Patrick Mahomes has overtaken Russell Wilson to again be the betting favorite to be named regular season MVP, with just six weeks to go.
Mahomes was installed as the frontrunner with sportsbooks at the beginning of the season, with Lamar Jackson his closest competitor.
However, the Ravens signal caller seems to be out of the running entirely now, with his odds of +10000 implying just a 1% chance of success from here.
Instead, it was Seattle’s Russell Wilson who emerged as the likeliest challenger to defending MVP Mahomes, and four weeks ago he was odds on – meaning that oddsmakers thought it was more likely than not that he would win the award.
Mahomes, meanwhile, did he see odds drift somewhat but always remained in contention – and now he has nipped ahead in the betting again.
Interestingly, sports bettors have put their faith in Wilson, with 15.15% of all bets placed on the MVP market backing the Seahawk. Mahomes, by comparison, has not proven to be a popular pick with gamblers and he doesn’t even feature in the top five.
Instead, it is Arizona’s Kyler Murray is second best-backed with 14.38% of wagers, while Tampa’s Tom Brady is third with 11.11% of all bets.
Patrick Mahomes +200
Russell Wilson +280
Aaron Rodgers +350
Josh Allen +2500
Kyler Murray +2500