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NFL Regular Season MVP Picks
We made 3 wagers on this year's NFL MVP - 1 favorite, 1 mid range odds wager, and 1 longshot
Favorite- Justin Herbert (+1000)
We are in a special time this NFL season with so much talent at the quarterback position from both veterans and rising stars. Herbert is one of the young stars of this league, and at 24 he has been phenomenal in his first two seasons with the Chargers. With the pair of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams finally healthy, he threw for over 5k yards and 38 TDs last season. With one of the best WR duos in the league, a year three leap for Herbert will put him in elite company since he has already had flashes of true greatness similar to the level of Allen (+700) and Mahomes (+800). At 6’6 236, Los Angeles’ next great QB could even utilize his legs more to take the Chargers offense to new heights.
Mid Range- Derek Carr (+2800)
Reunited with his college roommate, Carr has every opportunity to improve his stats to the point of MVP consideration. The Raiders have had their ups and downs during Carr’s time at QB but overall he has been a good NFL player in his first eight seasons, mixing in 3 pro bowl selections. Adams, Renfrow, and Waller are all matchup nightmares for defenses, bringing an explosive passing game to Los Vegas for 2022. Carr will have possibly the best weapons in the NFL, giving him the chance to reach his true potential.
Long Shot- Kirk Cousins (+5000)
When taking a deeper dive into the stats, Cousins is the most underrated QB in the league over the past four seasons since arriving in Minnesota. In those four years he has averaged 31 TDs, 9 INTs, and a passer rating of 103.8. Last season Kirk and Aaron Rodgers were the only QBs to have 30+ TDs while having less than 10 INTs as well. Cousins had 7 picks to Rodgers 4, proving that he can take care of the ball at an elite level. The Vikings will have more of a pass heavy approach that is expected to allow Kirk to cook this season.