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Carson Wentz among NFL players with best odds to win MVP

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Bovada recently revealed NFL MVP odds for the 2018 season and it probably won’t surprise you that a certain Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is near the top of the list.

Carson Wentz comes in with the third shortest odds of any NFL player at 19/2, only behind two others: Aaron Rodgers at 13/2 and Tom Brady at 7/1.

Wentz easily could’ve been the regular season MVP last year if he didn’t suffer an ACL/LCL injury in Week 14. Wentz actually threw more touchdown passes and fewer interceptions than the guy who did win MVP ... despite playing in 3.25 fewer games than Brady did.

Still, it’s not hard to see why Rodgers and Brady are ahead of Wentz. They obviously have longer track records of success and they’re not coming off knee surgery that took place in mid-December 2017.

It’ll be pretty interesting to see how Wentz fares in his third season in the league. The good news, although not official, is that it’s looking like he’s on pace to be ready by Week 1. It remains to be seen if Wentz’s injury will hamper his effectiveness at all. Hopefully that’s not the case.

Another thing to watch out for with Wentz is natural regression. That’s not to suggest he’ll suddenly be a bad player. But history tells us it will be tough for him to be AS good as he was last year. He could still have a pretty good season without reaching last year’s exact levels of production.

The feeling here is that Wentz is not a guy to bet against. He’s made a habit out of proving his doubters wrong. He’s a very special talent with an insane work ethic and a super sharp mind. It won’t be surprising if Wentz merits annual MVP conversation for years to come.

But wait! Wentz isn’t the only Eagles quarterback on the MVP odds list. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles also makes an appearance down the bottom at 125/1. He’s tied with Sam Bradford (!) and Tyrod Taylor in that regard.

In an ideal world, Foles won’t have to play any meaningful snaps for the Eagles in 2018. Hopefully it’s Wentz who wins regular season MVP before joining Foles in the Super Bowl MVP club as well.

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Will Carson Wentz win regular season MVP in 2018?

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  • 76%
    Yes
    (539 votes)
  • 23%
    No
    (163 votes)
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Full odds list below:

Aaron Rodgers 13/2

Tom Brady 7/1

Carson Wentz 19/2

Drew Brees 15/1

Russell Wilson 15/1

Jimmy Garoppolo 20/1

Cam Newton 20/1

Matt Ryan 20/1

Deshaun Watson 20/1

Kirk Cousins 22/1

Jared Goff 22/1

Philip Rivers 22/1

Ben Roethlisberger 25/1

Derek Carr 28/1

Andrew Luck 30/1

Dak Prescott 30/1

Matthew Stafford 30/1

Le’Veon Bell 40/1

Todd Gurley 40/1

David Johnson 40/1

Marcus Mariota 40/1

Antonio Brown 50/1

Ezekiel Elliott 50/1

Case Keenum 50/1

Eli Manning 50/1

Jameis Winston 50/1

Patrick Mahomes 55/1

Saquon Barkley 60/1

Leonard Fournette 60/1

Kareem Hunt 60/1

LeSean McCoy 60/1

Alex Smith 60/1

Blake Bortles 66/1

Alvin Kamara 66/1

Julio Jones 70/1

Joe Flacco 75/1

Mitch Trubisky 90/1

Andy Dalton 100/1

Devonta Freeman 100/1

AJ Green 100/1

Rob Gronkowski 100/1

DeAndre Hopkins 100/1

J.J. Watt 100/1

Sam Bradford 125/1

Nick Foles 125/1

Tyrod Taylor 125/1