With a chip on his shoulder, another year of experience under his belt and as the leader of the team favored to win the Super Bowl, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is poised to have an MVP season.
Let see how Allen stacks up in the MVP race as Buffalo shoots to win its first Super Bowl. Remember, betting on awards is not permitted, per New York sports betting regulations.
Josh Allen Odds to Win NFL MVP
Caesars Sportsbook New York does not post MVP odds, but Caesars in Pennsylvania and other states have Allen currently the favorite to win the league’s regular season MVP honor. Allen leads the way at odds of +700.
Allen is a notch above the quarterback who beat him last season in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes (+800). Tom Brady is third (+900) and rounding out the top five are back-to-back MVP winner Aaron Rodgers and up-and-coming Justin Herbert, both tying for fourth (+1000).
Allen is 6-5, 237 pounds, played college ball at Wyoming and has been in the league five years.
Passing Yards Different Story
Despite back-to-back years of at least 4,400 passing yards (4,407 in 2021; 4,544 in 2020) and 36 touchdowns (37 in 2020, 36 in 2021), Allen falls down into the pack with New York sports betting apps in odds for Most Passing Yards.
The Caesars New York app has Allen eighth, behind even Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys. It also is surprising to see Aaron Rodgers of the Packers ranked 11th.
Take a look:
How can Caesars have Allen atop the MVP odds, but eighth in passing?
Two things come to mind.
First, Allen also is a threat on the ground, rushing for more than 420 yards and six touchdown every season in his career.
Another is the Bills figure to be ahead quite a bit and could go to a rushing attack to control the clock late in games.
Two of Allen’s top wide receivers have moved on in Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders. Still, Stefon Diggs returns as one of the top wideouts in the league, along with teammates Gabriel Davis and Dawson Knox. The additions of Jamison Crowder, O.J. Howard and Khalil Shakir also should help Allen with more depth and speed.
Cutting down on interceptions will be the key to Allen’s success as he has thrown 25 over the past two seasons, including 15 last year.
Buffalo Future Odds
The Bills are the favorite in New York NFL betting at Caesars to win the AFC East Division (-230), the conference (+300) and Super Bowl (+600), with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next in line at +750.
Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook New York has the Bills favored across the board, too, for the AFC East (-220), the AFC (+350) and the Super Bowl (+650).
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Buffalo has been to the playoffs three consecutive years, winning the AFC East the past two seasons by overcoming their nemesis, the New England Patriots.
However, the Bills’ two recent playoff runs have been ended by the Chiefs. They lost in the AFC title game in 2020 and, of course, last season, in one of the thrilling games of all time, lost a 42-36 heart-breaker in the AFC Division Round. Who can forget the Chiefs driving down the field in an incredible 13 seconds to force overtime and go on to win.
The Bills haven’t forgotten. Nor has Josh Allen.