Players With Long NFL MVP Odds You Should Bet On in 2017

Posted by Kenny Bell on Wednesday,August 2, 2017 9:35, EDT in

If you aren’t betting on a quarterback from a good team to win the NFL MVP Award each year, then you simply are throwing money away. Since 2007, a QB from a contender has won the MVP every year but once. Will that change in 2017? Maybe. Here are some longer-shot NFL MVP choices worth a look at MyBookie. By longer shot, we’ll count anyone at +1500 or above.

Players With Long NFL MVP Odds You Should Bet On in 2017

Cardinals RB David Johnson (+1600)

This guy is the most electric running back in the NFL. In 2016, he fell just short of becoming the third running back in league history with 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. After setting a team record for touchdowns and leading the league in scrimmage yards, and after a streak of 15 straight games of at least 100 yards from scrimmage, he fell short of 1,000 receiving yards. He finished with 80 receptions for 879 yards.

“That is my main goal,” he said this offseason. “I must get 1,000 rushing and receiving. I definitely want to be one of those players. There’s only two other running backs who have done it. I definitely want to be among those guys.”

The only two guys to do it are Roger Craig for the San Francisco 49ers in 1985 and then Marshall Faulk in 1999 for the St. Louis Rams. If Johnson can do 1000/1000 and the Cards are good like they were in 2015, he’ll be in the MVP running.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (+2500)

Count me on the Titans’ bandwagon this year and count me on Mariota’s, too! Did you know the third-year QB and former Heisman winner from Oregon has yet to throw a red-zone interception? That’s amazing. If the Titans can win the AFC South Division this season and Mariota has a big season, I believe he has a shot at stealing the MVP.

The Titans might have won the division last year if Mariota didn’t break his leg in Week 15. Overall, he completed 276 of 451 passes for 3,426 yards and ranked fourth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL with a 95.6 passer rating and sixth in the AFC and tied for 10th in the NFL with 26 touchdown passes. He was named first alternate for the Pro Bowl but was unable to play because of injury.

Mariota’s 16 games with at least two touchdown passes in his first two NFL seasons tied for third all-time in the NFL, equaling Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson and trailing only Dan Marino (22) and Derek Carr (17). Mariota was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November 2016 after completing 86 of 130 passes for 1,124 yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions for a 115.0 passer rating, in addition to rushing for 89 yards and a score.

Saints QB Drew Brees (+2500)

Brees is the MyBookie’s betting favorite to lead the NFL in passing, which he has done a record seven times. How has the future Hall of Fame never won an NFL MVP Award? It’s really the only thing missing from Brees’ resume. In Brees’ five years with the San Diego Chargers and eight years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to nine Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

Not much is expected from the Saints this year, so if they can steal the NFC South Division, then Brees could steal the MVP. It should be noted that the QBs of the last two South Division winners, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and Carolina’s Cam Newton, did win the MVP.

As Brees heads into his 17th NFL season, he’s optimistic about the Saints’ prospects for this upcoming campaign. He thinks one veteran offseason pickup – running back Adrian Peterson — and a few of the younger guys give the offense an edge it might not have had in the past. The Saints have finished the regular season with a 7-9 record in each of the past three years. That has been largely the defense’s fault and that unit probably won’t be good this year, either.

Is Drew Brees a safe bet to win the 2017 NFL MVP award?

Intriguing Bets Heading to the 2017 NFL Season

Latest 2017 NFL MVP Odds

  • AJ Green: +6000
  • Aaron Rodgers: +650
  • Adrian Peterson: +12000
  • Alex Smith: +4000
  • Amari Cooper: +12000
  • Andrew Luck: +1600
  • Andy Dalton: +6000
  • Antonio Brown: +3300
  • Ben Roesthlisberger: +1000
  • Blake Bortles: +12000
  • Brandin Cooks +8000
  • Cam Newton: +2500
  • Carson Palmer: +4000
  • Carson Wentz: +6000
  • Dak Prescott: +1200
  • Deandre Hopkins: +12000
  • Demarco Murray: +8000
  • Derek Carr: +1200
  • Devonta Freeman: +8000
  • Dez Bryant: +8000
  • Eli Manning: +6000
  • Exekiel Elliot: +1600
  • JJ Watt: +8000
  • Jameis Winston: +5500
  • Joe Flacco: +6000
  • Jordy Nelson: +8000
  • Julio Jones: +3300
  • Khalil Mack +12000
  • Kirk Cousins: +5500
  • Lamar Miller: +8000
  • Lesean McCoy: +8000
  • Leveon Bell: +1600
  • Luke Kuechly: +8000
  • Matt Ryan: +1200
  • Matt Stafford: +5500
  • Melvin Gordon: +12000
  • Mike Evans: +5500
  • Odell Beckham Jr.: +6000
  • Paxton Lynch: +8000
  • Philip Rivers: +6500
  • Rob Gronkowski: +8000
  • Russell Wilson: +1000
  • Ryan Tannehill: +5000
  • Sam Bradford: +4000
  • Ty Hilton: +12000
  • Todd Gurley: +10000
  • Tom Brady: +400
  • Trevor Siemian: +8000
  • Von Miller: +8000

Expert NFL MVP Predictions

Matt Ryan was a longer-shot MVP last season so it can happen. Perhaps bet one of the favorites and then hedge with some money on one of these long shots.