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Checking In With Las Vegas: NFL MVP Odds

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The Bovada’s NFL MVP odds are a little staggering.

Robert Laberge

The Bovada in Las Vegas has come out with their NFL MVP odds and they are a little shocking. The formula is generally the same each year: take the best 8 quarterbacks in the league and sprinkle in an Adrian Peterson or Calvin Johnson type player. This year seems to be no different.

Player Odds
Peyton Manning (DEN) QB
5/1
Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB
13/2
Colin Kaepernick (SF) QB
10/1
Drew Brees (NO) QB
10/1
Tom Brady (NE) QB
10/1
Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB
15/1
Matt Ryan (ATL) QB
15/1
Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB
18/1
Russell Wilson (SEA) QB
18/1
Calvin Johnson (DET) WR
20/1

These are many of the names you would expect at the top of this list, but there are some that seem to be missing. I know many of you might be wondering where Joe Flacco is. Well, he is quite a ways down the list. Flacco is 23rd on the list at 50/1 which is tied with Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and Phillip Rivers. I am not here to argue the merits of Joe Flacco and his elite-ness, but this seems like a gross oversight or just flat out ridiculous. Here are some of the names that are above Joe Flacco on this list: Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo and J.J. Watt just to name a few.

Oh and to name one more, Michael Vick (MICHAEL VICK?!?) is 33/1. I can’t imagine they are getting a lot of action on that number. Vick hasn’t played a full season since the year Steve McNair was the Ravens quarterback. He also threw an interception per game last year and was sacked almost 3 times per contest as he danced around in the pocket and held onto the ball.

Anyway, in other news on the list, Ray Rice is at 66/1 in the same area as other running backs like Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin and Alfred Morris.

Joe Flacco is definitely the surprise of the list for me. 50/1 seems like pretty good value for the Super Bowl MVP. What jumped out at you? (Bovada.lv)