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Evaluating the Top 15 Favorites For 2014 NFL MVP

Analyzing 2014 NFL MVP Future Odds

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The 2014 NFL MVP future odds are out, which means that we already have a list of top candidates to evaluation for next year's biggest individual award. For the most part this list of favorites from SportsBook is fair, but there's definitely some critiquing to be done.

Here's a look at the Top 15 NFL MVP candidates for 2014:

15. Cam Newton +5000

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15. Cam Newton +5000

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Starting off we have Panthers QB Cam Newton, who's coming off his best season as a pro. Newton took big steps forward in 2013, but after losing his top three WRs, you really have to wonder what 2014 holds.

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

14. Matt Ryan +5000

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14. Matt Ryan +5000

Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

Ryan and the Falcons had a rough 2013 campaign to say the least. But with his top WR targets figuring to be back at full health this season, you have to believe Atlanta will return to its winning ways.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

13. Dez Bryant +3000

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13. Dez Bryant +3000

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A WR has never won the AP NFL MVP award. Bryant's chances of winning it in 2014 aren't bad at 3/1, but does anyone really think he'll be in the final discussion?

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

12. Adrian Peterson +2500

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12. Adrian Peterson +2500

Adrian Peterson

AP cruised to the 2012 MVP after a monstrous 2,000-plus yard season. He returned to Earth in 2013, but there's no doubt he's still in his prime entering the 2014 season.

MVP Ranking: TOO LOW

11. LeSean McCoy +2500

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11. LeSean McCoy +2500

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McCoy believes he's the best RB in the NFL. Whether you subscribe to that or not, you probably agree that he belongs in the conversation. Either way, McCoy is a legitimate 2014 MVP candidate.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

10. Andrew Luck +2500

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10. Andrew Luck +2500

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Two years into his NFL career it's obvious that Luck is the real deal and as good as he was hyped to be out of college. He's clearly the Colts MVP and definitely deserving of his place among the top candidates to win NFL MVP in 2014.

MVP Ranking: TOO LOW

9. Robert Griffin III +2500

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9. Robert Griffin III +2500

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2013 was not exactly kind to RG3 and the Redskins. He and the entire franchise too a step back. However, things are looking up with Jay Gruden now running the show and DeSean Jackson now on board.

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

8. Jay Cutler +2500

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8. Jay Cutler +2500

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When he's healthy and on his game, there are few better at playing QB than Jay Cutler. The problem, is that he's rarely fully healthy and on top of his game at the same time.

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

7. Colin Kaepernick +2000

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7. Colin Kaepernick +2000

Colin Kaepernick

The 49ers signal-caller is now rich beyond his wildest dreams after signing his name to a record contract. Is he worth the many millions the 49ers are about to pay him? Maybe.

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

6. Calvin Johnson +2000

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6. Calvin Johnson +2000

Calvin Johnson

If there's a receiver out there capable of becoming the first to win AP NFL MVP -- it's Megatron. He's the best at his job in the league, and currently building his case as one of the best WRs of all time.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

5. Russell Wilson +1600

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5. Russell Wilson +1600

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You can't really say enough about Wilson's maturity and football IQ. The guy simply gets 'it'. But is he really ready to compete for the MVP award? It's hard to see it in only his third year as a pro.

MVP Ranking: TOO HIGH

4. Tom Brady +1000

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4. Tom Brady +1000

Tom Brady New England Patriots

There's this crazy notion out there that Tom Brady is no longer elite. You have to be kidding me.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

3. Drew Brees +800

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3. Drew Brees +800

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You shutter to think what the Saints would be like without Drew Brees. He embodies what it truly means to be the most valuable player.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

2. Aaron Rodgers +800

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2. Aaron Rodgers +800

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers was on track to win his second MVP in 2013 until a broken collarbone derailed his season. There's no reason to think he won't be right back to his top-tier ways in 2014.

MVP Ranking: JUST RIGHT

1. Peyton Manning +350

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1. Peyton Manning +350

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Who else could be No. 1 besides the great Peyton Manning? He's already the record holder with five MVP awards in his trophy case, and you know he'll be in the conversation once again in 2014.

MVP Ranking: PERFECT