Dak vs. Wentz.
It's an ongoing debate that really won’t be settled unless one of these quarterbacks wins a Super Bowl (yes, I know Carson won a Super Bowl but he wasn’t under center in the big game).
Taking a look at the sportsbooks and it’s pretty clear whom the oddsmakers think is the better of the two quarterbacks entering the 2020 campaign. Take a look at MVP odds:
There’s some factors that go into these numbers being so one-sided. Dak has two-time rushing champ Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup lined up on the outside. Both Cooper and Gallup each racked up over 1,000 receiving yards a season ago. Then, add first-round pick CeeDee Lamb to the mix and that’s a pretty potent offense.
For Wentz, he has Miles Sanders, who is coming off a solid rookie year, and three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz. The Eagles’ wide receivers remain a question mark due to the health of Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. There’s also concern about Wentz’s own health. The 27-year old has suffered a significant injury in each of the last three seasons while Dak has yet to miss a game in all four seasons of his young career.
Lastly, there’s the “star” treatment given to “America’s Team.” I’ll just leave it at that.
But with all that said, Wentz’s high odds could be one’s financial gain if their thinking is the Birds’ QB can rekindle that 2017 magic, play a full season, and take home that MVP prize. My Mama always told me you better shop around, or was it Smokey Robinson? Nonetheless, it’s good advice and that’s surely the case here. I don’t know about you but there’s a big difference in winning $3,000 (DraftKings and Bet Rivers) or $3,500 (Caesars) as opposed to $1,700 (FanDuel) on a $100 bet.
Once again Philly is an underdog and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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