What to expect in the next NFL season

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In this article we look at the latest 2020 NFL MVP odds, talk about two of the best quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft and share the potential landing spot for Tom Brady.

Look for the Kansas City Chiefs to be contenders next season and for years to come as long as Patrick Mahomes is under center.

The Chiefs recently defeated the 49ers 31-20 to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years. It was their second Super Bowl win in franchise history and they won’t have to wait another 50 years to get their next one.

Mahomes can lead them to the playoffs consistently as long as he is healthy. Don’t be surprised if he wins more regular season and Super Bowl MVP awards.

The 24-year-old has become the best quarterback in the NFL. He won the 2018 NFL MVP award after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions in 16 games. Then he led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

This season he helped the Chiefs get double-digit comebacks in all three of their playoff victories. KC has scored at least 31 points in all five playoff starts in his career.

Mahomes is a +600 favorite to win the NFL MVP award next season. A knee injury forced him to miss two games and the better part of another one last year but he still finished with 4,031 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in 14 games.

Lamar Jackson just won the award unanimously after finishing the campaign with 3,127 passing yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions, to go along with 1,206 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 176 carries in 15 games. Jackson is at +650 to be named NFL MVP next year.

2020 NFL MVP Odds

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Patrick Mahomes +600
Lamar Jackson +650   
Russell Wilson +900
Deshaun Watson +1400        
Carson Wentz +1800 
Dak Prescott +1800   
Kyler Murray +2000   
Aaron Rodgers +2200 
Drew Brees +2200     
Christian McCaffrey +2500    
Ezekiel Elliott +2800  
Jameis Winston +2800          
Tom Brady +2800       

Keep an Eye on Justin Herbert

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Former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert had a chance to impress NFL scouts on January 25 and he did just that as he was named Senior Bowl MVP. Herbert increased his draft stock after completing 9 of 13 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown for the South team. He also had three carries for 22 yards, all in the first quarter.

The North team won the game 34-17 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama but Herbert cemented his place as the second-best quarterback in the NFL Draft behind LSU’s Joe Burrow. The 21-year-old had an opportunity to potentially be a first-round pick last year but he returned to Oregon for his senior season and closed out his career with a Pac-12 Championship and a Rose Bowl win on January 1. Herbert threw for 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games last season, completing 66.8 percent of his passes.

Joe Burrow as No. 1 Pick?

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Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow completed 31 of 49 passes for 463 yards and five touchdowns to lead LSU to a 42-25 win against Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11. Burrow also ran for 58 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries.

He did all of this after completing 29 of 39 passes for 493 yards and seven touchdowns in the 63-28 win against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal on December 28.

The potential next quarterback of the Bengals set the following records:

Most passing touchdowns in a season in FBS history, most touchdowns responsible for in a season in FBS history and most passing yards in a BCS/College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Burrow led LSU to a perfect 15-0 season. LSU completed one of the most dominating seasons in college football history with a prolific offense that scored 142 points in three games against top-5 teams.

Tom Brady’s Team Next Season

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The latest news on SBR indicates that the Tennessee Titans and the Las Vegas Raiders are the favorites to sign Tom Brady.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is friends with Brady and played with him for eight seasons. Ryan Tannehill and Marcus Mariota will both be free agents and the Titans don’t have to worry about trading anybody to sign Brady, which also plays a major role.

It’s been reported that the Raiders are willing to offer Brady two years and $60 million. NFL free agency begins on March 18 and is Brady is more likely than not to leave the Patriots.