NFL MVP Odds: Shock As Shortest Non-QB Is More Likely To Win Award Than His QB
Who do you think is the most likely non-quarterback to win the NFL's MVP Award?
If you answered Derrick Henry then you'd be right. The Tennessee Titans running back is the 15th favorite in the betting, at +5000, to win the NFL's most coveted individual prize. Not only that but Alabama alum is more likely to win the award than his own quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
At 6'3 and 247lbs Henry is a real unit, his powerful running and size have made him a nightmare for defenses and he's produced some memorable moments over the past 2 seasons, which have cemented him as one of the league's best, and most unique, backs. He's a real throwback to the old-school, smashmouth football of yesterday, and fits Mike Vrabel's offense perfectly.
Despite his brilliance it's a surprise that he's a shorter price to win the award than his QB, something which may dent Ryan Tannehill's confidence. Tannehill, drafted back in 2012, had a career year last season, with a new landing spot in Tennessee helping him showcase his skills and display the potential that saw him drafted in the first round. He had such a brilliance season, leading the Titans to the playoffs, that he became a Pro Bowler for the first time.
That said a price of +8000, compared to Henry's +5000 showcases how crucial to the Titans hopes the running back is, even compared to the former-Dolphin signal caller.
NFL MVP Award Odds
Patrick Mahomes +400
Lamar Jackson +700
Russell Wilson +800
Dak Prescott +1400
Tom Brady +1800
See the rest of the NFL MVP field here.