Vegas Puts Vick Among Elite

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickYou won’t hear many conversations where Michael Vick is mentioned in the same breath as Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Just look at the passing numbers from a year ago:

Completion %YPATDsINTsQB Rating
Drew Brees71.28.34614110.6
Aaron Rodgers68.39.2456122.5
Tom Brady65.68.63912105.6
Michael Vick59.87.8181484.9

Obviously, those numbers don’t take into account Vick’s 589 rushing yards, but you get the point.

According to Vegas, though, Vick is among the favorites to win the MVP award in 2012. Here are the odds, courtesy of Bovada:

QuarterbackMVP Odds
Aaron Rodgers11/2
Tom Brady13/2
Drew Brees9/1
Michael Vick10/1

Peyton Manning is also 10/1; Matthew Stafford is 12/1; and Arian Foster and Calvin Johnson are 15/1.

Some other quarterbacks of note: Ben Roethlisberger is 18/1; Eli Manning 18/1; and Tony Romo 22/1.

They’ve released some other numbers too. Here are some highlights:

* Fletcher Cox is 10/1 to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, behind Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (4/1), Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (6/1) and Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (9/1). Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram and Bucs safety Mark Barron are also 10/1. Eagles second-round pick Mychal Kendricks is 14/1.

* Vick is 30/1 to to lead the league in passing yards, behind 14 other quarterbacks, including Brees, who is the favorite at 9/2.

* In a bit of a surprise, there are four running backs ahead of LeSean McCoy for most rushing  yards. McCoy is 12/1; Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew are 15/2; Ray Rice is 13/2; and Arian Foster is the favorite at 9/2.

* DeSean Jackson is 35/1 to lead the league in receiving yards, 23rd on the list. Calvin Johnson (7/2) is the favorite, followed by Larry Fitzgerald (15/2) and Andre Johnson (10/1).

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