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Oddsmakers Are Still High on Carson Wentz for 2020

The 2019 NFL season just ended and we already have MVP odds for next season. And Carson Wentz isn't that far from the top of the list. 

Going into his fifth NFL season, Wentz has 16/1 odds to be the MVP in 2020, according to Westgate Sportsbook. That ties him with Dak Prescott for the fifth-shortest odds league-wide. 

Take a look at the top 20: 

  • Patrick Mahomes: +400
  • Lamar Jackson: +600
  • Russell Wilson: +1000
  • Deshaun Watson: +1200
  • Dak Prescott: +1600
  • Carson Wentz: +1600
  • Drew Brees: +2000
  • Aaron Rodgers: +2000
  • Kyler Murray: +2000
  • Christian McCaffrey: +3000
  • Ezekiel Elliott: +3000
  • Matt Ryan: +3000
  • Tom Brady: +3000
  • Josh Allen: +4000
  • Ben Roethlisberger: +4000
  • Cam Newton: +4000
  • Baker Mayfield: +4000
  • Jimmy Garoppolo: +4000
  • Kirk Cousins: +4000
  • Matthew Stafford: +4000

The only other Eagles player on the board is tight end Zach Ertz at +30000. 

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It shouldn't be surprising that the top players on the list are quarterbacks. Since 2007, there have been 13 MVPs and 12 have been QBs. If you're wondering, a tight end has never won the award. 

It's basically an award that either goes to a quarterback or a running back that puts up ridiculous stats in a year where there's no clear-cut quarterback winner. All that said, I don't hate Wentz's chances. 

In 2019, Wentz led the Eagles to a 9-7 record but came up huge in the last month of the season to get them into the playoffs. For the season, he threw for 4,039 yards with 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. 

It wasn't quite his 33/7 season in 13 games back in 2017 when he almost won the MVP, but he was still pretty good. And he had the first 4,000-yard season in Eagles history while becoming the first 4,000-yard passer in NFL history without a receiver who had over 500 yards. 

If the Eagles get him some more help at receiver heading into 2020, and if Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders and his offensive line continue to perform well, Wentz should have a real shot. 

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