When a New York Jets to be written Zach Wilson and the second election in 2021 NFL In the draft, Jets fans look forward to the past BYU quarterback being the second coming of Joe Namath.
Bettors and punters are now betting on Wilson to play at Namath’s level next season.
Let’s jump into how quarterbacks became popular MVP bets, odds are via FOX Bet.
ZACH WILSON ODDS ON FOX BET*
To win NFL MVP: +6600 (bet $10 to win $670 total)
To win offensive player of the year: +12500 (bet $10 to win $1,260 total)
The Jets make the postseason
Yes: +550 (bet $10 to win $65 total)
No: -1000 (bet $10 to win $11 total)
* which can happen on 7/14/2022
The Jets finished last in the AFC East last season with a 4-13 record (five games behind the third-place Miami Dolphins).
Wilson finished 33rd among NFL quarterbacks with a 69.7 passer rating (Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers led the NFL at 111.9). Wilson was 213-for-383 passing (55.6%) for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
So why is he getting so much love to win MVP from the market in his second season?
Kyle Newman, public relations officer at oddschecker.comsaid Wilson has received 31.7% of MVP bets over the past seven days.
“Zach Wilson wasn’t even in the top 10. Then, Wilson went on social media because of a fight with his old friend and best friend Dax Milne,” Newman explained. “Since then, oddsmakers have been tipping Wilson to win the award. For the past seven days, Wilson is now the most backed player in OddsChecker’s MVP market.
“Couple that with the recent betting showing that the Jets are the second best bet to win the Super Bowl, and it’s clear that betting confidence in the Jets is at an all-time high.”
Caesars Sportsbook columnist Max Meyer said Wilson has been tied for 11 bets this month. But, the young QB has received more MVP wagers recently than other great quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers.
BetMGM analyst John Ewing said Wilson’s ticket percentage has recently increased from 0.7% to 1.3%, making him the 23rd to 19th most likely player to win the award. His MVP odds have also been shortened to +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total) from +15000 (bet $10 to win $1,510 total).
“BetMGM sees Wilson’s move but his odds and betting volume show he’s not an MVP contender,” Ewing said.
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Zach Wilson impressed with the New York Jets this preseason and the rest of the NFL is watching. Tony Romo said Wilson will be in the conversation as one of the three to five fastest players in the league, and even says the rookie has Patrick Mahomes-like potential.
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Wilson’s MVP odds were unchanged at DraftKings Sportsbook, but he went from 26th to 17th overall and from 29th to 19th in betting last week, according to a DraftKings spokesperson.
Zach Wilson Fever is not influenced by other sports books,
“We haven’t seen much movement or betting on Wilson for MVP on our side,” said FOX Bet’s Daniel Montanari.
Considering how difficult it is to win the award, Jets Hall of Fame QB Joe Namath was the MVP of the American Football League (AFL) in 1968 and 1969, throwing for the most yards and touchdowns (3,147/15 in 1968, 2,734). / 19 in 1969) than Wilson. And Namath won Super Bowl III!
“The only question that remains is whether this confidence is the result of a short-lived joke or whether it is genuine,” Newman wrote briefly.
Interesting betting stats on Wilson via FOX Sports poll:
– The Jets were 5-8 against the spread (ATS) and 3-10 straight up (SU) when Wilson started last season.
– The Jets went 1-3 ATS and 1-3 SU in games without Wilson starting or playing last season
– In his three years at BYU (2018-20), Wilson was 16-11-1 ATS and 19-9 SU as a starter.
– Wilson was 2-1 ATS and 2-1 SU as a starter in bowl games.
So, what do you make of all the hype surrounding Wilson and the Jets? Go to FOX Bet for all your bets.
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