Race for MVP!
Written by: Andrew Felton
With the NFL Honors for the regular season just a few days away, taking place on February 10th in Los Angeles, let's take a look at who is favourite for the MVP award.
5. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts)
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Taylor was the stand out running back in the league this season, dominating with most yards and touchdowns, carrying the Colts to a winning season, only to fall short of the playoffs in an unexpected loss to the Jaguars on the final day. With this only Taylors second season in the league, the glass ceiling will be there for him to break, as he has the potential and ability to be one of the top running backs for years to come. He is currently coming in as fifth favourite for this award, with an outside chance. Odds: +3500
4. Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals)
Burrow has had a fantastic second season with the Bengals, after coming back from a tough knee injury, cutting his rookie season short. He has really connected with his wide receivers, leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1980's, where they face a strong LA Rams outfit. With Burrow being the fourth favourite at the bookmakers, you can be assured this will not be the last time which we hear Burrow's name mentioned along side the MVP award, as he will be looking ahead to the Super Bowl this Sunday. Odds: +2500
3. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams)
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Another MVP candidate heading to the Super Bowl this Sunday is star wide receiver Cooper Kupp. A player who lead the league in receptions, yards and touchdowns in this position, showing how difficult it is to stop him. Playing a massive part on the offence for the Rams this season, Kupp should win this award hands down. However, with this award being so heavily favoured towards Quarterbacks, Kupp will miss out on what is possibly the best chance of a wide receiver winning this prestigious award. Odds: +2000
2. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
With Tom Brady's recent announcement around retiring, could we see a boost in votes towards him, winning what would be a deserved fourth league MVP title? With over 5,000 passing yards and 43 passing touchdowns, father time proved once again that he can still hang with the best of them, even at 44 years of age. With the G.O.A.T currently happy with his decision to retire, we may see that change in the upcoming months to make a possible return, but for now he can only hope that the league MVP will come his way, as a fitting way to leave the sport. Odds: +400
1. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
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Back to Back? Rodgers would like to think so. Currently favourite to win this award, Aaron Rodgers impressed this season with just four interceptions, not allowing his opponents a chance of a pick six. With Rodgers current status at Green Bay unsure and rumours of a possible move to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos or San Francisco 49ers, theres no doubt he would like to go out on a high, claiming this MVP award for a second straight year, especially after losing as the number one seed in the playoffs. With Rodgers the heavy favourite, it will be a shock to see this title go to any other candidate. Odds: -500