NFL Odds: Bettors Flood To Jameis Winston's +20000 MVP Bid
As the Drew Brees saga continues to grow there has been a massive increase of bets on Jameis Winston winning the MVP award this season, at a huge +20000. In the past 24 hours over 50% of bets have been wagered on Winston to win the famous award.
Winston arrived in New Orleans this summer after an up-and-down five seasons in Tampa Bay after being drafted first overall in 2015. He chose to sign for the Saints as an opportunity to learn under Sean Payton, potentially succeeding Drew Brees when he retires.
Now, as pressure increases over Drew Brees recent statements, which have drawn fierce condemnation from teammate Malcolm Jenkins, as well as other sporting stars such as LeBron James, Josh Jacobs, the McCourtys, Richard Sherman and more, some bettors are predicting that Jameis Winston's time may come earlier than expected.
It seems unlikely that Drew Brees will retire, but 2020 has already been a year of shocks. With teammates Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Alvin Kamara amongst those to unfollow their QB on social media, there are no real questions as to wether Brees has lost the support of the locker room. Shrewd bettors have seen the disharmony and bet on Winston winning the league's highest individual honor.
There's currently a huge discrepency in prices for Jameis Winston to win MVP with BetMGM offering the former Florida State man at +20000, and the shortest price being a mere +5000. A $20 bet could return $4000 in profit if staked with BetMGM, compared to $1000 with the shortest price book.
Whoever starts under center for the Saints will have one of the most thrilling offensive units at this disposal and would have a real chance of becoming the league's Most Valuable Player.
Drew Brees is still the incumbent and seventh favorite to win the MVP crown at a best price of +2500, but this is a story that will continue to develop as the season draws closer, and a price on Jameis Winston that is sure to drop if ill feeling towards the Super Bowl winning Drew Brees persists.