Justin Herbert is the most important player to the success of the LA Chargers. The quarterback position is the most impactful position across all sports and Herbert's high ceiling gives the Chargers a high ceiling as well.
Herbert is coming off of the greatest rookie season for a quarterback in NFL history and is looking to turn the tide of the franchise in year two. The sky is the limit for Herbert and new head coach, Brandon Staley.
We have already broken down why Justin Herbert could win the MVP award in 2021 and it is hard to not fall in love with Herbert's MVP betting odds.
Justin Herbert has +2000 odds to become the second MVP in LA Chargers history.
LaDainian Tomlinson is the only player in LA Chargers history to win the MVP award and Justin Herbert can net Charger fans a pretty payday if he joins LT on that list.
Herbert has +2000 odds (20/1) to win the MVP award on WynnBET. This means that every dollar you bet on Herbert you will win 20. If you bet $100 you would win back $2,000, plus the additional $100 that you bet.
Herbert is not one of the big favorites to win the award despite our confidence in him. There are eight players who have better MVP odds than Herbert: Patrick Mahomes (+425), Aaron Rodgers (+850), Josh Allen (+1100), Tom Brady (+1300), Lamar Jackson (+1500), Matt Stafford (+1500), Russell Wilson (+1500), and Dak Prescott (+1700).
Herbert has the same odds as Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to round out the top-10 betting favorites. It is no surprise that the top 10 favorites are all quarterbacks as the award is domianted by the position.
That is in Justin Herbert's favor as is his current position in the league. If we look at the recent string of MVP winners or favorites there is a common trend that Herbert falls in line with.
The trend was broken last year with Aaron Rodgers but it looked as if Kyler Murray was going to continue the trend. Murray was a legitimate MVP candidate at the midway point of the season.
The trend? Second-year quarterbacks taking a leap and dominating the MVP discussion because of it.
Lamar Jackson won the award in his second season after taking a big leap, as did Patrick Mahomes, who only started one game in his actual rookie season.
If there is any second-year quarterback that is going to win the award it is Justin Herbert and you cannot help but love the odds.