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NFL MVP Odds Released for 2015 Season

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Andrew Luck, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson, and Aaron Rodgers are among those with the best odds to win the 2015 NFL MVP award.

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With the 2015 NFL season approaching, the guys at Bovada LV have released their odds for the winners of the 2015-16 NFL MVP award.

To no surprise, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the way with 5-1 odds. The two-time MVP will once again guide one of the NFL's most prolific offenses in addition to maybe the best overall team in Green Bay. Right behind Rodgers is Colts QB Andrew Luck at 7-1 odds, followed by Texans DL J.J. Watt and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson at 16-1 odds.

None of those are surprises. What is a surprise is who came in near the bottom -- Bengals QB Andy Dalton. He was given the same 50-1 odds as Panthers QB Cam Newton, Bears QB Jay Cutler, and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. Dalton simply isn't going to be counted on as much in the Bengals' offense as most, if not all of those aforementioned guys will be.

Making Dalton's appearance on this list is somewhat strange, given he is the only Bengals player to make this list. There's no A.J. Green or even Jeremy Hill, both of whom will be more focal points in Cincinnati's offense than Dalton. Sure, Dalton is the one that actually gets the ball to Green, but it's no secret Green makes Dalton look better with the circus catches he routinely has to make.

As for Hill, he gashed opposing defenses during the season's final eight weeks with 929 yards (105 more than any other player) and 5.4 per carry (highest during that stretch). Hill also managed a league-best 3.68 yards after contact when hit in the backfield in 2014. Needless to say, he and Green are more likely MVP candidates than Dalton, with all due respect to him.

As for the AFC North in general, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and RB Le'Veon Bell have the division's best odds at 20-1. Joe Flacco comes in at 40-1 odds, followed by Dalton and Steelers WR Antonio Brown at 50-1.

Here are Bovada's full 2015 NFL MVP odds:

Aaron Rodgers

5/1

Andrew Luck

7/1

Adrian Peterson

12/1

J.J. Watt

12/1

Peyton Manning

16/1

Le'Veon Bell

20/1

Tom Brady

20/1

Drew Brees

20/1

Jamaal Charles

20/1

Ben Roethlisberger

20/1

Russell Wilson

20/1

Odell Beckham

25/1

Dez Bryant

25/1

Calvin Johnson

25/1

Eddie Lacy

25/1

Marshawn Lynch

25/1

DeMarco Murray

25/1

Tony Romo

25/1

Philip Rivers

33/1

Joe Flacco

40/1

Matt Forte

40/1

Eli Manning

40/1

Matt Ryan

40/1

Matthew Stafford

40/1

Ryan Tannehill

40/1

Sam Bradford

50/1

Antonio Brown

50/1

Jay Cutler

50/1

Andy Dalton

50/1

Julio Jones

50/1

Colin Kaepernick

50/1

Cam Newton

50/1

Demaryius Thomas

50/1