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Well-known oddsmaker has Wentz as favorite to win NFL MVP

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) runs off the field after warmups before a game against the Denver Broncos at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Wentz has gone from little-recruited Bismarck Century quarterback to Football Championship Subdivision and North Dakota State star to No. 2 overall NFL draft choice to solid rookie season to … NFL Most Valuable Player?

That’s how oddsmakers and influential football writers are tabbing the second-year quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Oddsmaker Bovada has Wentz the even-money favorite to be the league’s MVP, ahead of New England’s Tom Brady, Kansas City’s Alex Smith, New Orleans’ Drew Brees and a bunch of other well-known veterans.