There are only a handful of games remaining in the 2021 NFL season, which means we’re that much closer to naming this year’s Most Valuable Player. We’ve seen a lot of incredible performances, however, only one man can be named 2021 NFL MVP when all is said and done.
Fortunately, BetOnline has odds for each of the league’s individual awards. Ahead of Week 13, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the NFL MVP favorite at +300 odds.
There’s nothing else to say: Brady is dominating the league as a 44-year-old. Many thought he’d fall off well before this age, however, he keeps on ticking. As things stand, he leads the NFL when it comes to completions (309), passing touchdowns (30) and the sack percentage (3.0%). Adding on to that, he’s also averaging 309.4 passing yards per game, which could be the second-best average of his career if he continues on this pace.
Brady’s play this season has led the Buccaneers to an 8-3 record, which puts them comfortably in first place of the NFC South. Unless something drastic happens or another player begins to blow up, it’s hard not seeing Brady adding another NFL MVP award to his collection when all is said and done.
If he’s successful, this will be his fourth time winning the award. To put it into perspective, he’d joining Hall of Fame and longtime rival Peyton Manning as the only other player to be named Most Valuable Player at least four times.
2021 NFL MVP Odds Ahead of Week 13
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, November 30
- Tom Brady (+300)
- Josh Allen (+375)
- Aaron Rodgers (+550)
- Patrick Mahomes (+850)
- Kyler Murray (+1200)
- Dak Prescott (+1200)
- Matthew Stafford (+1400)
- Lamar Jackson (+1600)
- Jonathan Taylor (+1600)
- Justin Herbert (+2200)
- Mac Jones (+2500)
The full odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.
Josh Allen MVP Odds
While Brady isn’t a stranger to be named NFL MVP, someone who’s yet to accomplish that feat is Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen. With that being said, the 25-year-old gunslinger owns the second-best odds (+375) to end the year with that honor.
Before the current season began, Allen signed a massive six-year, $258 million extension. Fortunately, he’s managed to live up to that more often than not. Entering Week 13, Allen has completed 66.8% of his passes for 3,017 yards and 25 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He’s also continued being his mobile self on the ground, rushing the ball 69 times for 383 yards and a trio of TDs.
What could prevent him from winning the 2021 NFL MVP award is his recent play. The Bills are 2-2 in their last four games. During that span, Allen has only thrown for more than 300 yards once and has eight touchdowns to an alarming seven interceptions. That’s just not the MVP-caliber play he’s capable of, which is why he needs to turn things around if he wants to remain in the award race.
Aaron Rodgers NFL MVP Odds
While Aaron Rodgers’ off-field news has been well-documented over the last calendar year, his play on the field has led to him having the third-best (+550) Most Valuable Player odds.
The Green Bay Packers QB — who turns 38 in a couple of days — has been playing great football all year. While it may not be at the level he was operating on last year, he still has 2,878 passing yards and 23 touchdowns to just four interceptions. He’s even scored three rushing scores, which is the same amount as last year except on 14 fewer attempts.
Like Brady, Rodgers has his shot at winning his fourth career NFL MVP award this season. It would also be his second in as many years after taking home the honors last season. Only Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (twice) have won multiple MVP awards in a row, so Rodgers would be in pretty good company. Only time will tell if he can get the job done once again.