Carson Wentz is among the favorites to win 2018 NFL MVP, according to Vegas oddsmaker Bovada, who specializes in whimsical prop bets and unusual wagers.
Bovada set Wentz’s odds at 19-2, behind only Aaron Rodgers (13-2) and Tom Brady (7-1).
Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury last December after throwing a franchise-record 33 touchdown passes and seven interceptions in 13 games. He was among the MVP candidates when he got hurt.
Brady, who lost to the Eagles in the Super Bowl, won his third MVP last year, and Rams running back Todd Gourley was second. Wentz finished third.
No Eagles has been named MVP sine quarterback Norm Van Brocklin in 1960. He’s the only Eagle to win in the 53-year history of the Associated Press NFL MVP Award.
Other top MVP candidates according to Bovada are 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) and Philip Rivers (22-1).
The top non-quarterbacks are Le’Veon Bell, Gurley and David Johnson at 40-1. Penn State rookie Saquon Barkley of the Giants and all-time Eagles rushing leader LeSean McCoy of the Bills are both 60-1.
As for the other NFC East quarterbacks, Dak Prescott is a 30-1 shot, Eli Manning is 50-1 shot and Alex Smith 60-1.
Bovada lists Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles at 125-1. Same odds as Sam Bradford.
Wentz and Foles are the only Eagles among 46 players listed.