The 2021 NFL MVP race is starting to take shape in Week 7. With more than one-third of the schedule complete, three players have separated themselves as the top candidates.

Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray are co-favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with +400 odds each. Josh Allen is right behind them with +420 odds to win the MVP award. 

The Dallas Cowboys have the NFL’s No. 1 ranked offense with Prescott at the helm. Prescott’s 1,813 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and 115.0 passer rating all rank in the top-five among quarterbacks. Dallas has gone undefeated since losing the season opener against the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers by just two points.

Murray has led the Arizona Cardinals to the NFL’s only perfect record through six weeks. In addition to ranking third with a 116.2 passer rating, Murray has added three rushing touchdowns to go along with his 14 scores through the air. 

Allen has been more of a threat on the ground than Murray, totaling 214 rushing yards and two scores. The Buffalo Bills’ quarterback has three interceptions, tied for the fewest among the 10 players who have 12 or more touchdown passes.

Tom Brady leads the second-tier MVP contenders at +850. The five-time Super Bowl MVP somehow hasn’t lost a step at 44 years old. Brady leads the league with 2,064 yards.

Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford both have +1200 odds. Lamar Jackson has +1300 odds. All three quarterbacks have a 5-1 record. Jackson and Rodgers are the last two MVP winners.

Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes have +1500 odds. Mahomes has a league-high 18 touchdown passes. Kansas City’s quarterback is second with eight interceptions.

With +2800 odds, Derrick Henry is the top candidate among non-quarterbacks. Henry’s 783 rushing yards are easily the most in the league. Henry has 260 more yards than the NFL’s second-leading rusher, Nick Chubb. The gap between Henry and Chubb is greater than the gap between Chubb and the running back with the 27th-most rushing yards in the league.

Teddy Bridgewater (+3800) is the only other player with better than 50/1 MVP odds.

Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 37-18. Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images