Greeting football fans. Welcome back to our weekly discussion about the players in the running for the NFL MVP award. A week ago, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson rounded out this list. Did each of these players manage to hold on their respective spots, or would there be a shakeup?
Without further ado, here’s a list of the players with the best MVP odds based on their performances in Week 4.
Third-Best NFL MVP Odds: Aaron Rodgers (+300). Last Week (+700)
After failing to make the list through the first two weeks of the NFL season, Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in at the No. 3 spot for the second straight week. Even the absence of the team’s top two receivers wasn’t enough to slow Rodgers down in this one. In that contest, he went 27 for 33 for 327 yards to go along with four touchdowns.
On top of that, Mr. Rodgers has not thrown an interception this year, either. If Rodgers continues to put together these kinds of performances, he will not be at the bottom of this list for very long.
Second-Best NFL MVP Odds: Patrick Mahomes (+300). Last Week (+250)
Patrick Mahomes comes in at the No. 2 spot for the second consecutive week. Despite playing against a Patriots team that was without Cam Newton (tested positive for COVID-19), Mahomes and the Chiefs produced just six points in the first half. Although they went on to win the game by a 26-10 margin, the offense wasn’t exactly at its very best.
Mahomes completed 19 of 29 passes for 236 yards (his second-lowest total on the season) and a pair of touchdowns. As is the case with Rodgers, Mahomes has not thrown a pick this season, but his TD total stands at 11, compared to 13 for Rodgers. Depending on what happens next week, these two players may be in different spots on the weekly list.
Best NFL MVP Odds: Russell Wilson (+175). No Change From Last Week
For the third consecutive week, Russell Wilson comes in as the odds-on favorite to win the NFL MVP award. In two of his previous three outings, he threw for over 300 yards. And he had thrown at least four touchdown passes in each of the first three games of the season.
While his touchdown production took a small dip (two touchdowns against one interception), Russell still had a solid outing, completing 24 of 34 passes for 360 yards. This passing total marks his highest output on the season thus far.
Additionally, Russell has thrown 16 touchdowns, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most touchdowns thrown through the first four games of a season. Manning accomplished the feat in 2013. Russell has been playing well all season and that trend should continue for the foreseeable future.