NFL MVP odds: Kyler Murray listed as favorite after Arizona Cardinals' 7-0 start to season
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is the favorite to be the NFL's MVP in updated odds for the award from Tipico Sportsbook.
Murray, who has been a key part of the Cardinals' 7-0 start to the regular season, is now +350 to win the award, best in the NFL after Week 7.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is second at +450, with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott third in the odds at +480.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is fourth, at +500, with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford rounding out the Top 5 at +900.
The Top 7 in Tipico Sportsbook's odds for the award are quarterbacks.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is 8th in the odds at +2000, the first non-quarterback in the odds.
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Murray has skyrocketed up the odds so far this season.
Tipico had him third after Week 2, at +700, behind Patrick Mahomes (+550) and Brady (+650).
He was an even longer shot before the season.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio summed up Kyler Murray's candidacy for the award: "Arizona is the last unbeaten team," he wrote, "and Kyler Murray would win the award if it were awarded today."
ESPN's Mike Tannenbaum had Murray No. 1 in his recent quarterback rankings.
He wrote: "Simply put, Arizona's Kyler Murray is playing like the league's MVP right now. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, he has a plus-8.6% completion percentage above expectation, and he has thrown at least three touchdown passes to three different receivers. And on Sunday, Murray was 7-of-10 for 148 yards and two passing touchdowns on throws traveling more than 10 yards downfield, per ESPN Stats & Information. It was his fourth game this season with multiple passing scores on deep throws -- more than he had in his first two seasons combined (three)."
Updated Tipico odds for NFL MVP before Week 8:
- Kyler Murray +350
- Josh Allen +450
- Dak Prescott +480
- Tom Brady +500
- Matthew Stafford +900
- Aaron Rodgers +1000
- Justin Herbert +1500
- Derrick Henry +2000
- Lamar Jackson +2000
- Derek Carr +4000
- Joe Burrow +4000
- Patrick Mahomes +5000
- Ryan Tannehill +9000
- Jameis Winston +10000
- Davante Adams +10000
- Kirk Cousins +20000
- Deandre Hopkins +20000
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