2017 Odds & Picks To Win The NFL MVP Odds & Picks 

2017 Odds & Picks To Win The NFL MVP

The 2017 NFL season here. Already, odds are out on this year’s MVP. Terrific Tom Brady, the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history, headlines the field. I write more about Terrific Tom. I also analyze the smart and long shot picks. Check it out!

NFL MVP Odds & Picks 

Player Odds
Tom Brady (NE) +450
Aaron Rodgers (GB) +700
Derek Carr (OAK) +900
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) +1000
Dak Prescott (DAL) +1200
Russell Wilson (SEA) +1200
Matt Ryan (ATL) +1600
Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) +2000
Cam Newton (CAR) +2500
Andrew Luck (IND) +2500
Drew Brees (NO) +2500
David Johnson (ARZ) +3300
Marcus Mariota (TEN) +3300
Le’Veon Bell (PIT) +3300
Antonio Brown (PIT) +5000
Julio Jones (ATL) +5000
Carson Palmer (ARZ) +5000
Sam Bradford (MIN) +5000
Matthew Stafford (DET) +5000
Eli Manning (NYG) +5000
Philip Rivers (LAC) +5000
Adrian Peterson (NO) +5000
Jameis Winston (TB) +5000
Kirk Cousins (WSH) +5000
Alex Smith (KC) +6600
Ryan Tannehill (MIA) +6600
Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) +6600
JJ Watt (HOU) +6600
Rob Gronkowski (NE) +6600
Khalil Mack (OAK) +6600
TY Hilton (IND) +10000
Von Miller (DEN) +10000
Andy Dalton (CIN) +10000
Carson Wentz (PHI) +10000
Joe Flacco (BAL) +10000
Marshawn Lynch (OAK) +10000
LeSean McCoy (BUF) +10000
Blake Bortles (JAX) +10000
DeMarco Murray (TEN) +10000

The Oddsmakers’ Pick To Win MVP: Tom Brady +450

Brady was spectacular last season. He didn’t start playing until Week 5. He only threw 2 interceptions. He threw 28 TDs. There are plenty of reasons to believe that Terrific Tom comes out and dominates this season from beginning to end.

But, I’m worried about 2 things. First, the Patriots’ schedule implies that Brady has a much tougher time under center this season than he did last season. Second, when is Terrific Tom going to slow down? When it happens, it could happen quickly.

+450 odds are just too low to make a decent buck.

The Smart Pick To Win: Russell Wilson +1200

I prefer Russell Wilson at 12 to 1 odds. Wilson has a desire to play in the NFL for 25 years. What it means is that Russell must keep himself in shape. Not only that, but I love signing Eddie Lacy. Lacy is the type of running back that should help Russell big time.

When Wilson has time, he’s as good as any quarterback in the NFL. I’ve got the feeling Seattle bounces back with a huge season. If they do, it will be because of Russell Wilson.

Russell’s MVP chances rest on an offensive line that played below par in 2016. Again, if Russell gets any time in the backfield, he’s as good as any quarterback in the NFL. I believe Pete Carroll has shored up the Seahawks’ offensive line. I think Russell is a smart play at 12 to 1.   

The Long Shot Pick: Ezekiel Elliott  +2000

I get it. Zeke might be suspended for 2 to 4 games. As of today, though, July 30, Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t been suspended for a single game. He’s almost a shoo-in to lead the NFL in rushing. I also believe that Dak leans more on Zeke as a receiver this season.

There’s just no reason not consider the best offensive player in the NFL for the league MVP. He plays behind the best offensive line. His QB is dynamite. The defense isn’t bad. The owner, Jerry Jones, backs up his players.

I think Elliott offers excellent odds at 20 to 1.