Winning a Most Valuable Player award is the most significant individual résumé builder any athlete can hope to achieve. The award will never go to a player on a losing team in the NFL. Over the last 20 years, no MVP winner has ever played for a team that has won fewer than 10 games. More often than not the MVP comes from one of the best teams in the league. Although he's only won two MVP awards, Aaron Rodgers [...]
Lamar Jackson has been tremendous this season, leading the Baltimore Ravens to the best overall record in the NFL. For anybody that has witnessed Jackson play and/or reviewed his box scores, it is obvious that the dual-threat nature of his game gives him a decisive advantage against opposing defenses.
Last week Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was sitting at -360 odds to win the NFL MVP award at BetAmerica. After he led the Ravens to a 24-17 victory over Buffalo, he has now moved to a -800 favorite to win the honor.
Lamar Jackson is the runaway favorite to become the youngest NFL MVP since Jim Brown won at age 21 in 1957. But how does his 2019 season compare to the best from 21-year-olds in NFL history?
Lamar Jackson is a human highlight reel and may be the most entertaining quarterback since the 2006 version of Michael Vick. Jackson is on pace for 1,274 yards rushing, which will shatter Vick's single season record by a quarterback by over 200 yards. He has launched himself into a large favorite to win the NFL MVP.
Now that every team in the league has played at least four games, we have reached the the quarter point of the NFL season. There have been some surprises and some upsets but also some expected results. There is still a long way to go, but if the season were to suddenly get called off today, here is who would win each end-of-season award.
With Andrew Luck’s sudden and shocking retirement last weekend, the odds to win the NFL MVP award reflect an unquestioned fact of life in the league: it’s Patrick Mahomes’ world and we’re just living in it.