Even though Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off winning his fourth career NFL MVP award, he didn’t experience nearly the same success after his top receiver darted for Vegas. Instead, we saw other quarterbacks lead the way in the 2022-23 NFL MVP betting odds.
Four of those talented signal callers were awarded MVP honors, as star wide receiver Justin Jefferson joined Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and Jalen Hurts as the finalists for the Associated Press 2022 NFL MVP award.
Below, you can find the latest NFL MVP odds from DraftKings heading into the award vote on Feb. 9. Keep in mind that postseason play does not matter when considering MVP candidates, as voting is done before the playoffs begin.
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|Player||2022-23 NFL MVP odds|
|Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs||-1600|
|Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals||+900|
|Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles||+1500|
|Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills||+1500|
|Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings||+10000|
NFL MVP odds 2022-2023: Breaking down biggest favorites
- Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: Swapping Tyreek Hill for JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling hasn’t slowed down Mahomes at all. He led the NFL in yards and touchdowns by a wide margin, and as you can see, the All-Pro QB’s chances to win MVP are extremely strong. Especially after Hurts went down with an injury.
- Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals: Amazingly, Burrow got to the Super Bowl quicker than any other No. 1 overall pick in NFL history. There’s no telling what he can accomplish next. Burrow’s back to posting big numbers, with Ja’Marr Chase serving as his sidekick. What’s stopping the duo from continuing their tear both in the postseason and for many years to come? While an MVP award may be in his future, it won’t be this season.
- Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: Becoming one of the best young QBs in football in just three years has catapulted the Firebaugh, CA native near the top of the NFL MVP odds for the 2022-23 season. Allen’s ability to put up otherworldly numbers through the air while being his team’s most explosive rushing option gives the 26-year-old QB a betting chance, as he is the heart and soul of the Bills. But a sudden patch of turnovers and losses set him back.
- Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles: Prior to his injury, Hurts was leading a potent offense that’s been among the best rushing attacks in football. Hurts was on pace to bring somewhere near 900 yards rushing, but he also took a major step forward as a passer. This was clear just from looking at his improved completion rate (66.5%) while also being aggressive going downfield (8.0 Y/A). An MVP trophy may have been within reach, but missing two games put a fork in his chances.
- Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings: Putting his team on his back, Jefferson seemingly almost single-handedly turned the Vikings into a dangerous threat on any given Sunday. Regularly a threat to gain 100 yards or more, defenses always have to account for the third-year pro. Finishing with 1,809 receiving yards this season, Jefferson was once a longshot MVP candidate, but being held to a career-low one reception to go with just 15 receiving yards in Week 17 all but ended his very slim chances.
Bottom line: As we saw last season, the MVP race doesn’t truly take shape until the final stretch of the season, when playoff teams start becoming established.
In this case, it was Jalen Hurts who dropped out of the running, despite being the frontrunner when he suffered a shoulder sprain knocking him out of two games. But Patrick Mahomes had been doing his thing all along, leading the NFL’s top-scoring offense while passing for a career-high 5,250 yards. He’s our choice to win the 2022-23 NFL MVP trophy.
When will the 2023 NFL MVP be announced?
Last year Aaron Rodgers was announced as the league’s MVP for the 2021-22 season on Feb. 10, which took place three days before the Super Bowl. Stay tuned to find out when the NFL plans on officially announcing the MVP for the 2022-23 season.