How the Odds for Rodgers MVP Have Changed Throughout the Season

by Andy Stitzer
2021-22 NFL Playoff Fantasy Football Strategy

The NFL season MVP is one of the most interesting markets to bet on because of how much the odds can change throughout the season. Often, players will start off strongly in the first few weeks before fading, as it's difficult to maintain consistent form over the weeks. However, one player has consistently won the award and been one of the best chances for the 2021 season. That player is the Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

As one of the standout players in the league, Rodgers has been in the discussion for MVP for several consecutive seasons. He's already won the award three times previously and won it last season too. The last time he won before that was in 2014, but he's still been ranked as one of the top players in the league for several seasons now.

Rodgers won the MVP award for the 2020 season and is currently listed as the best odds at Betway for winning the 2021 NFL MVP. This season, he's taken the Packers to the No. 1 seed in the NFC and is currently the favorite ahead of Tom Brady, who recently announced he would be retiring. The NFL Honors Ceremony takes place on February 12, where the MVP and other awards will be announced.

NFL 2021 MVP Race Summary

Here's a summary of how the odds for Rodgers MVP changed throughout the season. For a full breakdown, you can take a look at the Betway MVP race for 2021.

Week 1

In the first week of the season, Rodgers was second in the rankings with odds of +800. As the reigning MVP, he was behind Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs but ahead of Tom Brady.

Week 2

Rodgers had a poor start to the season with just fifteen completed passes out of twenty-eight attempts in the Packers' defeat against New Orleans Saints. This saw his odds of winning MVP fall, although he never dropped out of the top three.

Week 3

In the third week, Rodgers dropped out of the top five in the MVP race for the first time. Although the Packers went on a seven-game winning streak following their opening loss, Rodgers wouldn't return to the top five rankings until week seven.

Week 7

Rodgers reappeared in the top five MVP rankings after a strong performance against Washington. The Packers won the game 24-10 with Rodgers throwing three touchdowns, bringing his total to fifteen.

Week 10

Rodgers missed week nine due to COVID and failed to throw a touchdown in the game against the Minnesota Vikings. This saw him drop out of the top five odds once more.

Week 12

In week 12, The Packers saw a big win over the Rams, winning 36-28. Rodgers completed twenty-eight passes out of forty-five, leading to 307 yards and two touchdowns. As a result, he moved back into the top five for odds of the season's MVP.

Week 14

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills suffered a crushing defeat against the Buccaneers in week 14, which saw Rodgers move up into second place in the MVP rankings. At this point, he was still behind Tom Brady.

Week 15

As Rodgers threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in a win against the Baltimore Ravens, his odds shortened, and the gap between him and Brady decreased.

Week 16

Tom Brady's Buccaneers suffered a loss to the New Orleans in week 15, which saw his odds for MVP lengthen in week sixteen as Rodgers took the lead for the first time with odds of -175.

Week 17

In week seventeen, the Packers beat the Vikings 37-10 to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Rodgers scored multiple touchdowns with no interceptions for the sixth game in a row, helping to cement his place at the top of the MVP rankings.

Week 18

In the Packers' final game of the season, Rodgers throws two touchdowns before taking the bench for the second half of the game. At this point, his place at the top of the MVP rankings has been secured, with Brady being the only other player who comes close.

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