Does J.J. Watt have a legitimate chance to win the 2017 NFL MVP award?
Houston Texans’ defensive lineman J.J. Watt may end up starting to decline a bit after missing almost the entire NFL season in 2016 due to a back injury. It also doesn’t help that he’s not 28 years old, which means he’s getting up there in age in football terms.
There’s no doubt that Watt is one of the best defensive players when he’s healthy.
The problem is that football is a brutal sport that tends to cut great careers short. Hopefully that’s not the case for Watt.
Watt is now healthy and ready to go. But there are questions as to whether he’ll return to his previous form after undergoing multiple surgeries.
Las Vegas recently released the odds for which player will be named the NFL MVP in 2017.
As you can see in the tweet below, Watt’s odds are 66-1.
I find it very interesting that New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford have better odds than Watt to win the 2017 NFL MVP award.
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Peterson is just about washed up, Cousins is a good player, but not great and Bradford is average.
Watt on the other hand could very well return to his dominant form.
I would give Watt 50-1 odds, like the players I just mentioned.