While the conversation around Dak Prescott focuses on his contract situation, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas seem to be speaking to his value in their own way.
Following the Chiefs victory on Sunday to close out the 2019-20 NFL season, SuperBook USA released their early 2020 MVP odds. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott found himself with the fifth best odds in the league at 16-1. This put Prescott behind the previous two award winners, as well as Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson.
Early 2020 NFL MVP odds: Mahomes 4-1 Lamar 6-1 Russell 10-1 Watson 12-1 Dak 16-1 Wentz 16-1 Brees 20-1 Rodgers 20-1 CMC 30-1 Zeke 30-1 Kyler 30-1 Ryan 30-1 Brady 30-1 Via @SuperBookUSA
Dak Prescott found himself right in the middle of MVP talks midway through the 2019 season, especially after what may have been the best performance of his career at Detroit. Prescott’s play hit a bit of a valley after that peak, however, as he struggled against New England and Buffalo the following weeks.
While the Cowboys faded down the stretch, teams like the Ravens and Chiefs took off, leaving Prescott in the dust.
Still, 2019 was the best year of Prescott’s young career thus far. He’s shown steady improvement over the past two seasons, and could potentially take another step forward under Mike McCarthy and Kellen Moore.
Whether or not Prescott can maintain MVP level play for an entire 16 games is yet to be seen, but Vegas seems to believe the Cowboys have found their guy. And he’ll be expected to play up to the lofty expectations his price tag will bring in 2020.