The 2022 NFL campaign is approximately a quarter of the way through completion. Several offensive standouts have already made their impact felt across the league. Elite quarterback play is at an all-time high. High-octane offenses are thriving. A signal-caller will almost certainly capture this year’s MVP honor.
The NFL futures prop betting landscape for the 2022 NFL MVP has officially begun to take shape. BetOnline recently updated their odds.
The top 10 are as follows:
- Josh Allen (+300)
- Patrick Mahomes (+500)
- Lamar Jackson (+500)
- Jalen Hurts (+500)
- Justin Herbert (+1200)
- Joe Burrow (+2200)
- Aaron Rodgers (+2500)
- Kyler Murray (+3300)
- Kirk Cousins (+3300)
- Tom Brady (+3300)
THE FAVORITE AND MY PICK: JOSH ALLEN, QB, BILLS
Bills starting quarterback Josh Allen has been my selection for MVP since the preseason and nothing has changed. The 3-1 Bills own the league’s third-ranked offense, averaging an astonishing 412.5 yards per contest. Buffalo’s offense is averaging 297.0 passing yards per game. Only the Los Angeles Chargers are averaging more. Their high-octane offense is scoring 28.5 points per contest. Allen is once again at the forefront of Buffalo’s offensive success.
Allen ranks fourth in passing yards (1,227), second in touchdowns (10), and second in passing yards per contest (306.8). When extrapolating Allen’s numbers throughout the course of a 17-game campaign, the former Wyoming product is on pace to throw for career-highs in yards (5,214) and touchdowns (42.5). It would mark the first time Allen has surpassed 5,000 passing yards and 40 touchdowns in his young but illustrious career.
Allen is currently meeting expectations. The Bills are legitimate Super Bowl contenders due to his presence. If Allen can sustain his current form, he’s almost a shoo-in for NFL MVP.
THE NO. 1 CONTENDER: PATRICK MAHOMES, QB, CHIEFS
What Patrick Mahomes is accomplishing this season is especially impressive given the offseason departure of wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Many wondered how Mahomes and the Chiefs would handle Hill’s absence. Flawlessly is the answer. Mahomes is playing an excellent brand of football.
The Chiefs rank top 10 in nearly every major offensive category. Andy Reid’s offense is scoring 32.3 points per contest. It represents a four-point improvement on last season’s mark (28.2), and that was with Hill in the lineup. Only the surprising Detroit Lions are currently scoring more points per game (35.0).
This campaign represents a resume showing for Mahomes. The weapons around Mahomes have been drastically altered, but his effectiveness remains at an all-time high. Mahomes makes Kansas City’s offense click. The Chiefs remain heavy favorites in an AFC West division we collectively overrated throughout the spring and summer. This may be the most impressive showing of Mahomes’ career given the circumstances. A second MVP triumph would place an appropriate bow on Mahomes’ season.
A WORTHY UNDERDOG: JALEN HURTS, QB, EAGLES
Jalen Hurts is this season’s most heartwarming surprise. Hurts has made incredible strides as a pure passer. The former Alabama standout ranks first among all qualifying quarterbacks in yards per attempt (9.1), sixth overall in passing yards (1,120), and eighth in completion percentage (66.7). Hurts ranks third in rushing touchdowns (four) among all offensive players, running backs included. Hurts has put Philadelphia’s offense on his back en route to the NFL’s lone 4-0 start.
The Eagles currently own the NFL’s fourth-best scoring offense (28.8 points/contest). Hurts is on pace to throw for 1,616 more passing yards (4,760) than he did last season (3,144) while averaging nearly two passing yards more (7.3) per attempt. Hurts is essentially guaranteed to set new career highs in every passing metric. Hurts’ breakout campaign has the Eagles emerging as legitimate NFC favorites and Super Bowl contenders. Don’t ignore Hurts’ claim to MVP discussions.