Finding the Next MVP, QB Prospect, Super Bowl Champ, and Other Bears Bullets

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Finding the Next MVP, QB Prospect, Super Bowl Champ, and Other Bears Bullets

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Watching “The Bachelor” on Monday has become a thing I do this year, as it provides some time to turn off my brain and watch people trip over themselves in an hilarious attempt to find television’s version of true love. But I hit a wall at some point in yesterday’s episode where it was a struggle to get through. Good luck convincing me that wasn’t a side effect from a Super Bowl hangover.

  • Some ridiculously early NFL MVP odds have already been dropped. Take a look:

  • Mitch Trubisky at 100/1? I’m not falling for that trap again.
  • Last year, the Westgate SuperBook opened Trubisky’s odds at 200/1 to win MVP. And that was after a *GOOD* year. So to see him at 100/1 a year later after a disappointing season had me a bit surprised. I felt as if a 300/1 or 500/1 MVP future would have been the number it opened at for Trubisky. Frankly, I have an issue trying to figure as to how that number is 100/1. Maybe it’s because my head is fuzzy after not having milk for my coffee.
  • REMINDER: Lamar Jackson opened up at 100/1 to win the NFL MVP last season. A $10 wager would have netted a bettor a payout of $1,010. Now, that is a return on investment.
  •  Jared Goff (100/1) looks like a worthwhile roll of the dice among the long shots. Kyler Murray (20/1) intrigues me, too. Deshaun Watson (12/1) is my favorite among the prohibitive favorites. And in the unlikely event a non-QB wins it, I’m intrigued by Aaron Donald (100/1), Khalil Mack, and Michael Thomas (200/1).
  • A defensive player is going to win the NFL’s MVP award one of these years. It will take a truly historic effort, but it will happen.
  • A very cool thing happened at the end of Super Bowl LIV:

  • I’m still in a mental space where I’m wanting to gather odds for Super Bowl LV, but I always stop myself to ask “Why isn’t Super Bowl LV happening in Las Vegas?” It’s a missed opportunity for the NFL on so many levels.
  • Anyway, once I get past that mental hurdle, I still have trouble picking a champion now when the offseason, draft, preseason, regular season, and playoffs still need to unfold. There is so much that can happen between now and the beginning of the offseason, let alone its end, that could shape the future numbers. With that being said, Caesars opened with the Bears having 30/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. Some sports books have that number ranging from 20/1, 25/1, and 40/1. In any case, the bears aren’t among the projected favorites as they were tat this time last year.
  • This NFL 100 spot is in the running for my favorite Super Bowl moment:

https://twitter.com/Ky1eLong/status/1224378117520789504

  • This is an interesting tweet:

  • If I’m reading this tweet correctly, the Dan Patrick Show producer is making a point that the 2021 NFL Draft class’ top quarterback prospect might not be on our radar right now. That’s why he is on Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields, who are projected to be top picks in next year’s draft if they continue on their current trajectories. And yet, there is going to be some breakout star no one saw coming. If I were to take an early guess at who that quarterback was going to be, I would guess UNC’s Sam Howell (who tore it up as a freshman) and Mississippi State transfer K.J. Costello (who is taking his talents from Stanford to Mike Leach’s quarterback-friendly offense).
  • I’d love for the Bears to find an offensive lineman in this upcoming draft who can do this:

  • Hope the Bulls are listening:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.