Now that NFL teams are reporting to training camp, the hype machine will begin to get out of control.
Every player is in the best shape of his life right now. Clips will be shared on social media when a notable player makes a highlight play. These things happen every year, because everyone is so desperate for the return of football.
But three players already have plenty of buzz here at WynnBET’s online sportsbook. Here is a look at a trio of our most popular MVP bets at this point in the summer, ranked in order of the current liability as of Wednesday, July 27:
Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers recently confirmed that they were turning the offense over to Lance, but bettors have been operating on that assumption for quite some time. Lance is WynnBET’s biggest liability in the MVP market and is currently listed at 35/1 to win the award.
Lance appeared in six games, including a pair of starts, during his rookie season for the 49ers. He completed 41-of-71 passes for 603 yards to go along with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Lance added 168 yards and one score on 38 attempts, as he projects to be one of the better running quarterbacks in the league.
The 49ers were one half away from making it back to the Super Bowl last year, but are counting on Lance to help get them over the hump. We’ve seen Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes recently win MVP awards in their first full season as starters. Will Lance be next?
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Will a change of scenery finally get Wilson some MVP consideration? Despite being one of the best players in the sport, Wilson has actually never received a vote. Since being traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos, Wilson has received more MVP bets at WynnBET than any other player in the league.
Bettors are high on the Broncos in general, as they have received the fourth-most bets to win the Super Bowl. Wilson had a down year by his standards last season after finishing with 3,113 yards and 25 touchdowns. He ranked 19th among all quarterbacks with a PFF grade of 73.9, marking the first time he finished outside the top-six since 2017.
Time will tell if the 33-year-old can get back to his elite form with his new team.
We’ve got a championship caliber football team… now it’s time to show up and prove it.”- Russell Wilson pic.twitter.com/OwT5xOgJP8— DNVR Broncos (@DNVR_Broncos) July 27, 2022
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Unlike the previous two players, Brady doesn’t need any projection to comprehend his MVP case. The 45-year-old signal caller had an argument for winning the award last year, and not much has changed since. Brady still leads a talented Tampa Bay team that is two years removed from winning the Super Bowl.
Last season, the Bucs went 13-4 and won the NFC South by four games before falling to the Rams in the Divisional Round. Brady paced the league with 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdowns en route to a runner-up finish for MVP.
Brady and the Bucs have plenty of motivation to make sure things go differently in 2022.
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