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NFL odds: bettors win MVP in favor of mystery QB

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Bettors favor relatively untested players winning. NFL MVP award this season.

With 41 career wins in the NFL, Trey Lance was named the San Francisco 49ers’ Star Quarterback on July 26.

Everything you need from a Lance and 49ers betting perspective with insight from our betting experts (all NFL odds via FOX Bet).

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A tweet by Caesars sportsbook’s Max Meyer seems to indicate that bettors like to favor long shots.

Trey Lance/49ers odds for the 2022 season (on FOX Bet) *

Trey Lance wins NFL MVP: +4000 (Bet $10 and win a total of $410)
Trey Lance to Offensive Player of the Year: +6600 (Bet $10 and win a total of $670)
NFL-leading tolerance in interceptions: +2500 (Bet $10 and win a total of $260)

49ers regular season winning percentage O/U 9.5
-138 (Bet $10 and win a total of $17.25)
+115 (Bet $10 to win a total of $21.50)

49ers win NFC West: +170 (Bet $10 to win a total of $27)
49ers win NFC title: +800 (Bet $10 to win a total of $90)
49ers win Super Bowl: +1600 (Bet $10 and win a total of $170)

* = as of August 6, 2022

Lance started two games and appeared in six during his rookie season. He had 41 of 71 passes (57.7%) for his 603 yards, 5 touchdowns his passing, 2 interceptions and his rating of 97.3 passers. Lance had 38 carries for 168 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and one TD.

“I can understand why bettors are endorsing Trey Lance to win the NFL MVP. I never expected him to reach this level,” said Meyer. “For Lance, it’s pretty amazing that Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers combined have nearly tripled MVP handles.”

The 49ers paid a high price to select Lance with the 2021 No. 3 pick.

To draft Lance, San Francisco traded four draft picks, including the 2021 No. 12 pick. This includes what the Dallas Cowboys used to pick linebacker Micah his Parsons.

Lance has been impressive in camp as he prepares to take over the 49ers’ offense, but players who win MVP so early in their careers are rare.

It’s the “ultimate gamble” for the 49ers to start Trey Lance over Jimmy G.everyone admits

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After moving from Jimmy Garoppolo, the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan are excited about Trey Lance’s potential.

Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown is the only rookie to win MVP, and that was 65 years ago, according to FOX Sports research.

Only five players have been named MVP in their second professional season, according to FOX Sports research, most recently Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (2019) and Kansas City Chiefs guard Patrick. It was Mahomes (2018).

Others were Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino (1984), Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell (1979) and Brown (1958).

Lance’s advantage comes from Huddle’s talent, which includes tight end George Kittle, receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Elijah Mitchell.

“When he increased his MVP odds to 200/1, it was expected to start a quarterback for a team with top 10 Super Bowl odds and double-digit regular season wins.” He has the great attacking spirit of coach Kyle Shanahan and the first-class weaponry of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle.

“So he was certainly poised for success and he was a very exciting prospect coming out of North Dakota. The odds are also not really seen.The odds are now down to 50/1 but bettors are still lining up for Lance.”

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