Winnipeg's Zach Collaros favored in our 2023 CFL MOP odds and picks

2023 CFL Awards Odds: Collaros' Strong Regular Season Debut

The sun is out, the days are getting longer so you know what that means, football fans? The CFL is back!

Lock in your early Grey Cup pick, trust me it's cooler when you cash it and can brag you placed the bet early in the season. Yeah, we're experts here. 

But, there's more CFL award action to get in on. Like how Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros runs the league and is favored to pocket a three-peat as the Most Outstanding Player. Who else is in the running?

Who Will Win The 2023 CFL Most Outstanding Player?

Odds to Win the 2023 CFL Most Outstanding Player
Zach Collaros QB+275
Bo Levi MitchellQB+500
Chad KellyQB+550
Jake Maier QB+650
Jeremiah Masoli QB+800
Cody Fajardo QB+800
Trevor Harris QB+850
Mason Fine QB+1600
Taylor Cornelius QB+1800
Vernon Adams QB+2200
Dane Evans QB+3000
Dalton Schoen WR+3300

Odds as of June 1

Collaros, Getting Older & Getting Better Ahead of 2023 

Collaros, the reigning Most Outstanding Player, knows this league like the back of his hand. The 34-year-old is dusting off the helmet and playing his 11th season in the CFL.

His season debut was nothing short of greatness, completing 21-of-31 tosses for 354 and three touchdowns in his 42-31 win over the Ticats. So, continue expecting to hear a lot of him in our weekly picks.

Collaros collected the hardware last year, for the second consecutive season. He earned it though, with a career-high 4,183 passing yards and 37 touchdowns, 12 TDs more than his previous best. Collaros ages like fine wine, athletically, I mean. He's earned two of his three championship rings in the last four seasons.

With Lions' Nathan Rourke and Argos' McLeod Bethel-Thompson, his tossing competition from 2022, moving onto different leagues, it's no wonder Collaros is favored. He should start paying rent at the top of the oddsboard. 

Value Pick: Bo Levi mitchell to earn his stripes with ticats

Before Collaros tuned up his skill, Mitchell was the talk of the CFL. The 33-year-old won the honor back in 2018 and struggled to reach that peak after a string of injuries in the last two seasons. 

His 2,010 yards and nine touchdowns last season is enough to make you wince. Those were the worst recorded numbers since his rookie season. 

But, after being traded from Calgary to Hamilton, the Texas native is ready for another chapter. He seemed to slide into his new colors just fine in Hamilton's 27-22 preseason win over Toronto.

I won't sugarcoat it. He looked off to kick off the regular season, but meeting the Bombers isn't easy for anyone. But Mitchell and his group returned from halftime, down 29-4, and put up a fight by adding 27 points. 

Those his numbers, 197 yards with a single touchdown and two interceptions, aren't with gloating about. I'll give him a couple of weeks to get settled after his transition. Though seeing him in anything other than a Stamps jersey feels wrong. Regardless, don't count a healthy Mitchell out at +500. 

who will win the 2023 cFL Most outstanding rookie award?

Odds to Win the 2023 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
Ayden EberhardtWR+400
Lio'undre GallimoreWR+500
Omar BaylessWR+650
B.J. Byrd WR +650
Keith Corbin IIIWR+750
Brendan Beaulieu WR+750
Taquan MizzellRB+750
John BrunnerWR+900
Cole TuckerWR+900
Jamal HinesDL+950
Joshua Valentine-TurnerDB+950
Deontai WilliamsDB+1400

Odds as of June 8

why is ayden Eberhardt favored?

The Wyoming product rocked Mosaic Stadium in his recent preseason showcase with the Lions. The 6-foot-2 receiver jumped in the air, ready to catch anything thrown at him. The 25-year-old wrapped up four quarters with six catches for over 100 yards across eight attempts. He wasn't afraid to turn heads at spring training camp, getting plenty of recognition from his coaches saying, "He steps up in big moments and that's what he's done all camp... He's always in the right spots and is always making plays."

Last 10 CFL mOP Winners 

Last 10 CFL Most Outstanding Player Award Winners
2022Zach Collaros (Winnipeg)QB
2021Zach Collaros (Winnipeg)QB
2019Brandon Banks (Hamilton)WR
2018Bo Levi Mitchell (Calgary)QB
2017Mike Reilly (Edmonton)QB
2016Bo Levi Mitchell (Calgary)QB
2015Henry Burris (Ottawa)QB
2014Solomon Elimimian (BC)LB
2013Jon Cornish (Calgary)RB
2012Chad Owens (Toronto)WR/KR

Last 10 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Winners 

Last 10 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie Award Winners
2022Dalton Schoen (Winnipeg)WR
2021Jordan Williams (BC)LB
2019Nate Holley (Calgary)LB
2018Lewis Ward (Ottawa)K
2017James Wilder Jr. (Toronto)RB
2016DaVaris Daniels (Calgary)WR
2015Derel Walker (Edmonton)WR
2014Dexter McCoil (Edmonton)LB
2013Brett Jones (Calgary)OL
2012Chris Matthews (Winnipeg)WR

How To Read CFL award Odds

At an online sportsbook that would list CFL Most Outstanding Player odds or other awards, they would look similar to this:

·       Zach Collaros -275

·       Bo Levi Mitchell +500

·       Chad Kelly +550

The minus sign (-) indicates who the odds consider the favorite. In this case, it’s the Winnipeg's Collaros at -275. Every other player that’s listed is considered an underdog.

If you believe Collaros will win the CFL Most Outstanding Player and you bet $100 and it happens, you would win $136.36 – your $100 is returned and you would gain $36.36 in profit.

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