By Marcus Johnson
Last week a tweet surfaced from Bleacher Report with the top five bets for NFL MVP. Surprisingly, one of the Raiders players came in at number five, and that player was Derek Carr.
It makes sense why Carr would be one of the highest bets in Vegas when you look at his betting line. Carr is 100/1 odds to win the coveted award which could reward someone heavily if Carr does pull it off.
What are the real chances Carr can actually win MVP? Let’s break down how he could win and how he won’t win.
Carr best season was 2016 where he received six MVP votes at the end of the season after he broke his leg late in the year. There are similarities between the 2016 season and the upcoming 2019 season. From the wide receiver corps, the running game, and his second year in the offense, 2019 has the 2016 feel.
Carr played well down the stretch to end the season and looked in full control of the offense. Besides the Chiefs game in Arrowhead, Carr kept the Raiders in every game until the fourth quarter and almost pulled off an upset against the Chiefs Week 13 in...