New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be 42 years old when the 2019 NFL season kicks off in September. Despite his age, Brady remains a contender for the MVP Award, which he won three times (2007, 2010 and 2017). However, Brady’s desire to win a fourth will be faced with tough challenges from other signal-callers, based on the latest odds released by Currently, Brady is fifth with 10-to-1 odds to win the MVP in the 2019 season, trailing fellow quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts.

Mahomes, last season's MVP, leads the pack with a 4-to-1 odds, Brees is a 7-to-1 favorite while Rodgers and Luck are 8-to-1 odds to win MVP. Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns and Russell Wilson are also on the board at 14-to-1 and 16-to-1, respectively. In 2017, Brady made history as he became the oldest player in NFL history to bag the coveted MVP trophy after he threw for 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. Brady opened last season as the MVP favorite with a 6-to-1 odds, but his odds increased to 53-to-1 after Week 14. Last season, Brady threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns with 11 interceptions as he led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title.

Patriots to easily reach 11 wins

According to Matt McEwan of, the Patriots are sure to reach 11 wins with Brady as quarterback because the other teams in the AFC East haven’t done anything significant to close the gap. Also, McEwan said the Patriots have the easiest schedule in the league this season. “They’ll go at least 5-1 in the division, like they have each of the last three years, with the only potential loss coming in Miami, like it has each of the last two seasons,” said McEwan.

Last season, the Patriots finished with an 11-5 mark, finishing strong with two straight wins to clinch the AFC East for the 10th straight season.

Gronkowski’s retirement is final

McEwan said the Patriots will miss the services of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who retired in the offseason after a nine-year NFL career, but the team has adjusted to his absence due to injuries in the past.

Last season, Gronkowski played in 11 games, but the Patriots still made it to Super Bowl. Earlier, Gronkowski has put all rumors of his comeback to rest, saying he’s happily retired and it will remain that way. “Whatever I say, it doesn’t matter. It will always be crazy out there, but you can put them to rest,” Gronkowski told the media during his appearance at One Mission Buzz Off for Kids at Gillette Stadium. Earlier, Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus fueled rumors that his client’s retirement could be short-lived by saying that he would not be surprised if the tight end came out of retirement if Brady gives him a call.