Tom Brady became shut out for handiest the third time in his profession on Sunday night in opposition to the Saints. Of us will manufacture excuses for Brady every time he loses a sport, and here, the excuse became that he became enjoying with backups many of the sport after Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette exited early with assorted injuries.
But, these are appropriate excuses. Gargantuan gamers decide with what they’re given, and on Sunday night Brady couldn’t decide. He couldn’t attain indispensable of anything else with the gamers he became given. And, shall we have appropriate considered his MVP chances budge away. The Bucs raise out the season with two video games in opposition to the Panthers, and the Jets in between, and I’m no longer certain three weeks of beating up on disagreeable groups goes to determine Brady back the MVP in opposition to a contested enviornment. Despite the real fact that, he is Tom Brady so he may possibly presumably possibly presumably appropriate decide it anyway, you may possibly presumably possibly presumably presumably by no method truly rule that out.
Aaron Rodgers has overtaken Brady as the fave at most books. He’s 3/2 at BetMGM, appropriate ahead of Brady at +175. Rodgers is striking up an MVP-stage season, aside from a Week 1 loss in opposition to the same Saints team that beat Brady twice. Dropping to the Saints shouldn’t disqualify Brady or Rodgers from a hit MVP, but their struggles in opposition to a borderline playoff team need to be successfully-known. I also think some voters are going to preserve up Rodgers’ COVID stuff in opposition to him by manner of vote casting and that can additionally objective aid Brady the most. If the MVP is suitable the award for the correct quarterback in 2021 Rodgers may possibly presumably possibly presumably decide, but I’m no longer happy he’s going to be voted the MVP.
I’m no longer certain what to achieve with Jonathan Taylor at 8/1 at BetMGM, but I attain know that’s manner too short to bet for a working back to determine MVP. Taylor’s numbers (1,518 speeding yards and 17 speeding touchdowns, 19 total) are monumental, and he surely deserves consideration with Cooper Kupp for Offensive Player of the Year, but MVP?
I’m no longer certain these numbers are impressive ample, in particular need to you back in mind working back production is a feature of the offensive line. But, Taylor may possibly be closing in 2,000 all-cause yards and 20 touchdowns in a 365 days when the quarterback play all the method in which by technique of the NFL has no longer resulted in a runaway MVP leader.
It’s onerous now to no longer provide Taylor consideration with his present numbers. If voters are going to be swayed to vote for a non-quarterback MVP, Taylor is a valid contender, but you’ve missed your chance to bet him at mountainous odds. He became over 100/1 a few weeks within the past, and I couldn’t point out betting him now at 8/1.
The Chiefs have received seven straight video games and Patrick Mahomes’ MVP odds haven’t moved very indispensable and are mute 12/1. The Chiefs have the Steelers, adopted by back-to-back road video games at Cincinnati and Denver to raise out the season. If the Chiefs can raise out the 365 days with a 10-sport decide trip and the No. 1 seed, I maintain Mahomes has appropriate as correct a MVP case as Rodgers or Brady when all is alleged and performed.
Kupp became as excessive as 200/1 for MVP getting into the Seahawks sport, and is now 30/1 at BetMGM. While I don’t think Kupp is necessarily going to determine, he does have a course to the MVP and his season hasn’t been any much less impressive than Taylor’s. It wouldn’t surprise me to gaze Kupp MVP odds proceed to shorten if the Rams beat the Vikings this weekend.