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Goff Has Seventh-Best Odds to Win 2018 NFL MVP
Although the Rams official offseason program has just kicked off, it's never too early to take a look forward to the 2018 season.
Last year, the Rams offense, and particularly quarterback Jared Goff, showed immense development and improvement under head coach Sean McVay. Not only did the Cal product earn his first-career trip to the Pro Bowl, but he also recorded an impressive 3,804 yards and 28 touchdowns — with just seven interceptions.
And looking towards the upcoming season, Vegas believes that the third-year signal caller could make a legitimate run for the 2018 AP NFL MVP Award. According to Odd Sharks, Goff has the seventh-best odds to win the prestigious honor.
2018 NFL MVP Betting Odds:
— Tom Brady (NE) 600
— Aaron Rodgers (GB) 700
— Carson Wentz (PHI) 1100
— Drew Brees (NO) 1100
— Russell Wilson (SEA) 1200
— Philip Rivers (LAC) 1400
— Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) 1600
— Kirk Cousins (MIN) 1600
— Jared Goff (LAR) 1600
Two of the NFL's Most Promising Teams Have One Big Factor in Common
The Eagles and Rams are both poised to be contenders for the foreseeable future, thanks in large part to the rookie contracts of the thier starting quarterbacks — Carson Wentz and Jared Goff.
Both Wentz and Goff were drafted as part of the 2016 Class, meaning that each will be playing on their rookie
contracts for the next two years. The flexibility of these contracts — as Business Insider notes — has allowed Los Angeles and Philadelphia to capitalize this offseason, investing in other positions to build up their roster.
In 2018, the Rams were able to invest heavily in their defense, bringing in Pro Bowl caliber talent from Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. General manager Les Snead also picked up a new dynamic offensive weapon in Brandin Cooks. But all of these moves might not have been possible if not for having Goff locked up under a rookie deal.
For a more in depth look at the Rams and Eagles offseason strategies and quarterback contracts, read Business Insider Tyler Lauletta's full article by clicking here.