We are through seven weeks of the 2023 NFL season, but that’s enough time to declare the MVP of the league. While it has seemed like there are a number of different players that have had a big year, only one player continues to stand out among the rest.
That player would be Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, and he just continues to be the best player in football. Most MVP voters will be looking for a reason to vote for anyone but Mahomes, but there just won’t be any other worthy candidates.
Mahomes is now the favorite to win the MVP Award at +250, and you need to get that bet in now. Those odds are only going to continue to get smaller, and you will lose some value with each passing week.
If you still aren’t convinced, then here is a look at some of the other options that are out there.
Other Quarterbacks Falling
Heading into Week 7, it looked as if Tua Tagovailoa was going to win the MVP Award after putting up historic stats through six weeks. Everyone was sort of waiting around for Tagovailoa to slow down a bit, and that is exactly what happened on Sunday night.
The Philadelphia Eagles were able to shut the left-handed QB down, and that impacted his betting odds in a major way. He still has the next best odds to win the MVP Award at +500, and Lamar Jackson joins him with those odds.
This award is typically given to the best quarterback every year, and that is going to be reflected in the odds. Jalen Hurts is technically still in the race, as he has odds set at +600 at BetDSI to win the MVP Award.
Brock Purdy and Josh Allen are two other quarterbacks who have enough talent to win the MVP Award at some point, but they aren’t going to get it done this year. They are too far behind Mahomes at this time, and the Chiefs QB just isn’t going to give them a chance to catch up.
This league is full of some great players at the quarterback position, but all of them are looking up at Patrick Mahomes. There is a reason that many consider Mahomes to be one of the best quarterbacks in league history, and he is going to add another MVP to his resume this year.
No Other Positions Worthy
Even though this award is usually given to the top quarterback in the league, it can actually be given to any player in the league. There are some years in which it looks like a non-QB has a chance to win it, but that’s not the case this year.
There are really only two players that you could even consider a contender to win the MVP race that don’t play the quarterback position. Those players would be running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
McCaffrey is a touchdown machine for the San Francisco 49ers, but his odds are currently sitting at +1600 at BetDSI. Hill might go over 2,000 receiving yards on the year, but his odds are currently sitting at +2500.
Those two players are going to have to go on and have historic years if they are going to win the MVP Award, and even then, it’s not going to be enough. It’s always a big gamble to bet on a non-QB to win the MVP Award, especially with Patrick Mahomes playing this well.