Earlier this week the NFL Network revealed that only one Redskins player landed among their Top 100 NFL list.
Trent Williams certainly deserved that honor, but a strong case could be made for Ryan Kerrigan and Alex Smith as well. Alas, neither player landed in the popularity contest, and if asked, the guess here says neither player cares.
Still, fans care, and on Tuesday, another list emerged again showing little love for Smith or the Redskins.
Online betting site Bovada released their early odds for NFL MVP, and Alex Smith landed near the bottom of the page.
Look at that list. Seriously, look at it.
Smith lags behind a suspended quarterback (Winston) and two other QBs with less than a full combined season of starts (Watson and Garappolo).
Kirk Cousins, the player Smith replaced in Washington, has higher MVP odds. Patrick Maholmes, the player that replaced Smith in Kansas City, has higher MVP odds.
Andrew Luck did not throw a football once, at all, last season and Bovada gives him twice the odds of winning MVP as Smith.
It’s probably a good time to mention that for much of the 2017 season, especially the first half of the year, Smith was a major MVP candidate. He led the NFL in passer rating last season and threw for 4,000 yards for the first time in his career.
Smith might not be the MVP, but it’s become glaring to those paying attention that oddsmakers and list makers seem to think he will struggle as Redskins QB.
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