Jackson’s 5 TD game sparks huge jump in MVP odds

If you saw Lamar Jackson coming and backed up that hunch with cash, Sunday was a great day for those holding MVP futures tickets.

Jackson opened the NFL regular season at 100-1 to win the award, even odds with Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott at Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

Dak Prescott
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Jackson had five touchdown passes as the Ravens whipped the Miami Dolphins 59-10.

Prescott tossed four touchdowns and averaged 16.2 yards per completion while throwing for 405 yards as Dallas won 35-17 over the Giants.

Jackson and Prescott opened the season with odds identical to Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

What changed after Sunday’s Week 1 slate?

Quite a bit, actually.

FanDuel Sportsbook stacks the odds this way, with quarterbacks filling the top nine spots: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) +500 or 5-1, Aaron Rodgers (+900, 9-1), Tom Brady (+900, 9-1), Carson Wentz (+1100, 11-1), Drew Brees (+1300, 13-1), Baker Mayfield (+1700, 17-1), Deshaun Watson (+2500, 25-1), Jackson at +2500, or 25-1, and Philip Rivers at the same level.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey had a huge game against the Rams and is one of two non-quarterbacks on FanDuel’s updated odds at 30-1 (+3000). The other is the New York Giants’ Saquon Barkley.

Prescott is +5000 or 50-1.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)