Brady now the favorite as Mahomes rises

We’re now almost completely through 11 weeks of the NFL season. Some might still say it’s too early to discuss the MVP race, but it’s getting late quickly. While it’s true that there’s still plenty of football left and what happens on the field in the coming weeks will be paramount, analyzing the betting market for NFL MVP gives us a good idea of what consensus opinion is. Where do we stand heading into “Monday Night Football” of Week 11?

Tom Brady enters Monday night as the clear favorite

Tom Brady has been towards the front of the leaderboard all season long. He opened the season with the third best odds to win the award behind Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Then when other quarterbacks like Kyler Murray and Josh Allen became favorites, Brady was right behind them in terms of betting odds.

Brady is yet to play this week as his Buccaneers host the New York Giants on Monday night. Brady and the Bucs are 10.5 point favorites. However due to the failures and unavailability of other contenders, Brady has jumped to the top of the betting odds. Brady is currently +260 to win NFL MVP.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Brady the past few weeks. He’s thrown four interceptions in his last two games against the Saints and the Football Team. Tampa Bay lost both games. To be fair to Brady, he’s also thrown for 595 yards and six touchdowns over those two games. 

Tom Brady is now the favorite to win the MVP award. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Now 44 years old, Brady leads the NFL with 27 touchdown passes on the season. He’s averaging 319 passing yards per game while completing over 67% of his passes. The Buccaneers are 6-3 on the season and currently have a 1.5 game lead in the NFC South. Tampa Bay is also favorites to win the Super Bowl with +550 odds.

Bad week for rest of the leaderboard

We mentioned that Tom Brady has yet to play in Week 11. When you consider what happened to the rest of NFL MVP leaderboard, that might be a good thing. Here’s what happened with…

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