Predicting the Most Valuable Player (MVP) isn’t as hard as it may seem and many online sportsbooks already have betting odds posted for the NFL MVP for the 2017-2018 season.

Over the last 10 seasons, a quarterback has won the MVP Award 9 times. Adrian Peterson won the MVP in 2012, after rushing for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns. This season another running back is going to win the coveted award. The Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is going to rush for 2,000 yards, record 300 receiving yards, and get into the end zone 16 times. Elliot is going to with the MVP Award with his unique combination of speed, strength, and running behind the best offensive line in football.

A player rarely wins a season award without a supporting cast. The most important aspect to a running back surpassing 2,000 yards is a dominant offensive line, a receiving corps to keep the defense honest, and a fierce defense that can quickly get the ball back to their offense.

Elliot will run behind left tackle Tyron Smith, left guard Chaz Green, center Travis Frederick, right guard Zack Martin, and right tackle La’el Collins. Tyron Smith is the best left tackle in football, Chaz Green is a former third rounder, Travis Frederick was an All-Pro last season, Zack Martin is a two-time All-Pro, and La’el Collins was going to be a first round selection, but was not included in the draft because of an ongoing investigation.

Dak Prescott MVP Odds

Dak Prescott will be chucking the ball up to Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, and Ryan Switzer to take pressure off Zek running the ball. Their opponents will have to decide if they want Dez, Dak, or Zek to score on them.

The last piece to the puzzle is the Cowboys improved defense. Dallas drafted Taco Charlton out of Michigan and will provide a huge boost to one of the weakest front sevens in football. The team also added two corners with high drafts picks in the second and third round. Expect the defense to be much better than last season, which will keep the ball in Ezekiel Elliott’s hands.

July 21, 2017 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

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