Rodgers leads the pack in the NFL MVP race

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The MVP race should be fas­ci­nat­ing in 2018. Can Tom Brady have back-to-back MVP sea­sons at the age of 40?

Will Car­son Wentz bounce back from the dev­as­tat­ing knee in­jury that kept him out of the play­offs?

Can Aaron Rodgers lift the Pack­ers af­ter a lost 7-9 sea­son last year?

Here are the odds for 2018 NFL MVP, via Bo­vada, from the fa­vorites to the long­shots.

The fa­vorites

Aaron Rodgers: 13/2 Tom Brady: 7/1 Car­son Wentz: 19/2 Drew Brees: 15/1 Rus­sell Wil­son: 15/1

The con­tenders

Jimmy Garop­polo: 20/1 Cam New­ton: 20/1 Matt Ryan: 20/1 De­shaun Wat­son: 20/1 Kirk Cousins: 22/1 Jared Goff: 22/1 Philip Rivers: 22/1 Ben Roeth­lis­berger: 25/1 Derek Carr: 28/1 An­drew Luck: 30/1 Dak Prescott: 30/1 Matthew Stafford: 30/1

The long­shots

Le’Veon Bell: 40/1 Todd Gur­ley: 40/1 David John­son: 40/1 Mar­cus Mar­i­ota: 40/1 Eli Man­ning – 50/1

Good bets

Tom Brady may be 40, but it’s hard to bet against him given his con­sis­tently stel­lar pro­duc­tion in re­cent years. The Rams are loaded for 2018, so quar­ter­back Jared Goff (22/1) and run­ning back Todd Gur­ley (40/1) will be pop­u­lar picks among L.A. fans. Car­son Wentz (19/2)was run­ning away with the MVP award in 2017 be­fore his in­jury. If he’s fully healthy, he should be the MVP fa­vorite.

Bad bets

It’s your money, so spend it how­ever you want, but FTW can­not en­dorse bet­ting on Eli Man­ning (50/1) un­der any cir­cum­stances. De­shaun Wat­son (20/1) was stel­lar as a rookie, but he has sur­pris­ingly short odds for a player re­turn­ing from a ma­jor knee in­jury.

Ac­cord­ing to Bo­vada, Pack­ers QB Aaron Rodgers has the best odds for win­ning the 2018 NFL MVP award. GETTY IM­AGES

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