With the NFL Preseason coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what season-long props you want to play. Bovada Sportsbook already has Individual QB Props posted as well as Week 1 Spreads, but they just released MVP odds. Leading the way this year is really no surprise. Tom Brady is +450 to take home the trophy, followed by Aaron Rodgers (+700) and Derek Carr (+900). We go four more players until we come to a non-quarterback – Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott (+2000). Since the award was first handed out in 1957, more quarterbacks have won this award (40) than all other positions combined (21). Included in those other winners are 18 running backs, one defensive tackle (Alan Page in 1971), one place kicker (Mark Moseley in 1982) and one linebacker (Lawrence Taylor in 1986). Since 95% of past winners have been either running backs or quarterbacks, bettors may want to avoid placing a wager on a wide receiver, even though they are some of the best athletes on the planet – Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham, Jr. etc. Listed below are odds from June 27th. You can view the up-to-the-minute odds by visiting Bovada Sportsbook.
I would probably put my money on Derek Carr this season. He broke-out last year and could have taken his Raiders to the Super Bowl if his season didn’t end late with an injury. Andrew Luck at +2500 is another long-shot worth taking. He will be the only offense the Colts have and will rack-up some huge numbers. It’s interesting to see Marshawn Lynch back on this list, albeit +10000.