Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has met and exceeded all expectations placed on him in the first two seasons of his career. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2020.
What is next in 2021?
Perhaps it is an MVP award.
Vegas seems to think it is possible. BetMGM has NFL MVP odds and Murray is among the favorites.
He is listed at +1400 or 14/1 odds. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has the same odds.
Only three players have shorter odds. Patrick Mahomes leads the way at +600, followed by Aaron Rodgers at +800 and Josh Allen at +1200.
Mahomes, Rodgers and Jackson all have been the MVP of the past three seasons.
Murray passed for 3,971 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also added 819 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns.
The Cardinals, at 8-8 last season, were one game from making the playoffs.
If his development continues, he should be an MVP candidate. The Cardinals improved the offensive line, added James Conner at running back and A.J. Green at receiver.
He could viably become the first NFL quarterback to pass for over 4,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000. If he does that, it would be hard not to give him the MVP.
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