, but he’s on a worse team, and his defense could be costing him the MVP.

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a perennial MVP candidate in the NFL, and this year is no exception.

Rodgers has put up 2578 passing yards to go along with 26 touchdowns on the year.

The Packers are still winning games, but they’re struggling in odd places - they lost a huge blowout to Tampa Bay, and they had a lot of trouble with a 1-8 Jacksonville Jaguars team.

Rodgers has fewer passing yards on the year than Mahomes and Wilson, and fewer touchdowns than Wilson.

He’s third on the odds boards, but unless he picks it up in the second half of the season, that’s where he’ll stay.

Advertising Disclosure may receive a commission from any purchases you make through link on our site. This enables us to offer you the best free content and news about Super Bowl Betting.