49ers QB Brock Purdy's Odds to win the MVP Award

I think Purdy is being underrated.
Dec 17, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) leaves the
Dec 17, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) leaves the / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Brock Purdy was coming off elbow surgery last season, then he led the league in passer rating and still didn't win the MVP Award. He finished fourth behind Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott and teammate Christian McCaffrey. A major slap in Purdy's face.

What does Purdy have to do to win the MVP? Post a quarterback rating even higher than 113?

This year, Purdy isn't coming off elbow surgery. Instead, he's coming off a Super Bowl appearance in his first full season as a starter. So it's reasonable to expect him to improve considering he still hasn't turned 25.

And yet, the oddsmakers don't expect him to come anywhere close to winning the MVP this year. Purdy currently has +1400 odds, which ranks tied for eighth behind Patrick Mahomes (+650), Josh Allen (+800), Joe Burrow (+900), Lamar Jackson (+1000), C.J. Stroud (+1000), Jordan Love (+1200) and Justin Herbert (+1200).

I think Purdy is being underrated.

He plays on the most talented offense in the NFL. If he stays healthy and his supporting cast does too, he once again will put up some of the best numbers in the league and will be in the MVP discussion. Unfortunately for Purdy, he always will split votes with McCaffrey, because people can't agree which player is more valuable to the 49ers. But if McCaffrey misses a few games this season and Purdy plays well without him, he might make a stronger case for himself to win the MVP.

Don't be surprised if Purdy wins the MVP this year.

Grant Cohn


Grant Cohn has covered the San Francisco 49ers daily since 2011. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat where he wrote the Inside the 49ers blog and covered famous coaches and athletes such as Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Willis. In 2012, Inside the 49ers won Sports Blog of the Year from the Peninsula Press Club. In 2020, Cohn joined FanNation and began writing All49ers. In addition, he created a YouTube channel which has become the go-to place on YouTube to consume 49ers content. Cohn's channel typically generates roughly 3.5 million viewers per month, while the 49ers' official YouTube channel generates roughly 1.5 million viewers per month. Cohn live streams almost every day and posts videos hourly during the football season. Cohn is committed to asking the questions that 49ers fans want answered, and providing the most honest and interactive coverage in the country. His loyalty is to the reader and the viewer, not the team or any player or coach. Cohn is a new-age multimedia journalist with an old-school mentality, because his father is Lowell Cohn, the legendary sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1979 to 1993. The two have a live podcast every Tuesday. Grant Cohn grew up in Oakland and studied English Literature at UCLA from 2006 to 2010. He currently lives in Oakland with his wife.