Oddsmakers don't view Aaron Rodgers as an MVP candidate in 2024

Vegas isn't a fan of Aaron Rodgers in 2024

NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers / Brandon Sloter/GettyImages

When the NY Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers last offseason, they were acquiring not only one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history but a player who had won two of the last three MVP awards.

Fast-forward just one year, and Rodgers isn't even considered a viable MVP candidate entering the 2024 season. Oh, how quickly narratives can change in the NFL.

The latest betting odds via FanDuel list Rodgers at +2500 to be named the league's MVP next season. A whopping 13 players have higher odds, including Tua Tagovailoa, Trevor Lawrence, and Jordan Love.

Rodgers is just one spot above Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson, who has played four career games, and three spots above Justin Fields, who is likely to be traded to a new team this offseason.

The Vegas oddsmakers clearly aren't bullish on Rodgers' chances of winning a third MVP in five seasons.

The oddsmakers aren't a fan of Aaron Rodgers and the NY Jets in 2024

Whereas Rodgers and the Jets were Vegas favorites a year ago, it seems as though the oddsmakers have changed their tune with the organization. They do not believe the Jets will be serious contenders next season.

FanDuel lists the Jets' odds of winning the Super Bowl next season at a lowly +3000, tied with the Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars. Teams like the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears aren't far behind.

This is in stark contrast to last season, where the Jets were seen as one of the Super Bowl favorites entering the year. The skepticism is understandable, though.

Rodgers is coming off a torn Achilles, and he'll be three years removed from the last time we saw him play at an MVP level. It's also notable that he will turn 41 years old before the end of the season.

The other factor here is the team around Rodgers. The Jets have legitimate question marks at both offensive line and wide receiver and play host to one of the worst offensive coaching staffs in football. There's only so much even a healthy Rodgers can do.

Perhaps this narrative of doubt and skepticism is exactly what the Jets need, however. Rodgers has always been at his best when he's looking to prove his doubters wrong. He thrives on criticism. That's partially why he made such a strong effort to return from injury last season.

Rodgers and the Jets will have plenty of motivation in the form of doubters next season. That chip on Rodgers' shoulder continues to grow, and that can only be good news for the Jets.