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Lamar Jackson Jumps to Top of Vegas MVP Odds


Vegas doesn't have any beef with what Lamar Jackson MVP hype man Mark Ingram II said Sunday.

Vegas now has Jackson with the best odds to win the NFL's MVP award, slightly ahead of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

If you bet $100 on Jackson at Ceasars, you would make $140 if he wins MVP. Wilson has 2-1 odds.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a distant third at 9-1, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is at 10-1, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is 15-1 and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who had a tough day Sunday in Baltimore, fell to 20-1.

Jackson began the year with MVP odds at 10,000-1 (from Westgate). Those who got in early could very well reap huge rewards.

"I would like to introduce ya'll to the man, the myth, the legend, the MVP front-runner," Ingram said at the end of his podium session. "If anybody else got something different to say about that, then come see me. I'm right here in B'more outside The Bank."

Even Watson wrote "MVP" on the back of the jersey he handed to Jackson after Sunday's 41-7 Ravens victory.

"I just wrote, 'Always love, keep grinding and MVP.' He's like a brother to me. Keep going and stay healthy," Watson said.

"I mean, it's all love. It's all respect. He played well today. It's a lot of season left. Who knows what can happen? You know Russell [Wilson], me, Christian [McCaffrey], Aaron [Rodgers], who knows? It's all showing love and respect. This game is about brotherhood."

On Monday, Head Coach John Harbaugh was asked about how Jackson has handled the MVP chatter.

"He's done a great job of that. I'll be absolutely expecting him to do just what you're talking about [stay even-keeled] and the whole team," Harbaugh said. "We have a lot of work to do. Bouquets, they're bait. No one can compliment us now. It's too late. We've got way too much work to do and we've got things to accomplish, starting with the Rams on Monday night."

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