NFL MVP Odds: Lamar Jackson Soars Ahead After 5 TD Performance

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Michael Owens/Getty Images. Pictured: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens.

Lamar Jackson was already the NFL MVP favorite entering Week 17, but he took hiss case to the next level with his performance this week. After FOX Sports radio host Monse Bolanos suggested that Jackson wasn't "quarterbacky" enough to be the MVP, Baltimore's signal caller put together one of the most impressive performances of the season.

Jackson completely dismantled the Miami Dolphins' defense with an 18-for-21 night, 321 yards and five passing touchdowns. Entering the night, Jackson was -190 to win MVP and at the time of this writing he's -20000 at DraftKings.


PlayerNFL MVP Odds
Lamar Jackson-20000
Dak Prescott+1200
Josh Allen+2000
Christian McCaffrey+2500
Brock Purdy+3500
Tyreek Hill+5000
Tua Tagovailoa+10000
Jalen Hurts+20000
Patrick Mahomes+20000

This season's race has been a wild ride with eight different players listed as at least a co-favorite to win the award — Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Dak Prescott, Brock Purdy and Jackson.

Jackson only became the favorite after Week 17 after another huge game against the NFC leading San Francisco 49ers on Christmas Night — he was +500 prior to becoming the favorite and opened the season with +1400 odds. It's clear based on his based on his 95.24% implied odds that sportsbooks don't expect any of his contemporaries to catch him with just one week left in the season.

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