NFL MVP Odds After Week 1: Josh Allen, Joe Burrow Fall While Patrick Mahomes Remains Favored

NFL MVP Odds After Week 1: Josh Allen, Joe Burrow Fall While Patrick Mahomes Remains Favored article feature image

Cooper Neill/Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes

Only one week into the NFL season and the MVP race has already been a roller coaster.

The biggest story of the week was Aaron Rodgers. The four-time MVP opened at +2500 to win the MVP at BetMGM in his first season with the Jets. He was +1600 a few days before the season. After tearing his Achilles in the season opener, he has now been taken off the odds board.

Patrick Mahomes began the season as the clear favorite at most sportsbooks after winning the MVP and Super Bowl last season.

The Chiefs lost the season opener to the Lions and Mahomes began to drop in the odds board. Mahomes was without his favorite weapon, Travis Kelce, and it's unclear when the star tight end will return.

As Mahomes moved down the odds board, it was Joe Burrow and Josh Allen who worked their way up.

Burrow and the Bengals had a disappointing performance in their season opener against the Browns. Burrow's odds of winning MVP started to dwindle.

That led to Allen becoming the favorite to win MVP before he played a regular season game. Allen subsequently threw three interceptions in a Monday Night Football loss to the Jets.

So it's back to square one with Mahomes as MVP after one week of football at +600. He is followed by Tua Tagavailoa after he threw for over 400 yards against the Chargers. Tagavailoa is +700 to win MVP.

Then it's Jalen Hurts at +900 and a whole conglomerate of quarterbacks around +1000 including Burrow, Herbert and Allen.

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*Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of September 12.

Patrick Mahomes+600
Tua Tagovailoa+700
Jalen Hurts+900
Joe Burrow+1000
Justin Herbert+1000
Josh Allen+1100
Trevor Lawrence+1400
Lamar Jackson+1400
Dak Prescott+1600
Deshaun Watson+3000
Brock Purdy+3000
Jordan Love+3000
Jared Goff+3000
Derek Carr+3000
Matthew Stafford+5000
Kirk Cousins+5000
Russell Wilson+6000
Tyreek Hill+6000
Justin Fields+6600
Mac Jones+6600
Christian McCaffrey+6600
Geno Smith+8000
Justin Jefferson+8000
Sam Howell+10000
Jimmy Garoppolo+10000
Kyler Murray+12500
Kenny Pickett+12500
Daniel Jones+12500
Baker Mayfield+12500
Ryan Tannehill+15000
Derrick Henry+15000
Micah Parsons+15000
Cooper Kupp+15000
Deebo Samuel+15000
Ja'Marr Chase+15000
Desmond Ridder+15000
Zach Wilson+15000
Saquon Barkley+15000
Bryce Young+15000
Travis Kelce+15000
Myles Garrett+20000
Stefon Diggs+20000
CJ Stroud+20000
Davante Adams+20000
Nick Bosa+20000
CeeDee Lamb+20000
T.J. Watt+25000
Aaron Donald+25000
George Kittle+25000

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