OddsChecker has reported a number of times already this season on the improving odds of Russell Wilson to win MVP this season, and it’s now looking likelier than ever.
The Seahawks talisman, who remarkably has never won the award before, began the season with as third-favorite in the betting with odds of +1200. This price carried an implied probability of just 7.69% chance that he would receive the honor at the end of the season.
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However, with the Seahawks enjoying a flawless start, those odds have been dropping week on week and Wilson became the frontrunner to land the award after Week 3’s win against Dallas Cowboys.
Following Seattle’s win over Miami, oddsmakers have now cut his price even further with some sportsbooks offering odds of -110. Put simply, this means they have elevated his chances from 7.69% in pre-season to 52.38% today.
He can still be backed on some sites at a best price of +115.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Plenty of football observers – particularly those from the North East – have long considered it an injustice that a player of Wilson’s quality has not yet won the prestigious award.”
“However, that now looks set to be rectified with the Seahawks QB going from strength to strength with each passing week.”
“Aaron Rodgers remains his nearest competition with odds of +400 (20% implied chance) with pre-season favorites Patrick Mahomes (+600, 14.29% chance) and Lamar Jackson (+1600, 5.88% chance) beginning to tail off.”
Russell Wilson +115
Aaron Rodgers +400
Patrick Mahomes +600
Josh Allen +1600
Lamar Jackson +1600
Tom Brady +3300
Kyler Murray +4000