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Early 2021-2022 NFL MVP Bet Odds, Predictions, & Picks For 2021 NFL Preseason
2022 NFL MVP Futures Bet Odds
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (+500)
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (+900)
- Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (+1100)
- Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams (+1400)
- Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1400)
- Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (+1600)
- Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (+1600)
- Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (+2000)
- Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (+2000)
- Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (+2000)
- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (+3300)
- Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (+3300)
- Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (+3300)
For eight straight seasons, the NFL MVP trophy has been awarded to a quarterback. And besides running back Adrian Peterson‘s remarkable 2012 campaign being the outlier, quarterbacks have claimed the MVP trophy in 13 of the last 14 years.
In the 2021-22 season, things will be no different. To no surprise, the top 13 names with the best odds to take home the illustrious hardware next year are signal-callers.
With the NFL regular season just four short months away, The Game Day is here to give you an early look at some of the best choices who could claim the MVP Award in 2021.
2022 NFL MVP Sleeper Bet: Justin Herbert to win MVP (+2000)
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert did not disappoint in his rookie season after being selected No. 6 overall in the 2020 NFL draft.
After a 3-9 start, Herbert and the Chargers went on to win their last four games of the season to finish with a record of 7-9. Along the way, Herbert shattered several records for first-year quarterbacks, throwing for the most passing touchdowns with 31, scoring the most total touchdowns at 36, and having the most games with 300 yards passing with eight, while completing the most passes ever for a rookie QB with 396.
And since then, the Chargers have loaded up on offense to surround Herbert with the proper protection and weaponry in his sophomore year. Los Angeles went out and signed three offensive linemen in free agency, including All-Pro center Corey Linsley to a five-year deal.
They also spent the No. 13 overall pick on Northwestern left tackle Rashawn Slater, who was the second-ranked offensive lineman in the 2021 NFL draft.
But that’s not all: Despite losing tight end Hunter Henry in free agency, the Chargers made up for the loss by signing veteran Jared Cook to replace him. Cook is coming off a solid season with the New Orleans Saints, where he caught 37 passes for 504 yards and seven touchdowns.
Herbert will enter his second season with a new head coach in Brandon Staley, who commanded the No. 1 defense in the NFL last year with the Los Angeles Rams.
He will also get a new offensive coordinator in Joe Lombardi, the grandson of legendary Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. Lombardi is an intriguing addition after spending 10 seasons as the quarterbacks coach of future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, and another two seasons in between as the offensive coordinator in Detroit with Matthew Stafford during a Pro Bowl campaign. The Bolts hope Lombardi can get similar production out of Herbert, as he is set to take the reigns for the Chargers offense next season.
If Herbert can build off a stellar rookie campaign with a better supporting cast around him, the sky can be the limit for the Oregon product, who shattered all expectations in his first year.
Logical 2022 NFL MVP Bet: Aaron Rodgers to repeat as NFL MVP (+900)
Some said he was done after watching his skills decline in 2019. The Green Bay Packers even went out and drafted his eventual successor in the first round of last year’s draft. So how did the 37-year-old Aaron Rodgers respond? Just by going out and putting up arguably the best season of his career, which saw him win the 2020-21 NFL MVP Award with a whopping 44 first-place votes.
Last season was the third MVP of Rodgers’ career. But what’s even more astounding is that he set a career-high with 48 touchdowns passes (Most in the NFL), leading the league with a 70.7 completion percentage and 84.4 QBR.
The Packers had the fourth-best offense in the league, finishing with a 13-3 record as the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Rodgers and Green Bay made it all the way to the NFC Championship game before falling to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
According to recent reports, Rodgers has become disgruntled with the Packers organization. As a result, he has requested a trade, but as of now, the front office has no plans to deal him.
The Packers brought back running back Aaron Jones on a four-year, $48 million deal. Beyond Jones, their offense features No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams and breakout star tight end Robert Tonyan. (He might even find rookie wideout Amari Rodgers helpful for the Pack’s pass-catching depth.)
They should also be getting left tackle David Bakhtiari (torn ACL in December) back at some point this season, which will be huge for Rodgers and the Packers offense. Bakhtiari was sorely missed in the NFC Champsionhip Game, as edge rushers Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul wreaked havoc in the backfield all day.
Heading into the 2021 season, Unibet gives Rodgers the second-best odds to repeat as NFL MVP at +900 wherever he winds up playing, whether it be in Green Bay or elsewhere.
Keep up with all of our 2021 NFL futures bet tips and preseason preview analysis.
Best 2022 NFL MVP Bet: Patrick Mahomes To Win NFL MVP (+500)
Last but certainly not least, we have our favorite. If you’ve followed the NFL in the past three years, you have probably heard Patrick Mahomes’ name pretty often. This is because the young Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has taken the football world by storm since becoming a full-time starter in Week 1 of 2018.
Since winning MVP in the 2018-19 NFL season, Mahomes has thrown 64 touchdown passes to just 11 interceptions in 29 games. His winning ways have continued as well, as he has brought the Chiefs to two straight Super Bowl appearances, capturing the title and Super Bowl MVP in the 2019-20 season.
Mahomes was under heavy pressure in the Super Bowl after losing left tackle Eric Fisher to an Achilles injury in the AFC Championship Game. As a result, the Chiefs’ high-powered offense was held to just nine points, a season-low. Throughout the offseason, the Chiefs made an effort to beef up their offensive line via the signings of Joe Thuney and Kyle Long and the trade to acquire left tackle Orlando Brown to replace Fisher.
Mahomes is arguably the most talented player in the NFL. Not only does he have a great lineup of weapons in Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but now he will have the proper protection upfront. The Chiefs had the No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL last year, despite having injuries along the offensive line. With a rejuvenated group, there is no reason why they cannot replicate this success next year.
Mahomes received the third-most MVP votes last year and currently has the best odds to win his second MVP Award at +500 odds, per Unibet. If you want to make the safe pick, it’d be wise to go with Mahomes in his fourth full season as a starter.