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Latest 2021 NFL MVP odds: Brady, Mahomes, Rodgers lead the way

/ by Nick Goss
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We're only about a month away from the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys to kick off Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

Speaking of the Bucs, their quarterback Tom Brady is among the preseason favorites to win the league MVP award.

Brady is tied for the third-highest odds at +1200. The 44-year-old quarterback has won the AP NFL MVP award three times, and only former rival Peyton Manning has won it more (five times). 

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It wouldn't be crazy at all if Brady took home another MVP award. He threw for 4,633 yards with 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season despite not having a full offseason to get acclimated to new teammates, coaches and division opponents. 

The Bucs have brought back all 11 offensive starters from last season's Super Bowl LV-winning roster. After one full season with these teammates and a normal 2021 training camp/preseason, Brady and the Buccaneers offense should be even more potent this year.

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Which players are the favorites to win NFL MVP this season? Here are the latest betting lines -- odds provided by our partner, PointsBet Sportsbook.

  Player Position Team Odds
No. 1 Patrick Mahomes QB Chiefs +475
No. 2 Aaron Rodgers QB Packers +1000
No. 3 Josh Allen QB Bills +1200
No. 4 Tom Brady QB Buccaneers +1200
No. 5 Russell Wilson QB Seahawks +1400
No. 6 Dak Prescott QB Cowboys +1500
No. 7 Lamar Jackson QB Ravens +1600
No. 8 Kyler Murray QB Cardinals +1800
No. 9 Matthew Stafford QB Rams +1900
No. 10 Justin Herbert QB Chargers +2000
No. 25 Cam Newton QB Patriots +8000

It's not surprising that quarterbacks are all over this list. The NFL is still a passing-dominated league and quarterback remains the premium position.

Brady's former team, the New England Patriots, are not well-represented on the MVP odds list. Veteran quarterback Cam Newton, a former league MVP himself, is the highest Patriots player on the list at +8000 odds.

 

The MVP race is usually one of the most fascinating storylines throughout the season, and the 2021 campaign should be no different given the amount of realistic contenders.