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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Mac Jones
Mac Jones, Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports /

Quarterly MVP odds: +10000 Mac Jones

This must be the Bill Belichick effect.

Mac Jones has no chance at winning the league MVP award this season. Absolutely no chance at all. Sure the kid is talented but he’s in over his head. Granted, we’ll give him respect where it’s due.

Jones deserves a ton of credit for outplaying former MVP Cam Newton in the preseason and winning the starting gig as a rookie. We also gives Jones credit for how he’s looked so far. He doesn’t appear to be overwhelmed by the moment and despite rookies, more times than not, having difficulty adjusting to the speed of the game, he appears to be just fine.

Not only has Jones thrown for 1,012 yards, but he’s completed 70% of his passes as well. He has all the makings of a player who’s going to be around for a long time. In fact, he might even be ahead of the curve when discussing who should take home Offensive Rookie of the Year. That said, Jones has no business being on this list.

The Patriots have won just one game this season. While we don’t want to put too much pressure on the shoulders of the young kid, but if we’re going to throw his name in the MVP discussion, he’ll need to play a lot better.