QB Race for the MVP

November 27th, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

The NFL betting season is just past the midway point and playoff spots, team finishes and individual award race are all getting interesting. It’s virtually impossible to know who the winners and losers will be, but in when it comes to MVP race is all but certain that the winner will be a QB.

The most high-profile position in NFL betting lines wins this award more times than not, but this year there is almost no other position player on the radar screen of NFL lines MVP voters.

And among the early leaders in this race there are several candidates that have plenty of seasoning when it comes to NFL MVPs. Arguably the leading candidate for this year’s MVP, Colts QB Peyton Manning, has already captured three such awards and has the inside track on possible a fourth –a feat that’s never been done in NFL betting odds action. His Colts are 10-0 (mostly because of him) and he leads the league in yards (3171 ypg), second in passer rating (102.7), completion percentage (69.8%) and is second in TDS (21). Hard to argue with those credentials.

But if Manning stumbles fellow three-time MVP Brett Favre will be right there vying for this possible fourth award. He leads the league in passer rating (112.1) and his TD/INT ratio of 21-3 is by far the best in the league. His team is also 9-1 and a Super Bowl contender.

A dark horse candidate is also emerging in New Orleans where Drew Brees is leading the best Saints team ever. Brees is averaging 275 ypg and has tossed 22 TDs and just 9 INTs. His 105 passer rating is third in the NFL and his Saints have yet to lose (10-0).

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