Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws in the pocket against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas: Peyton Manning Favored To Win 2014 MVP

If you follow the NFL MVP odds race each and every year, you’ll be pleased to know that per CBS Sports, Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, is favored to win the 6th such award of his career. 3-1 odds sounds good. But Will Brinson cautions bettors to pump the brakes.

Here’s a snippet from Brinson:

Peyton Manning (3-1) — to the surprise of exactly zero people — is the top favorite. I don’t love the bet because voters in general hate repeating on MVP awards and it’ll be tough for Manning to match his epic 2013 numbers.

Aaron Rodgers (15-2) is a fantastic value. He’s the best quarterback in the game, has won an MVP, and if he plays 16 games, he’ll get votes. If you put $100 on him to win right now and he did, you’d make $750 back.

Andrew Luck (16-1) is intruiging as well, especially because his weapons in Indy are improved and he should only get better in his third season.

Of the longshots to win the MVP, and especially the young guns in the NFL, Brinson says this:

Love Russel Wilson/Cam Newton/Colin Kaepernick/Robert Griffin III (25-1) all clustered together. Give me Wilson from that list, mainly because he should improve his counting stats, he’s very efficient and steady, the Seahawks will win lots of games and if Marshawn Lynch  (50-1) either retires or loses carries, Russ could see a boost.

As cool as it would be to see Manning win his 6th MVP and 2nd of his Broncos career, it really doesn’t matter when you get down to brass tacks. He could already have 6, had the he not been robbed of it in 2012. But I digress.

What matters is the Lombardi Trophy. And bringing it home to Denver. Go get it, Peyton!

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  • trinity

    Why do some people state that Aaron Rogers is the best quarterback in the game as if it’s a matter of fact? I think he’s the 4th best QB in the game. Peyton, Tom, and Drew are ahead of him in my opinion. And it would be really cool to see Peyton win it again!

    • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

      he is the best from a skills perspective tho. nobody even close to as physically talented as him

      • Chad Jensen

        Honestly, I think Cutler has the same, if not better, physical tools as Rodgers, but lacks the mental side. At the very least, Cutler is one of the top 3 most physically talented QBs in the NFL. If only he could make that translate on the field like Rodgers.

        • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

          cutler can’t run like a-rod and isn’t the on the same level accuracy wise, but he does have shoulder cannon furshur

          • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

            should be said that cutler’s accuracy is only affected by his poor footwork under pressure tho, nothing arm related

          • Chad Jensen

            I would debate Cutler’s mobility. He can be elusive.

      • trinity

        But there’s more to the quarterback position than just physical talent. If that was all it took, Jay Cutler and Matt Stafford would be multiple time champions. Aaron Rogers is phenomenal to me. Definitely elite. but when you consider the total package, Brady and manning are in a league of their own. I have never seen a quarterback as good mentally as Peyton manning. Ever.

        • Chad Jensen

          No doubt. I’m putting together a mailbag piece that discusses why the majority of people consider Brady > Manning because of rings.

          • trinity

            I would take Brady if manning had never won a ring. But since he has, I would take Peyton. Plus as phenomenal as Tom is, Peyton has had more recent success than him. It’s been a very long time since the pats won anything. And the Broncos destroyed them last season in the AFC championship. The score didn’t tell the story of that game at all.

    • Chad Jensen

      It would be cool.

  • SayreBedinger

    Peyton Manning shoulda won MVP the year the Colts were 2-14. Was it not clear at that point how valuable he is to his team? With the Broncos, he’s equally valuable.

    • trinity

      I agree with that. Lol i remember people were throwing around the idea of Peyton winning it that year, and Robert Mathis was all insulted. Peyton deserved it that year.

  • 5280HGH

    Valid insite trinity and I am with you. I would like to say that all this talk about the best QB ever has become so cliche. It’s not about how many rings one guy has coated to the next. Championships are won by teams in team sports. If rings define the skill level of a QB the Bradshaw would be in the conversation with Montana. But he is not because his team won the championships. We keep stats on individuals for a reason. Put Elway with SF TEAM and he has five rings. Brady and the rest all awesome but until they have achieved the greatest INDIVIDUAL award 5 times then they are not the best. With all due respect, Dilfer/Williams/B.johnson are not even close to being as good as Marino. Put Flaco on that list too. Someone on our beloved ESPN made the thoughtless comment that it’s all about rings, and now for some reason it is gospel. Cliche. Give me one draft and I take P. Manning first every time. Team championships are great but great QB’s are just a cog, all be it an important one. Just saying. Let’s get past this “who has the most rings is the best”. He may be the luckiest, but not the best.