NFL Awards Odds – Defensive MVP
While the offensive players in the NFL get all of the attention, they say that defense wins championships. Although the NFL has gone in an offensive direction, it has rang true in recent seasons when the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants won their championships. In order to succeed, you need the playmakers but betting handicappers the defensive MVP puts you over the top. Here’ a look at who will win defensive MVP this season:
NFL Betting Prop: Defensive MVP
Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets is currently holding out of training camp. The definition of MVP is the player who is most valuable to their team. I expect Revis to get in and perhaps no one can take that distinction more than him. Revis may not have stats for interceptions, but that’s because quarterbacks are scared to throw towards him – or better yet – it’s because the guy he is covering is never open. While it may be tough for him to get stats at a first glance, there is no denying Revis is the toast of the town in the secondary as he is considered the league’s best at his position.
Simply put, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, is a scary man. So scary that opposing offensive lineman fear lining up against him. Allen has been the model of consistency in his stints with Kansas City and Minnesota. He posted 14.5 sacks last season, and has gone over 10 sacks in each of the last five. He is the type of player who’s stats are all but guaranteed. Allen is going to get to the quarterback and he will get there often.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis reminds me – and a lot of people – of Ray Lewis. Lewis is no stranger to defensive MVP awards, and Willis may be the man this season. He is the leader of a San Francisco team that is a favorite to win the NFC West division. He had an NFL-leading 152 tackles last season. Add in four sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles, and what do you get? A man who simply finds the ball, and makes the play. Can’t ask for much more, can you?
Charles Woodson has been an elite cornerback in the NFL for many years. Last season was no different. Woodson was once again a playmaker on a Green Bay team that made the playoffs. He picked off nine balls, but more importantly, took three of them back for touchdowns. He also forced four fumbles and recorded a career high 62 tackles. Woodson is like fine wine, getting better with age.
Online betting pick: Darrelle Revis. He may have gotten overlooked last season by the media, but they will do him right this season. Revis is the most effective defender in the game, taking away a team’s number one option each and every week. The Jets have to get him on board, which they will. They are a loaded team, but cannot make a run without him. If that doesn’t define MVP, what does?