Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s MVP odds are rather reasonable

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When Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson entered the NFL, there were certain parallels that were going to be drawn, and we knew that they were inevitable. Perhaps the Michael Vick comparison is the most common. Sure, that one makes sense on the surface, but in all honesty, it’s a little inaccurate.

Both guys play the quarterback position and run like they’ve found some internal cheat code, but Jackson is an evolved version of Michael Vick in his prime for one reason. He may not have the same cannon for an arm that Vick did, but Vick wasn’t as dedicated a student of the game as Lamar is either, at least he wasn’t early in his career.

Within Jackson is an intense appetite to understand the cerebral aspects of the game. That’s a huge reason why Lamar Jackson is entering his fourth season as the Ravens signal-caller and already has an NFL MVP trophy on his shelf. It also appears that, heading into the 2021 regular season, that the odds are high that Jackson could earn another one.

The Ravens quarterback’s MVP odds are relatively reasonable.

According to WynnBET, Lamar Jackson enters the 2021 NFL season as a top-five MVP candidate with odds of +1500. That ties Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson and trails only Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (+450), Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (+800), Buffalo Bills signal-caller Josh Allen (+1000), and Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1200).

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The remaining names on the list of the ten favorites belong to Matt Stafford (+1700), Dak Prescott (+1750), Deshaun Watson (+2000), and Justin Herbert (+2000). Names can be juggled here and there, but you have to admit that’s a decent-looking list and a relatively fair one.

So what do you think? Should Lamar Jackson be a little higher, or is his ranking accurate? Download the WynnBET app, and place your wager today!