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Can Saquon Barkley be the next running back to win NFL MVP?

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Ezekiel Elliott only running back given better odds

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The last non-quarterback to be NFL MVP was running back Adrian Peterson in 2012. Can Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants be the next one?

Las Vegas oddsmaker SuperBookUSA has only one running back, Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, with better odds of doing just that.

Elliott is 60-1. Barkley, Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints and Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers are all 80-1.

There are 13 quarterbacks with better odds than Barkley. Three quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins, all are also at 80-1.

In case you are wondering, SuperBookUSA lists players right through odds of 300-1. Eli Manning is nowhere to be found.