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Over the course of the last eight NFL seasons, only one non-quarterback has won the MVP — Adrian Peterson took home the award following a 2012 season in which he ran for nearly 2,100 yards. The recipients in the other seven years, however, are fairly predictable: Aaron Rodgers‘s name shows up twice; Tom Brady‘s does too; and Peyton Manning was named MVP three times during that stretch.
In all likelihood, 2015’s MVP award winner will also be a quarterback, and oddsmakers view Rodgers and Colts signal-caller Andrew Luck as the favorites. According to betting site Bovada.lv, the two star QBs are the only players whose odds to win the award are better than 12-to-1. After Rodgers and Luck, the players with the highest odds to win this year’s MVP award include Peterson, Manning, Brady, J.J. Watt, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Jamaal Charles, Ben Roethlisberger, and Le’Veon Bell.
Looking ahead to the 2015 season, do you expect one of the players listed above to be named the NFL’s MVP, or do you like a dark horse candidate to defy the odds and win the award? Are quarterbacks simply too important for a player at any other position to take home the MVP, or will we see another player gain momentum and win the award this year, like Watt briefly threatened to do a year ago?
What do you think? Who will be the 2015 NFL MVP? Weigh in below in the comment section with your thoughts!