NFL Award Odds
The 2022 NFL season is well underway and already we’ve seen some major line movement toward who will take home the major hardware of the NFL season.
With contenders separating themselves from pretenders, the NFL award races are just starting to heat up. Here at Canadian Sports Betting we are diving into each NFL Award Futures odds market to provide an in-depth analysis of each award’s odds and provide insight into each current favourite.
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Most Valuable Player: Patrick Mahomes (-750)
On the verge of securing his second NFL MVP in only his fifth season as the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes has utilized his elite arm strength and precision to decimate defences from across the league.
Proving this season it doesn’t matter who you put on the field with him, if they can run a route, Mahomes can get them the ball. After losing his top wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins this offseason, many speculated on the offensive prowess of the former-Texas Tech Red Raider.
Silencing all doubters of his game, Mahomes has continued his offensive dominance with the Chiefs and has firmly put himself in the lead for the NFL MVP.
Leading the NFL in passing yards by a wide margin, Mahomes also sits atop the leaderboard in passing touchdowns. With Mahomes and his Chiefs squad primed for another deep playoff run, he is a great look for all NFL futures bettors.
Place a bet on Patrick Mahomes to win the 2022 NFL MVP as the heavy favourite to walk away with the honour.
Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Bosa (-1200)
For nearly the entirety of the NFL season, Micah Parsons seemingly had the Defensive Player of the Year Award with his name on it, but Nick Bosa has leapfrogged the Cowboys star linebacker and taken control of this year’s race.
The driving force for success on the San Francisco 49ers league-leading defence, Bosa has been an unstoppable force coming off the edge this season. Using his impressive size and strength to bulldoze his way through the line, he has little to no trouble getting his hands on opposing quarterbacks.
Leading the NFL in sacks with 15.5 in 13 games played, no offensive line has found an answer for he dynamic defensive end. With the 49ers once again looking like Super Bowl contenders, look for Bosa to be a the forefront of any and all success his team experiences.
Back Bosa for DPOY as he is currently the leader in a tight race down the stretch for the top defensive honour in the league.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kenneth Walker (-130)
A second-round pick out of Michigan State, Kenneth Walker has made an immediate impact on his team and has been one of the most reliable weapons for a dangerous Seattle Seahawks offence.
With four 100+ rushing yard games in his rookie campaign, Walker has added a new wrinkle to a strong Seahawks offence that was already a threat to score through the air. Bringing much-needed depth to their backfield this offseason, Walker has cemented his place on the Seahawks as their lead back.
A game-changer on the field, Walker leads all rookies in rushing touchdowns with an impressive nine total trips to the end zone this season, five more than the next closest rookie. Showing an immense amount of promise early on into his NFL career, look for the versatile runner to continue carving out his place in the NFL as well as the accolades that come with it.
Back Walker to capture this year’s OROY Award, thanks to his outstanding rushing ability and nose for the end zone.
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Ahmad Gardner (-1200)
The second cornerback off the board in the 2022 NFL Entry Draft, Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner has been an electrifying player in his first season as a pro. A lockdown corner, Sauce Gardner has proven early on in his career that he can hang one-on-one against the league’s top wide receivers.
With his acrobatic flare mixed with his elite size at his position, Gardner can matchup both physically and skillfully against any wideout put in front of him. Great at pressing receivers off the line, Gardner is an irritant and sticks to his assignment like glue in the open field.
Gardner looks like the next generational talent at the cornerback position and could be the building block needed to take the New York Jets defence in the right direction.
Comeback Player of the Year: Geno Smith/Christian McCaffrey. (+175)
While it isn’t as competitive as other major NFL award races, the Comeback Player of the Year (CPOY) is a true honour for all recipients. Winners of the CPOY award demonstrate determination, strength, and resilience to work their way back to an elite level after being faced with career-altering adversity.
Currently, in a deadheat for this year’s award, the odds are tied between Geno Smith of the Seattle Seahawks and Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers.
The critics wrote him off, but he never wrote back, and that attitude and determination are just one of the many reasons Geno Smith is sitting as the frontrunner for this season’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.
After being named the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason after longtime passer Russell Wilson was dealt to the Denver Broncos, many assumed this would be a dreadful season for not just the Seahawks but for Smith as well. It’s safe to say they couldn’t have been more wrong.
Currently seventh in the NFL in passing yards, tied for fifth in passing touchdowns, with a sensational 102.9 QBR, Smith has certainly flipped the script on his career arc and has now made his Seahawks squad a potential playoff team. In a season that was expected to be at an all-time low, Smith has led the charge and galvanized his team to go for broke this season and now sits one game away from returning to the NFL Playoffs.
Also in the running for this year’s NFL CPOY Award is an explosive running back from the San Francisco 49ers, Christian McCaffrey.
After starting the season with the Carolina Panthers, expectations were low for McCaffrey as well as his team. With injuries beginning to pile up for the dual-threat back, CMC had missed the latter half of the regular season after experiencing an ankle injury in Week 12.
Still performing well for the Panthers upon the start of the 2022 season, McCaffrey would be shipped off to the sunshine state and would take the 49ers to the next level offensively. Racking up over 1000 all-purpose yards in his 10 appearances with his new club, McCaffrey has demonstrated perseverance through injury and is once again sitting atop the upper echelon of NFL running backs.
In a system that fits like a glove for his abilities, look for CMC to continue pulverizing defences to cap off yet another impressive season for the Stanford man as he looks to make an impact in the NFL Playoffs.
Both McCaffrey and Smith are fantastic options to bet on in this year’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award, place a wager on either of them as we near closer to the end of the NFL season.
Coach of the Year: Nick Sirianni (+150)
With high expectations coming into the 2022 NFL season, the Eagles have surpassed what many felt was their celling as they sit as one of the top teams in the league. A large part of the team’s success must be credited to the amazing play-calling and strategy that Head Coach Nick Sirianni implemented.
The Eagles have looked like legitimate Super Bowl contenders through three weeks, and as they continue to rack up wins, Sirianni’s chances of securing the NFL Coach of the Year Award only continue to increase.
Sirianni is a proven leader and has demonstrated this after galvanizing his men and turning them into a top team in the NFL in a short time. During this quick turnaround, the Eagles have shown they can hang with the top teams in the NFL and with Sirriani behind the helm, they’re never truly out of a game.
A brilliant football mind, Sirianni has unlocked the potential of his players and this is apparent especially when looking at the Eagles offence. Led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles have been able to dominate teams in all areas of the game. Nobody expected Jalen Hurts to become a top talent in the NFL but thanks to Sirianni’s system, Hurts now looks like a franchise QB.
If the Eagles continue to rack up wins and finish near the top of the NFC, look for Coach Sirianni to claim the NFL’s Coach of the Year honour.
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