Rodgers edges Brady for top 2018 MVP odds

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers opened as a 13-2 favorite to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2018 in Bovada’s initial odds released Tuesday, narrowly ahead of Tom Brady.The New England Patriots’ signal-caller, who claimed his third MVP award in 2017, is second at 7-1. Rodgers has claimed the honor twice before, most recently in 2014.Brady, 40, was revealed as the top player in the NFL Top 100 on Monday night, his second year in a row taking that spot. Rodgers, who missed nine games last season due to a broken collarbone, ranked 10th in the Top 100.Carson Wentz, who many expected to win the award last year before he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 14, has the third-best odds at 19-2. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson round out the top five at 15-1, with Jimmy Garoppolo among a group of four with the sixth-best odds at 20-1.Each of the top 17 odds belong to quarterbacks, with a trio of running backs — Le’Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and David Johnson — tied for 18th at 40-1. The first player at another position is Antonio Brown at 50-1.The full odds available at Bovada:Aaron Rodgers 13/2Tom Brady 7/1Carson Wentz 19/2Drew Brees 15/1Russell Wilson 15/1Jimmy Garoppolo 20/1Cam Newton 20/1Matt Ryan 20/1Deshaun Watson 20/1Kirk Cousins 22/1Jared Goff 22/1Philip Rivers 22/1Ben Roethlisberger 25/1Derek Carr 28/1Andrew Luck 30/1Dak Prescott 30/1Matthew Stafford 30/1Le’Veon Bell 40/1Todd Gurley 40/1David Johnson 40/1Marcus Mariota 40/1Antonio Brown 50/1Ezekiel Elliott 50/1Case Keenum 50/1Eli Manning 50/1Jameis Winston 50/1

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