Patriots QB Mac Jones Moving Up Rookie of the Year, MVP Odds Boards Ahead of Thursday Night Football
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images. Pictured: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has been riding high as of late.
The Patriots have had the best offense in football over the past four weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.
Over that timeframe, Jones has averaged 215 passing yards with six touchdowns and just one interception. The Patriots have won each game, including three by at least 18 points.
The 2020 Heisman Trophy third-place finisher is also on pace to best Dak Prescott for the highest completion rate ever for a first-year quarterback. Jones is currently at 69% — Prescott completed 67.8% of his passes in 2016.
Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase was the odds-on favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year just two weeks ago, with his odds approaching -200 at some sportsbooks.
As of Nov. 18, Chase’s odds are +110 at DraftKings. Jones was as long as +400 earlier this month but is now in firm second at +125.
Chase has only averaged 40 yards receiving the past two weeks. He has 835 yards and seven touchdowns on 44 catches through nine games.
NFL Rookie of the Year Odds
Odds via DraftKings, as of Thursday afternoon.
If Jones keeps up his current rate of production, there’s no doubt he’ll usurp Chase and steal this award — no matter what Chase does the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, Jones’ MVP odds have also risen to 200-1 after not having been on the board for most of the regular season.
His odds were 250-1 before the start of the season.