Fictional NFC East Division MVP Odds
Eli Manning +250While the New York Giants won just six games a year ago and missed out on a postseason berth for the third straight year, it wasn’t Eli Manning’s fault in my mind as the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback had the best season of his career in numerous statistical categories, including completion percentage (63.1) and quarterback rating (70.93). The three-time Pro Bowler also has the second-best season of his career in touchdown passes (30) and passing yardage (4,410) while throwing the fewest interceptions he’s had in five years. Manning finished sixth in passing yards last season and could be even better with gifted young receiver Odell Beckham Jr. heading into his second season and veteran Victor Cruz returning from a nearly season-long injury. Manning has topped the 4,000-yard plateau in four of his last six seasons and looks like the odds-on-favorite here – if the G-Men can reach the double-digit win mark that is.
Tony Romo +250Tony Romo completed a career-high 69.9 percent of his passes in 2014 while throwing fewer than 10 interceptions for just the third time in his career. However, I don’t think the often-enigmatic signal-caller is going to repeat the success he achieved last season for one big reason – the loss of starting running back DeMarco Murray. Romo finished 14th in passing yards last season (3,705) while tossing 34 touchdown passes and just nine interceptions, but again, I think the 2015 season will be much more of an uphill battle if the Cowboys fail to find a quality starter to replace Murray.
Looking back on it…it was a catch 🙂 pic.twitter.com/jq29XpkGAn— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) May 15, 2015