NFL Odds: Quarterly MVP rankings

Sep 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs with the ball during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs with the ball during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports /
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Joe Burrow
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Quarterly MVP odds: +4000 Joe Burrow

To be ranked this high on the MVP list is a credit to just how great Joe Burrow has been throughout his short career.

Before the season started, Burrow was likely thought of as an afterthought. That isn’t exactly a slight towards him but more so the team around him. After playing in just ten games last season before being forced to the sidelines due to a torn ACL, there was reason to believe that Burrow wasn’t going to be the same player.

Those reports were ultimately right, he’s even better.

So far, Burrow is the third most accurate quarterback in the league, completing 72.9% of his passes. He hasn’t thrown for a ton of yards with only 988 but the Cincinnati Bengals are winning, something no one would’ve predicted before the year kicked off.

With three impressive wins against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, and Jacksonville Jaguars, the latter coming via comeback, Burrow, and company are tied for the top spot in the always daunting AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens.

Is it likely that the Bengals will keep up their winning ways? Of course not. It’s even more unlikely that they grab a seat at the postseason table. But, if they somehow pull that off and Burrow continues to ball out, he could sneak into the MVP race going down the stretch.