NFL: Divisional Round-Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have been at the pinnacle of professional football for about 20 seasons. Pats haters believe that will end with the retirement of Tom Brady. Of course, we won’t be able to test that theory for some time thanks to a two-year contract extension signed this weekend.

Instead of waiting until he retires, you can bet on Tom Brady continuing his Hall of Fame career. Here are some markets on the DK Sportsbook:

2019-20 Tom Brady NFL Betting Markets

NFL MVP: +1400 (fifth-shortest odds)
– Offensive Player of the Year: +1600 (fifth-shortest)
NFL Championship MVP: +1100 (shortest)
– Over 4,150.5 Passing Yards: -110
– Over 29.5 Passing TDs: -110
– Passing Yards Leader: +2800 (13th-shortest)
– Passing TD Leader: +1600 (ninth-shortest)
– Interception Leader: +20000 (third-longest)

Note: All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook

Last season, Brady became the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl. He’ll be running the Patriots’ offense again this season, aiming to break his own record with another Super Bowl victory. New England has the shortest odds of any team to win it all, which is why Brady has the shortest odds of any player to be the Super Bowl MVP. As I’m sure you’ve heard, that would bring his total to seven Super Bowl wins and five Super Bowl MVP awards.

Maybe you don’t think the Patriots have what it takes to win another championship this season but do think TB12 has more left in the tank. If that’s the case, you can bet on Brady winning his fourth league MVP title, or his third Offensive Player of the Year award, both of which he holds the fifth-shortest odds. I don’t think either is far-fetched, but if Patrick Mahomes puts up numbers like last season, he’ll be hard to beat.

The safer place to look, and the odds reflect it, is at the over/under for Brady’s individual stats. If you don’t count his single-game seasons (2000 and 2008), Brady has gone over 4,150 passing yards eight of 17 times. But in today’s pass-friendly NFL, things look different. Over the past 10 seasons, Brady has thrown for 4,150+ yards 70% of the time. The same thing goes for passing touchdowns. In his career, No. 12 has surpassed 29 touchdowns seven times, six of which came in the past 10 seasons. Again, Brady might not be able to keep the statistical pace of a Mahomes, but his skills are just as sharp as they’ve always been, if not sharper.

If, for some reason, you think Brady’s age will catch up to him this season, you can bet on him being the league’s interception leader, a title which he’s never held in his 19-season career. But I would advise against that. The last thing you want to do is count Tom Brady out.

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