Who Will Be the 2019-20 NFL MVP - Predictions and Odds

Out of the 1,696 professional football players that will get to suit up during the 2019-20 NFL season, just one of them will be considered the most valuable player in the league, which is an honor that carries a whole lot of weight throughout an athlete’s career.

For the 62nd time, an NFL MVP will be determined at the end of the regular season and the odds makers have a pretty good idea of who the winner of that award will be.

Here, we go over the odds and predictions of which NFL player will become the next MVP, the superior athlete who will stand out among his highly athletic peers as one of the best to play the game of professional football in 2019.

Who was the NFL MVP last season?

Despite his team not making it to the Super Bowl last season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the NFL MVP, the direct result of throwing for 5,000+ passing yards and 50 touchdowns, the only other person in NFL history to do so besides Peyton Manning.

If you have never watched Mahomes play football, Google some clips and see a young man reinvent the quarterback position, from being able to throw at every conceivable angle, including left-handed to being an effective pocket passer as well as an impossible to chase down scrambler.

Mahomes, the son of a former MLB pitcher, is about to start his third year in the NFL and as long as his offensive front line keeps him protected (26 sacks allowed in 2018), he should be able to post another impressive season of stats, regardless of who’s at the other end of his passes.

How is the winner of the NFL MVP award decided?

The Associated Press NFL MVP award has been presented to the league’s best player since it was started in 1957 when the first award was given to Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, who received the honor again the following season.

The award is voted upon by a panel of 50 sportswriters at the end of every season and is considered the de facto official NFL MVP award out of the various similarly titled honors bestowed by other organizations.

Though the writers determine the winner at the end of the season, it is not announced to the public until the day before the Super Bowl.

What are the current odds and predictions for the 2019 NFL MVP?

Like everything NFL related, the oddsmakers have figured out who they think will win the NFL MVP award in 2019, and they have set the odds accordingly.

Below we go over some of the front-runners (and even the longest shot), including their stats from last season.

Here are the current odds listed – if you live in New Jersey and want to bet on futures in NFL you can do so on 888sport and BetStars, as well as check out the complete list of possible MVP candidates.

Good luck!

2019 MVP Winner:

Patrick Mahomes

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Position: Quarterback

Size: 6’ 3”, 230 pounds

NFL Team: Kansas City Chiefs

College: Texas Tech

2018 Stats Line: Completed 383-of-580 for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns with 12 interceptions while rushing the ball 60 times for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Analysis: The defending winner of the 2018 MVP honors, Patrick Mahomes, is predicted to take the title again in 2019, but he will have to do it without his main target, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who will most likely be suspended for much (if not all) of the 2019 season due to his unacceptable off the field behavior.

Mahomes will still have receiver Sammy Watkins and All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce to throw at, plus newly acquired running back Carlos Hyde can also catch, though his last two teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars, did not target him the way his first team, the San Francisco 49ers, did.

Regardless of whether he gets the MVP award again in 2019, the speedy Mahomes and his uncanny (and occasionally left-handed) ability to get the job done will keep him listed as one of the most likely MVPs of the NFL for a long time to come.

Tom Brady

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Position: Quarterback

Size: 6’ 4”, 225 pounds

NFL Team: New England Patriots

College: Michigan

2018 Stats Line: Completed 375-of-570 for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns with 11 interceptions while rushing the ball 23 times for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Analysis: Super Bowl LIII Champ and 3x NFL MVP Award-winning quarterback Tom Brady is the second most likely MVP of the 2019 season and will be in the mix every year until the 41-year-old GOAT proves he can’t play football anymore.

General manager and head coach Bill Belichick got Brady a few well-needed targets this offseason, including free agent Demaryius Thomas from the Houston Texans and first-round pick N’Keal Harry out of Arizona State.

Bottom line – Belichick beats teams with his brain as well as Brady and company’s on-field skills, so watch for yet another productive year from Brady from the safety of his own well-protected pocket.

Drew Brees

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Position: Quarterback

Size: 6’ 0”, 209 pounds

NFL Team: New Orleans Saints

College: Purdue

2018 Stats Line: Completed 364-of-489 for 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions while rushing the ball 31 times for 22 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Analysis: Despite having won the Super Bowl MVP once and being a 12x Pro Bowl player, quarterback Drew Brees has never won the NFL MVP award, though he did win the Associate Press Male Athlete of the year award in 2010.

Brees is an offensive machine, a 7x NFL passing yards leader and a 4x NFL touchdowns leader, so the idea of the 40-year old having another MVP worthy season left in him isn’t so farfetched.

Not only does Brees have All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas to target, but general manager Mickey Loomis also signed tight end Jared Cook, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, who on an underperforming 2018 Raiders team still managed to snag 68 receptions for 896 yards and 6 touchdowns.   

Andrew Luck

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Position: Quarterback

Size: 6’ 4”, 240 pounds

NFL Team: Indianapolis Colts

College: Stanford

2018 Stats Line: Completed 430-of-639 for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns with 15 interceptions while rushing the ball 46 times for 148 yards.

Analysis: Now that Andrew Luck, the 2018 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, has blown the rust out of his surgically repaired throwing arm, he is a definite possibility for the MVP award in 2109.

Especially given that on top of his deep thread target receiver T.Y. Hilton, Luck how has newly acquired Devin Funchess, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, who will hopefully provide a midfield counter-target for balance.

Luck took his Colts to the Divisional Round of the 2018 playoffs after sitting out a year, so chances are he has what it takes to do it again, but the question is whether he can get past Mahomes’ Chiefs and Brady’s Patriots for the MVP or at least a shot at the Lombardi trophy.

Aaron Rodgers

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Position: Quarterback

Size: 6’ 2”, 225 pounds

NFL Team: Green Bay Packers

College: California

2018 Stats Line: Completed 372-of-597 for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns with just 2 interceptions while rushing the ball 43 times for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Analysis: Second-year general manager Brian Gutekunst has made some serious offseason moves to jumpstart his Green Bay Packers, including hiring a new head coach, Matt LaFleur, and a new offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett.

Will that change in leadership be enough to turn Rodgers back into the Super Bowl Champion and MVP he was back during the 2010-11 season, or do the problems that have kept the Packers out of the last two postseasons totally belong to him?

Rodgers can easily be the NFL MVP – he’s done it twice before in 2011 and 2014 – and now he even has an upgraded offensive line to help him.

NFL MVP LONGEST SHOT

Julian Edelman

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Position: Wide receiver

Size: 5’ 10”, 198 pounds

NFL Team: New England Patriots

College: Kent State

2018 Stats Line: 74 receptions for 850 yards and 6 touchdowns with 9 rushes for 107 yards.

Analysis: Tied with two others (Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and New York Jets rookie defensive tackle Quinnen Williams) with the longest odds for winning the NFL MVP, slot receiver Julian Edelman is most likely on the list because he was the Super Bowl MVP last season and has shown no signs of letting up.

A sure-handed receiver and a tough after-the-catch runner, Edelman has become one of quarterback Tom Brady’s favorite receivers, but keep in mind that in the entire history of the AP MVP award, a wide receiver has never won it.

A 3x Super Bowl Champion who also enjoys returning kicks (2,593 career return yards), Edelman is a long shot for the MVP award but a sure thing when it comes to making a difference on the football field.