The Detroit Lions are getting some serious love from all over.
Just days after Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson were ranked as the top quarterback wide receiver duo the team got some major props from Vegas.
Per Detroit Free Press:
“Bovada has the Lions quarterback at 20-to-1 odds to win NFL MVP this coming season, behind just five other players in the entire league, all quarterbacks.”
That’s high praise for a quarterback that some are questioning is even a franchise quarterback. But Stafford isn’t the only Lions player getting some respect.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has 25-to-1 odds, tied with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson as the best odds for a non-QB.
Did we really expect anyone else besides these two to get the nod for most non-QB votes?
Finally, we have Eric Ebron who is listed just behind Buffalo Bills rookie wide out Sammy Watkins.
“Eric Ebron has 12-to-1 odds to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick by the Buffalo Bills, is the 9-to-2 favorite.”
The Lions may have finished 7-9 with a top ten pick in the draft last season, but it looks like Vegas is expecting big things from the motor city.