Aaron Rodgers’ Injury Opens the Door for Some New MVP Candidates

Aaron Rodgers’ Injury Opens the Door for Some New MVP Candidates

Sports…who knew they could be so darn violent? There’s essentially a season ending injury to a star player on a weekly basis. Maybe they should start playing sarcastiball or something.

Though Rodgers could potentially return towards the end of the season, he’s certainly not going to win the MVP…so who is? Carson Wentz, perhaps??

PlayerTeam12/27 (Bovada)12/18 (Bovada)12/13 (Bovada)12/5 (Bovada)11/27 (Bovada)11/21 (Bovada)11/13 (Bovada)11/7 (Bovada)11/1 (Bovada)10/18 (Bovada)10/11 (Bovada)10/4 (Bovada)9/26 (Bovada)9/20 (Bovada)9/13 (Bovada)9/7 (BetOnline)7/24 (BetOnline)6/27 (Bovada)
Tom BradyNE-300-1000-175-175-175-160+110+210+200+400+500+500+400+500+500+350+400+450
Todd GurleyLAR+200+2000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+7500+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Drew BreesNON/A+900+1200+1400+1600+800+2500+1400+2000+2000+2500+1800+6600+15000+5000+2500+2500+2500
Russell WilsonSEAN/A+2000+600+600+1600+2000+2000+1400+900+1200+1200+1000+4000+2000+1600+1000+1000+1200
Carson WentzPHIN/A+2000+750+200+125+170EvenEven+210+175+700+1600+3300+3300+2000+10000+3300+10000
Antonio BrownPITN/AN/A+750+5000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+5000+3300+6600+3300+5000
Philip RiversLACN/AN/A+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+5000N/AN/A+5000
Ben RoethlisbergerPITN/AN/A+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000+6600+6600+3300+2000+1400+1200+1000
Le'Veon BellPITN/AN/A+5000+2500N/AN/A+5000+2800+3300+2500+7500+3300+10000+3300+2500+2500+2500+3300
Case KeenumMINN/AN/AN/A+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jared GoffLARN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000+900+3300N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Matt RyanATLN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000N/AN/AN/A+2500+1200+1000+400+1000+1600+1600+1400+1600
Cam NewtonCARN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+5000N/AN/AN/A+2500+1200+1800+6600+5000+2500+2500+2200+2500
Matt StaffordDETN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+1600+3300+3300N/A+2500+1600+500+1000+500+1000N/AN/A+5000
Alex SmithKCN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+2500+1400+800+450+200+600+1600+1400+2000+3300N/AN/A+6600
Dak PrescottDALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+2800+3300+3300+5000+3300+2000+3300+1200+1400+1200+1200
Kirk CousinsWASN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/A+1600+5000+3300+2000+10000+10000+6600N/A+5000
Kareem HuntKCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+3300+3300+3300+1600+1400+2500+3300N/AN/AN/A
DeShaun WatsonHOUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1000+1000+5000+1600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jameis WinstonTBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+7500+3300+2000+1000+2000+3300+6600+5000
Ezekiel ElliottDALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+6600+5000+3300+1600+2000+2000
Aaron RodgersGBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+150+300+400+500+300+600+650+700
LeSean McCoyBUFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+15000+10000+10000+6600+6600+10000
Von MillerDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000N/AN/A+10000
J.J. WattHOUN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000N/AN/A+6600
Julio JonesATLN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+3300+3300+5000
Rob GronkowskiNEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+7500+10000N/AN/A+6600
Marcus MariotaTENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1600+3300+3300+3300+5000+3300
Derek CarrOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+1400+900+1000+1600+1600+900
Marshawn LynchOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+6600N/AN/A+10000
Joe FlaccoBALN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+7500N/AN/A+10000
Eli ManningNYGN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+5000+3300+5000
Khalil MackOAKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+6600
Blake BortlesJAXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+10000
Dalvin CookMINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/A
Leonard FournetteJAXN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/AN/A
Odell Beckham Jr.NYGN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/AN/A+6600
Sam BradfordMINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+4000+3300+5000
Trevor SiemianDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500N/AN/A
AJ GreenCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500N/AN/A
Paxton LynchDENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000+10000N/A
Andy DaltonCINN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+5000+10000
Carson PalmerARIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000+5000+5000
Andrew LuckINDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300+2500+2500
David JohnsonARIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+3300+3300
Adrian PetersonNON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000
Ryan TannehillMIAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600
T.Y. HiltonINDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000
DeMarco MurrayPHIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000

With a big win over the Panthers (and Rodgers getting hurt, of course), Wentz has gone from +700 to +175. These odds are the second shortest anyone has had this season, as Rodgers had moved to +150 last week. He has solid stats and is leading the Eagles to what may be a not-so-difficult NFC East title. Still plenty of time to blow it, though….

Alex Smith is right behind him at +200 despite taking his first loss of the season. His game against the Steelers was his worst of the season, but it still wasn’t that bad. The Chiefs are still 5-1, and his 119.2 QB rating is still easily tops in the NFL. The big question is: When will the real Alex Smith we’ve gotten to know over the years rear his head?

Tom Brady’s odds have seen a slight bump up, but the Patriots need to start playing like the Patriots. His stats are great, but could he win the MVP if they Pats go 11-5 or, dare I say it, 10-6?

A couple more big movers are DeShaun Watson and Kirk Cousins, who both had been 50/1 and are now 10/1 and 16/1, respectively.

Check back next week for another update…hopefully one that doesn’t involve a major injury!

Mark Gallant

I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.

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