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Philip Rivers Is in Top 10 of Odds to Win NFL MVP in 2018

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-OTA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bovada today released their odds for the 2018 NFL Regular Season MVP and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has the 10th best odds of taking home the award. Unsurprisingly, the favorite to win is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The full odds can be found at the bottom of the post, but the top 10 are:

Aaron Rodgers 13/2
Tom Brady 7/1
Carson Wentz 19/2
Drew Brees 15/1
Russell Wilson 15/1
Jimmy Garoppolo 20/1
Cam Newton 20/1
Matt Ryan 20/1
Deshaun Watson 20/1
Kirk Cousins 22/1
Jared Goff 22/1
Philip Rivers 22/1

It’s hard to argue with Rodgers, Brady, Brees, or Wilson having better odds than El Capitan, but the likes of Newton, Ryan, and Watson should raise an eyebrow. The MVP tends to go to the top player on a winning team and Ryan and Watson certainly have strong supporting casts that could put up a sparking record that would support their campaign, but it seems unlikely that the Panthers will do much in a division where they play the Falcons and Saints twice each.

What do you think? Is Rivers slotted properly? Will you be laying down any money on him to take the award at 22 to 1?

Full Odds:

Ben Roethlisberger 25/1
Derek Carr 28/1
Andrew Luck 30/1
Dak Prescott 30/1
Matthew Stafford 30/1
Le’Veon Bell 40/1
Todd Gurley 40/1
David Johnson 40/1
Marcus Mariota 40/1
Antonio Brown 50/1
Ezekiel Elliott 50/1
Case Keenum 50/1
Eli Manning 50/1
Jameis Winston 50/1
Patrick Mahomes 55/1
Saquon Barkley 60/1
Leonard Fournette 60/1
Kareem Hunt 60/1
LeSean McCoy 60/1
Alex Smith 60/1
Blake Bortles 66/1
Alvin Kamara 66/1
Julio Jones 70/1
Joe Flacco 75/1
Mitch Trubisky 90/1
Andy Dalton 100/1
Devonta Freeman 100/1
AJ Green 100/1
Rob Gronkowski 100/1
DeAndre Hopkins 100/1
J.J. Watt 100/1
Sam Bradford 125/1
Nick Foles 125/1
Tyrod Taylor 125/1