Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is the most popular choice in Las Vegas to win the 2019 NFL MVP award. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has taken more bets on Trubisky to win 2019 MVP than media darlings Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck. According to Bleacher Report, Trubisky was also the trendiest pick at Caesar’s Palace, surpassing Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott and Derek Carr.

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Why is Trubisky such a fashionable choice to win the NFL’s most prestigious individual award?

Several factors emerged to make Trubisky an attractive dark horse candidate.

First off, the third year signal caller opened with 200-1 odds at Westgate and 75-1 odds at Caesar’s Palace, favorable prospects for casual betters looking to cash in for the possibility of a large payday.

In addition, the Bears are perceived by some as a team on the rise coming off a 12-4 season in 2018. The Chicago offense was inconsistent in Matt Nagy’s first year at the helm, but showed flashes of greatness. Trubisky had three games with three or more touchdown passes, and four games over 300 yards passing. The Bears enter 2019 with the same receivers and offensive philosophy leading many to expect an increase in production from the offense.

Patrick Mahomes was in his second year in the Andy Reid system when he exploded for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns passing en route to winning the 2018 NFL MVP. Carson Wentz was on pace for an MVP season in 2017 in his second year in Doug Pederson’s version of the Andy Reid system before a knee injury derailed his campaign. Many gamblers are hoping Trubisky will follow suit and excel in his second year of Nagy’s adaptation of the Andy Reid system.

Trubisky has had so many wagers placed on him that Westgate has moved his MVP odds to 50-1 and Caesar’s Palace to 30-1 in the last two weeks.

If ‘Money Mitch’ can find high level consistency in his second year of Nagy’s offense he could end up making his supporters wealthy and silencing some of his critics at the same time.