NFL MVP award facts
Each year, the Associated Press presents the most valuable player award to the NFL player with the highest performance in the regular season. Founded in 1957, the AP NFL MVP award is considered to be the most prestigious individual american football award.
The winner of the award is dependent on the votes of 50 chosen sportswriters and voting is held at the end of the regular season. The results will be publicly announced the day before the super bowl, held on February 3, 2019. And this season, 1xBET Sportsbook has favored the following players as favorites for the MVP award:
- Andrew Luck
- Philip Rivers
- Jared Goff
- Tom Brady
- Patrick Mahomes
- Drew Brees.
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1. Andrew Luck makes inspiring comeback, but will it be enough for the MVP title?
The Indiana Colts player is one of the top contenders for the 2018 MVP award. But according to 1xBET Sportsbook, he has the worst odds in comparison the other competitors. He enters the competition not having ever won the MVP title.
Although it might seem that it will be a stretch for Andrew Luck to win the title, you shouldn’t write him off yet. Overall, Andrew Luck was an instrumental player for the team. And he helped to put the team into the position of earning a wild card playoff in their match with the Tennessee Titans.
He has had a remarkable season especially taking into consideration he was out of the 2017 season due to injury. He made an impressive comeback this season when many questioned if he would ever return to the field again. The quarterback is strong when it comes to passing, but on a whole, he finished the 2018 regular season with good statistics:
- Completions: 67.6%
- Passing touchdowns: 39
- Passer ratings: 98.7
2. Unlikely Los Angeles Chargers hopeful Philip Rivers could defy odds and win MVP title
Philip Rivers also enters the competition with low odds. But his key contributions to the team this season show that he has the qualities for the MVP title. He is a powerful quarterback with strong passing capabilities. He’s is currently ranked 8th in the league for passing behind the likes of Tom Brady and Jared Goff.
The quarterback was instrumental in the teams first season win over Buffalo Bills contributing 256 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. As well as leading them to a 4 game winning streak against the 49ers, Raiders, Titans and Browns. He finished the 2018 regular season with good statistics, although not the best in his career:
- Completions: 68.3%
- Passing touchdowns: 32
- Passer ratings: 105.5
3. Underdog Jared Goff could be on his way to make the biggest upset of the season
The young Los Angeles Rams star is also one of the players who don’t have the best chances to win the MVP title. The underdog is one of the seasons strongest quarterbacks. And having achieved some career high performances, he could defy us all and actually walk away with the MVP title.
He also ended the regular season well by picking up some impressive individual mentions. These are the National Football Conference offensive player of week 4 and NFC player of the month for September. His personal achievements and team contributions awarded him a well deserved spot in the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
4. Defending champion NFL veteran Tom Brady looks to make it 4 MVP titles
Tom Brady is considered to be one of the best quarterbacks of all time and enters with good odds to win MVP. The New England Patriots currently has good chances to defend and win the MVP title this season. Although not his best season, he still ended the campaign on a positive note:
- Completions: 65.8%
- Passing touchdowns: 29
- Passer ratings: 97.7
A win for the quarterback will make it a total of 4 MVP titles. But his performance was weaker than in the preseason and this might hinder his chances of keeping the title.
5. Recently drafted Patrick Mahomes settles well in the NFL
The young Kansas City debutant has only been in the league for 2 seasons following a successful college football career. But already he’s made a name for himself in online sportsbook news in the US. He finds himself at the top of the NFL MVP betting odds competing with veterans Tom Brady and Drew Brees.
But there’s several reasons why the young player is a top contender for the MVP title. He brings a fun and exciting flare to the game, exceeding his new manager’s expectations.
This is his debut season for Kansas City and he has already achieved 31 touchdown passes, the most thrown in the first ten games of a season. Patrick Mahomes ended the regular season with the following statistics:
- Completions: 66.0%
- Passing touchdowns: 50
- Passer ratings: 113.8
6. NFL veteran Drew Brees ends season with career highs and looks to complete it with his first MVP title
This season, the New Orleans Saints star has the best odds to win the MVP title. With his achievements and honors over the years, he’s regarded as one the games best passers of all time. Although he has never been crowned MVP, he is hoping to change that this year. And with his strong statistics and strong work ethic, it’s possible.
He finished the season with 364 completions 32 passing touchdowns and a NFL record breaking 74.4% completion percentage. He also topped the league with the highest passing rates and achieving a career best with 115.7.
With these achievements, the MVP is within arms reach for Drew Brees. But he has to be cautious of fellow veteran Tom Brady and newcomer, Patrick Mahomes.
This years competition for the MVP title is very tight with a mix of the leagues veterans and young players. But what will be the deciding factor, a strong finish to the season and record breaking statistics? Or inspiring comebacks, and pure determination and persistence to help their team win important games?