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Broncos QB Russell Wilson has 7th-best odds to win NFL MVP award

Russell Wilson’s change of scenery has put the Denver Broncos back in Super Bowl contention and Wilson back in the NFL MVP mix.

Wilson has +1500 odds to take home NFL MVP honors this season, tied with Matthew Stafford and Dak Prescott for seventh-best in the league, accoring to Tipico Sportsbook.

Josh Allen (+650) is the favorite to win the award, followed by Patrick Mahomes (+750), Aaron Rodgers (+900), Tom Brady (+900), Justin Herbert (+1000) and Joe Burrow (+1200).

The quarterback-heavy odds reflect the reality that a QB has won the MVP award in nine-straight seasons and 14 of the last 15 years (Adrian Peterson won in 2012).

To have an MVP-worthy season, Wilson would have to post big numbers. He currently has +1500 odds to lead the league in passing, ninth-best.

And to have big year passing, Wilson will need his receivers to have big seasons as well. Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy both have +3000 odds to lead the league in receiving yards this year, tied for 15th among NFL receivers and tight ends.

Wilson’s best statistical season came in 2020 when he totaled 4,212 passing yards with 42 total touchdowns. Rodgers topped that with 4,299 passing yards and 51 total touchdowns that season.

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