NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has garnered plenty of attention over the last few days for his bawdy off-field dealings, and perhaps that attention has earned him some newfound love in betting circles.
Wilson's current MVP odds for the 2022 season sit at a whopping +10,000, per WynnBet. It's safe to say that Wilson is one of the longest of longshots to win the award this season.
That hasn't stopped bettors from putting their money on the young, second-year QB, though. Per Max Meyer, Wilson has received more MVP votes in the month of July than the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady.
Is it a coincidence that Wilson's MVP support has grown exponentially alongside the emergence of his widely applauded summer romance? That's up to the individual to decide, but it certainly seems like there's some correlation there.
NY Jets QB Zach Wilson has his eyes set on improvement in 2022
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. While it would be nothing short of miraculous to see Wilson emerge as a legitimate MVP contender in 2022, the primary focus will be on his continued growth and development.
Wilson had what most would consider a disappointing rookie season. He was genuinely one of the worst quarterbacks in football for most of the year, although he did show noticeable signs of improvement toward the end of the season.
The Jets are hoping to see Wilson pick up where he left off at the end of last season this September. With a much-improved supporting cast and a year under his belt, there's no reason why he shouldn't do exactly that.
An MVP campaign might be a bit far-fetched, but as long as Wilson shows signs of being the guy the Jets drafted second overall in 2021, it'll be a successful sophomore campaign for the former BYU star.
Although if you're looking for a get-rich-quick-scheme that maybe — just maybe — could pay off, why not throw a few bucks on Zach Wilson winning MVP?