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Andrew Luck Overtakes Drew Brees for Second-Best 2019 NFL MVP Odds

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Drew Brees' NFL MVP odds are slipping. Photo by Kelly Bailey (Wikimedia Commons) [CC License].
  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (+650) has moved into second spot in Bovada’s 2019 NFL MVP odds
  • Reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (+450) remains the favorite
  • The last six NFL MVPS were all QBs

Bovada is injecting a little more Luck into the 2019 NFL MVP odds. The sportsbook has moved Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck into the second betting spot among their odds to win the award this season.

Luck leaped past New Orleans’ QB Drew Brees and Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers into the #2 position. Earlier, Luck and Rodgers were tied for third spot at +800.

2019 NFL MVP Odds

Player Odds at Bovada
Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) +450
Andrew Luck (Colts) +650
Aaron Rodgers (Packers) +800
Drew Brees (Saints) +1000
Baker Mayfield (Browns) +1100
Tom Brady (Patriots) +1400
Carson Wentz (Eagles) +1500
Philip Rivers (Chargers) +2000
Mitchell Trubisky (Bears) +2000
Russell Wilson (Seahawks) +2000

*Odds taken 07/11/19. Follow the link in the table for complete list.

Kansas City Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes, the 2018 winner of the NFL MVP, remains the +450 chalk. The last player to win back-to-back NFL MVPs was Colts’ QB Peyton Manning (2008-09).

As Luck Would Have It

Last season was a rebound year for Luck and the Colts. The Indy QB underwent shoulder surgery in 2016 and missed all of the 2017 season. When he took the feld for the Colts’ 2018 NFL season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was his first regular-season action in 616 days.

After a 1-5 start to the season, the Colts caught fire. They went 9-1 the rest of the way, earning an AFC wildcard playoff position.

Luck also ignited. He went on an eight-game streak where he threw at least three touchdown passes in every game. He led the Colts to a win over the Houston Texans in the wildcard round of the playoffs before falling to Mahomes and the Chiefs in the divisional round.

Luck was named to the Pro Bowl and won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Do You Feel Luck-y?

Colts fans aren’t waiting for the start of the season to campaign their QB for the NFL MVP award. There’s already a Twitter site devoted to the cause: Andrew Luck 4 MVP.

Certainly Indy, with one of the NFL’s youngest rosters last season, is poised for an explosive season. And that’s what the voters tend to look at when selecting an MVP.

Mahomes burst onto the scene last year, leading the Chiefs to the AFC’s best record. It turned heads. It got him noticed.

A healthy Luck with a full offseason to prepare and a team that looks to be ready to move up among the NFL elite is an ideal combo to create an MVP-caliber season.

If that’s not enough incentive for you to believe, consider this: every time in franchise history when the Colts have gone to the Super Bowl, the game was played in Miami.

Guess where Super Bowl 54 is being played?

Oh, and the last time the Colts went to the Super Bowl, their QB was named NFL MVP.

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