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2 favorites, 2 sleepers, 2 dark horses among 2020 NFL MVP odds

Who will be this year’s Lamar Jackson? Here’s an early look at the 2020 NFL MVP odds.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ran away with the MVP in 2019 as the second winner to be named unanimously. Who will be next year’s Lamar Jackson? The MVP odds are out for the 2020 NFL season. Before you get to placing your wager, get a look at the entire odds list on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Below, you will find favorites, sleepers and darkhorses for the 2020 NFL MVP.

Favorites

Patrick Mahomes (+400)

Mahones put together an incredible postseason to win Super Bowl 54 for the Kansas City Chiefs. You could probably say this most years about the Super Bowl winning quarterback, but if this was a season-long award, not just limited to the regular season, Mahomes likely would’ve been this season’s MVP. With his unique talent we may have never seen before at the quarterback position, Mahomes also has some of the best weapons to go to every play. He is currently listed as the favorite by DraftKings.

Russell Wilson (+500)

Wilson is about as consistent as it can get, so this is probably the safest bet among the potential NFL MVPs. He is durable and continues to prove he is among the best quarterbacks out there, especially late in games. It’s so difficult to ignore the Seattle Seahawks because Wilson always seems to have the ball in his hands for a game-winning drive week after week.

Sleepers

Aaron Rodgers (+1600)

Maybe one of the game’s biggest stars shouldn’t be looked at as a sleeper, but Aaron Rodgers has the sixth best odds to be NFL MVP next season. As a whole, 2019 was a major success for the Green Bay Packers, going 13-3 in Matt LaFleur’s first season. The Packers need some additional playmakers on offense, but Rodgers has decent value heading into 2020.

Saquon Barkley (+3300)

Yes, the MVP typically goes to the quarterbacks, but Saquon Barkley has the best odds among the non-quarterbacks, coming in at a tie for 10th overall. As a true workhorse running back, if the New York Giants can field a decent team next season, Barkley will likely be the best player on a major market team getting a lot of attention.

Dark horses

Baker Mayfield (+4000)

The Cleveland Browns were a complete mess in 2019, but they still do have plenty of playmakers for Mayfield to be successful. Maybe the new coaching staff will change some things for the better for a major comeback for the Browns. Is this likely to happen? Probably not, but that’s why he’s an MVP dark horse candidate for 2020.

Ben Roethlisberger (+6000)

Yes, this is not exactly a sexy pick as Roethlisberger plays out his the end of his career in the NFL, but he is tied for 20th in NFL MVP odds. I think that’s pretty good value for a guy who will be fresh, having sat out most of the 2019 season. Plus, most of the Steelers distractions are gone now. He has some decent options to go to, and you could find value in going with Roethlisberger at that price.

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NFL MVP odds 2020

Player Opening Odds
Player Opening Odds
Patrick Mahomes +400
Russell Wilson +500
Lamar Jackson +600
Deshaun Watson +1200
Drew Brees +1400
Aaron Rodgers +1600
Dak Prescott +2000
Carson Wentz +2000
Matt Ryan +2500
Saquon Barkley +3300
Tom Brady +3300
Jimmy Garoppolo +3300
Derrick Henry +3300
Christian McCaffrey +3300
Kyler Murray +3300
Baker Mayfield +4000
Kirk Cousins +5000
Daniel Jones +5000
Matthew Stafford +5000
Josh Allen +6000
Dalvin Cook +6000
Ezekiel Elliott +6000
Ben Roethlisberger +6000
Aaron Donald +6600
Jared Goff +6600
Cam Newton +7500
Philip Rivers +7500
Ryan Tannehill +7500
Jameis Winston +7500
Derek Carr +8000
Nick Chubb +9000
Nick Bosa +10000
Sam Darnold +10000
DeAndre Hopkins +10000
Josh Jacobs +10000
Alvin Kamara +10000
Khalil Mack +10000
Michael Thomas +10000
J.J. Watt +10000
T.J. Watt +10000
Teddy Bridgewater +12500
Dwayne Haskins +12500
Mitchell Trubisky +12500
Davante Adams +15000
Odell Beckham Jr. +15000
Le'Veon Bell +15000
Joey Bosa +15000
Jacoby Brissett +15000
Joe Burrow +15000
Nick Foles +15000
Leonard Fournette +15000
Todd Gurley +15000
Justin Herbert +15000
Tyreek Hill +15000
Aaron Jones +15000
Julio Jones +15000
Drew Lock +15000
Gardner Minshew +15000
Tua Tagovailoa +15000
Ryan Fitzpatrick +20000