The NFL season is just over a month from starting and fans are gearing up for another battle to the Super Bowl. This season’s odds have recently been released for NFL regular season MVP. Heading the list for MVP odds is Peyton Manning the Denver Broncos quarterback. At Bovada, he has been given 6.5 to 1 odds, while other books have him at +400 (bet $100 to win back $400).
Last season Manning was close to winning his fifth trophy as the league’s MVP after passing for 4,660 yards and tossing 37 touchdowns. However, his successful season was overshadowed by the running of Minnesota Vikings back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, who has odds of 16 to 1 on Bovada or +1200 on other books, last season ran for 2,097 yards on 348 carries. He registered 12 touchdowns and had a 6 yards per carry average.
Behind Manning this season is Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers who is sitting at 7.50 to 1. The Packers quarterback had another sensational season last year throwing for 4,295 years, 39 touchdown with an overall rating of 109.
Coming in third behind Manning and Rodgers is Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who came on as the starter half way through the season and nearly led the team to Super Bowl victory against Baltimore only to lose 34-31. Kaepernick has been given 11 to 1 odds and is tied with the next two in line Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
Brees led the NFL in passing yardage last season with 5,177 yards. He threw for 43 touchdowns, but the team started slow losing four in a row and never recovered.
Tom Brady, playing in the New England up tempo offense was able to throw for 4,825 yards and 34 touchdowns. Brady has 44,805 yards in his career with 334 touchdowns but more importantly his has three Super Bowl wins.
Following down the list is Peterson, Matt Ryan the Atlanta quarterback at 16 to 1, Robert Griffin III the Washington quarterback at 19 to 1, Russell Wilson the Seattle quarterback at 19 to 1, Calvin Johnson the Detroit wide receiver at 21 to 1, Andrew Luck the Indianapolis quarterback at 26 to 1.
Other notable down the list include the Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford at 34 to 1 along with Tony Romo the Dallas quarterback at the same number. Long shots include Andre Johnson the Houston wide receiver at 101 to 1, Brandon Marshall the Chicago wide receiver at 101 to 1 and Tim Tebow the all purpose player for New England who sits at 250 to 1.