A large receiver deserves to win the MVP for the primary time in NFL historical past. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The NFL MVP odds are… misguided
Successful the NFL MVP is difficult. Solely 57 gamers of the tens of 1000’s which have graced the sector have managed to win the award.
However as exhausting as it’s to earn the excellence because the Most Beneficial Participant within the NFL, doing in order a non-quarterback or operating again is even more durable. No offensive gamers outdoors of these two positions have ever claimed the consideration, and solely three defensive gamers/particular teamers have been so fortunate.
there are a few extensive receivers who both have or are on tempo to make historical past
Patrick Mahomes and Tua Tagovailoa, two quarterbacks, are the odds-on favorites to win NFL MVP for the 2023 season. However the easy truth is that no QB or RB has separated themselves from the sector or is doing something unprecedented, whereas there are a few extensive receivers who both have or are on tempo to make historical past.
Enable us to elucidate not why a large receiver ought to win NFL MVP for the primary time, however why it will be against the law if one didn’t.
Who put these guys right here?
Let’s take a fast have a look at the highest of the board. Tua leads the NFL with 302 passing yards per recreation, 18 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. As sturdy as his numbers are, the prevailing opinion is that he’s propped up by the meeting of speedy and wonderful weapons round him, in addition to the genius of coach Mike McDaniel.
The Miami Dolphins are additionally 0-2 towards profitable groups and might be 0-3 after this weekend once they face the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs as two-point underdogs.
Talking of the Chiefs, Mahomes is subsequent in line for the trophy in line with the oddsmakers. Though he’s second in QBR, he’s on tempo to throw for a profession low in yards per recreation and a profession excessive in interceptions.
Lamar Jackson can also be excessive on the chances board however is seventeenth in passing yards per recreation
Jalen Hurts is properly within the combine, however he’s additionally on tempo for a profession excessive in picks and is just sixth in QBR. Lamar Jackson can also be excessive on the chances board however is seventeenth in passing yards per recreation and on tempo to throw for half of the touchdowns he managed when he received the award in 2019. Plus, he’s thirteenth in QBR.
The one operating again anyplace close to the MVP dialog is Christian McCaffrey. He leads the league with 652 dashing yards and has one other 292 receiving yards, and he’s scored not less than one landing in each recreation. Nevertheless, he’s solely averaged 48.3 yards and has not exceeded 54 over the past 4 weeks and is coping with an damage that appears to have derailed his MVP hopes.
So who REALLY deserves the NFL MVP? Let’s introduce you to our two main candidates.
Honor the receivers
Combating out of the turquoise nook, it’s Tyreek Hill. The 5-10 speedster just lately grew to become the primary participant within the Tremendous Bowl period to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving in eight video games and is averaging 126.8 yards per recreation. He’s additionally scored eight touchdowns and not less than one in each recreation excluding one.
Hill is on tempo to hit 2,154.8 yards and 17 touchdowns and obliterate Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving report of 1,964 yards. And for the purists on the market, his 16-game tempo nonetheless places him on 2,028 yards, properly above Megatron’s report.
The Dolphins occupy the highest spot within the AFC East and lead the league in factors scored, and Hill is their main catalyst.
Apparently, the oddsmakers solely simply caught on to Hill’s historic season. He just lately surged to +2000 odds to win the MVP at DraftKings however continues to be tied for seventh.
Philadelphia Eagles wideout A.J. Brown additionally deserves point out. Final week, he grew to become the primary receiver in league historical past to report 125+ receiving yards in six straight video games and averaged 138.5 yards per recreation throughout that stretch. His 939 yards and 5 touchdowns additionally put him on tempo to interrupt Johnson’s single-season report at 1,995.4 yards to go together with 11 touchdowns.
The Eagles even have the most effective report within the NFL at 7-1 and have an opportunity to make their second Tremendous Bowl in as a few years.
Brown’s MVP odds? +5000. 14th-best.
That is nearly as good a yr as any to offer the NFL MVP to a large receiver. No person has gotten as shut as Jerry Rice in 1987 (second), however with the stale QB play and ridiculous degree these wideouts have hit, it’s time to offer them their flowers.