After winning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2020, the former Oregon standout elevated his game in 2021 by finishing with 5,014 yards, 38 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
It will only be a matter of time before he will have his first taste of NFL postseason action.
But based on his first two seasons, DraftKings Sportsbook assigned him favorable betting odds to potentially win the 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
Justin Herbert is (+1000) to win MVP next season ⚡️
— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) March 3, 2022
PFF shared that Herbert, regarded as a “1 of 1” by his head coach Brandon Staley, received early betting odds of +1000 for NFL MVP.
With Herbert trending up, this bet might land, if only the Chargers could protect him well.
After all, he has absorbed 63 sacks in two seasons.
Likewise, having a better win-loss record will earn him more votes for MVP.
It would be impossible for that to happen if their defense remains inconsistent.
The Rest Of The MVP Betting Odds Field
Matthew Stafford, fresh off the Super Bowl LVI victory with the Los Angeles Rams, is at +1600.
Completing the top ten is former league MVP Lamar Jackson at +2800.
Derrick Henry is the highest non-quarterback on the list with betting odds of +4000.
Next to him is reigning Super Bowl MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp at +5000.