Houston Texans QB CJ Stroud put up some decent numbers in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, going 26-of-36 for 304 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also ran for 47 yards on six attempts while scoring a rushing touchdown as well.
However, the Texans lost 24-21, causing a hit to their AFC South and playoff aspirations. The defeat could also impact the odds for Stroud to win NFL MVP.
- Jalen Hurts: +250
- Lamar Jackson: +350
- Patrick Mahomes: +400
- Tua Tagovailoa: +650
- Dak Prescott: +900
- Christian McCaffrey: +1600
Note that each of these players are on a team that is still contending for the best record in its respective conference. Stroud’s Texans fell to 6-5, which is on the outside looking into the playoff picture at the moment. Even though the NFL MVP is an individual award, team success goes a long way in determining the serious candidates with a legitimate chance to win.
For reference, Stroud still has better odds to win MVP than players like Trevor Lawrence and Josh Allen, who are +2800 and +3500 respectively at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Despite the longshot odds for Stroud to win MVP, the Texans QB stands in as a massive favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. DraftKings has him at -10000 to take those honors, meaning you would need to wager $10,000 to profit $100 on a bet for Stroud to win OROY. In other words, he pretty much has that award all wrapped up.