The sports betting site, Bovada, has recently released its’ odds for the top 29 MVP candidates for the upcoming season. Buffalo Bills’ running back, LeSean McCoy is included on that list.
The favorite for the 2017-18 MVP trophy is Tom Brady at +550 odds. Followed by Aaron Rodgers (+700), Derek Carr (+900), and Ben Roethlisberger (+1000).
21 of the 29 players reside in the AFC, along with three of the top four candidates.
The only Buffalo Bill player represented on the list is LeSean McCoy at +10,000 odds. McCoy ties for the worst odds of the players on the list along with eight other athletes. The players he is tied with includes Von Miller, Marshawn Lynch, and Joe Flacco.
The MVP race is the only NFL futures prop bet the site has at this time, other than season win totals for each team.
Nine of the last ten MVP winners have been quarterbacks. Adrian Peterson had the lone MVP season in 2012 as a running back in Minnesota.
It is a quarterback’s league, and unless another skill position player puts forth a herculean effort, then the MVP trophy will remain in a quarterback’s arms.
The favorite for the most valuable player is Tom Brady, which at the expense of the Bills, is usually a safe bet. After the late season run Aaron Rodgers had with the Packers this season, I would not be surprised if he ended up taking it home as well. Aaron Rodgers is my pick for the MVP trophy this year.
The question is, will LeSean McCoy even be the MVP of the Buffalo Bills?
Last year he was, leading the charge of the number one rushing attack in the NFL. The Bills gained a league-high 164.4 yards per game on the ground last season. McCoy would be the safe bet, but who else would be in the conversation?
Tyrod Taylor immediately comes to mind because of his position and the effect he had on the field last season. Some less notable candidates include:
- Sammy Watkins
- Kyle Williams
- Lorenzo Alexander
- Reggie Raglans
- Ronald Darby
The players on the end of that list would have some high odds for MVP of the team, but there is no reason that a defensive player would not be able to win it. As the Bills shape up their defense, and players become healthy the potential to become a top 10 defense becomes real again.
The Bills will need a defensive player to step up this season if they want to make a splash. Who will it be?
Who do you think the MVP of the Buffalo Bills will be this year? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!