With preseason almost behind us and the start of a new NFL season around the corner, let's take a look at the possible 2013 NFL MVP candidates.
This years MVP race looks to heavily favour great quarterbacks on successful teams with the exceptions being the freaks of nature Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson.
Lets break it down and see who some of the best candidates are for the 2013 award.
|Brady, Tom (Patriots)||6.00|
|Manning, Peyton (Broncos)||6.00|
|Rodgers, Aaron (Packers)||6.00|
|Kaepernick, Colin (49ers)||9.00|
|Peterson, Adrian (Vikings)||10|
|Brees, Drew (Saints)||13|
|Ryan, Matt (Falcons)||14|
|Griffin III, Robert (Redskins)||17|
|Flacco, Joe (Ravens)||21|
|Luck, Andrew (Colts)||23|
|Johnson, Calvin (Lions)||26|
|Roethlisberger, Ben (Steelers)||26|
|Wilson, Russell (Seahawks)||26|
|Manning, Eli (Giants)||29|
|Newton, Cam (Panthers)||29|
|Romo, Tony (Cowboys)||29|
Not since 2008-09 and 2003-04 where Peyton Manning went back-to-back twice has the same player won the MVP award two years running.
Adrian Peterson ($10) last year was flat out superhuman; if he can replicate that he will be a lock for the NFL MVP award. I have my doubts though. Players who have rushed for 2,000 yards have had statistically quiet seasons the following year.
Barry Sanders has the most yards following a 2,000 yard season with 1,491 yards. Adrian Peterson would have to close to 2,000 yards to win the NFL MVP. I just don’t see it happening especially now that Percy Harvin is gone; the number of defenders inside the box will ultimately come down to the play of Christian Ponder.
I love Adrian Peterson, he is a freak of an athlete and I love watching him play, but as a gambling man I am not willing to risk my money on the arm and ability of Christian Ponder to stretch the field.Tom Brady
Brady has so many questions marks this season in terms of his receiver core, with Aaron Hernandez gone, Rob Gronkowski still on PUP and plenty of rookie receivers around him the $6 is far too risky.
He would have to have his most outstanding season to win the award, but one thing I have learnt is never count out Tom Terrific.
Like Brady, Colin Kaepernick has questions at receiver. Without Crabtree, the $9 is far too short. I would rather take Tom Brady throwing to undrafted rookies Kenbrell Thompkins and Zach Sudfeld at $6 than Kaepernick.
Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning
Two other QB’s I am much keener on is Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.
The addition of Welker will surely make Manning, the runner up in last year’s MVP award, even better. The injuries in Denver’s O-line hurt Manning’s chances, but not by much as he played behind a terrible O-line his whole career with the Colts. Any other year I would be all in on Manning to win his fifth MVP award but I just have this feeling that Aaron Rodgers is going to have a killer year.
Rodgers somehow slid under the radar last year with so much going on with AP and Manning.
Rodgers finished with the highest passer rating of 108.0 even with injuries to Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson throughout the year. Rodgers has turned Randall Cobb and James Jones into elite receivers, the addition of running back Eddie Lacy will only help him. The playoff smashing from the 49ers still hurts, and he wants to wear that heavyweight/discount double check title one more year.
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A-Rod is my bet for MVP this year at $6.00 and at $23, Luck is unbelievable odds. At some points throughout last year many NFL.com writers and ESPN analysts were labelling him the MVP.
The Colts have beefed up their O-line throughout the offseason and the addition of Darrius Heyward-Bey and Ahmad Bradshaw do not hurt him at all. Sophomore slump is not a word that comes to mind when you mention Andrew Luck.
Well they are my thoughts on the 2013 NFL MVP Betting market.
What do you think will be the 2013 MVP?
All the odds are produced by Luxbet as of 27/8/2013 and are subject to change.