There’s a three-man race for the 2023 NFL MVP Award as we hit the midpoint of the regular season, according to BetMGM. Here’s what you need to know:
- The Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (+275) holds the slightest lead over the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts (+300) and the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson (+400), as of Tuesday morning.
- The Miami Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa isn’t too far off the pace either as he enters Week 10 at +600.
- Joe Burrow has climbed his way back into the conversation. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback ranks fifth at +900 after Week 9.
Here’s a look at the odds from all of the NFL individual awards (odds are live and will shift accordingly):
Could McCaffrey break through?
None of the quarterbacks are dominating so much that San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey couldn’t make a push for MVP. There could be Mahomes fatigue, while Hurts and Jackson aren’t playing so well that they can’t be caught.
McCaffrey would have to continue his rampant touchdown pace … and the Niners become the top seed in the NFC. The latter seems like a taller order than the former given the Niners are 2 1/2 games back of the Eagles at the midseason point.
Too late for Burrow?
I might be the president of the Burrow fan club. And he’s cranked things up the past two weeks for the Bengals. But can he legitimately begin an MVP push at Week 8, since that’s when he torched the 49ers? It goes back to the argument in the previous point where none of the players ahead of him are so overwhelming that they couldn’t be caught.
Regardless, this race is seemingly just getting started heading into Week 10.
Here’s a look at the rest of the non-MVP award odds:
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Comeback Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
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