Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Detroit won 40-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford Opens as Top Ten NFL MVP Candidate

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If the Detroit Lions live up to their potential in 2014 that will mean Matthew Stafford lived up to his. It’s no surprise that the Lions made the playoffs in Stafford’s best year as a pro.

Are Stafford and the Lions in store for a success story more like 2011 or a disappointment like 2012? According to betting odds to win the NFL MVP award, Vegas sees the potential for a very big year from Stafford. At 20 to 1, just five players have better odds to win the league’s top individual award.

While the top odds are dominated by quarterbacks, Calvin Johnson is tied with LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson for the best odds of non-quarterbacks at 25 to 1.

Here is the full list courtesy of Bovada.


2014 NFL MVP – Odds to Win
Peyton Manning 3/1
Drew Brees 11/2
Aaron Rodgers 15/2
Tom Brady 9/1
Andrew Luck 16/1
Jay Cutler 20/1
Matthew Stafford 20/1
Colin Kaepernick 25/1
Cam Newton 25/1
Russell Wilson 25/1
Robert Griffin III 25/1
LeSean McCoy 25/1
Adrian Peterson 25/1
Calvin Johnson 25/1
Matt Ryan 33/1
Nick Foles 40/1
Ben Roethlisberger 50/1
Eli Manning 50/1
Philip Rivers 50/1
Tony Romo 50/1
Marshawn Lynch 50/1
Demaryius Thomas 66/1
Matt Forte 66/1
Jamaal Charles 66/1
Dez Bryant 66/1
Brandon Marshall 66/1
Julio Jones 66/1
Jimmy Graham 66/1
Joe Flacco 100/1
Johnny Manziel 100/1
Andy Dalton 100/1
Eddie Lacy 100/1
Arian Foster 100/1
Rob Gronkowski 100/1
Alex Smith 150/1
Alfred Morris 150/1
C.J. Spiller 150/1
Antonio Brown 150/1
DeMarco Murray 200/1
Frank Gore 200/1
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