NFL MVP Odds: Jalen Hurts Becomes New Odds-On Favorite, Ahead of Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow & Josh Allen
Scott Taetsch/Getty. Pictured: Jalen Hurts (Eagles)
Week 14 in the NFL proved to be another important one, as the best teams in the league took a step forward and the MVP race was completely shaken up.
Heading into Sunday’s slate, Patrick Mahomes was the favorite while Jalen Hurts tailed him. Joe Burrow, Josh Allen and Tua Tagovailoa were all listed behind the duo, but within reach of them.
After this weekend’s results, however, we have a new leader in the clubhouse, and that would be Hurts. The Eagles‘ quarterback is the first player to be an odds-on favorite for the award this year, listed at -150 at FanDuel.
Hurts and the Eagles posted another quality offensive showing, as he totaled three touchdowns and just short of 300 all-purpose yards.
The Eagles are 12-1 and are a massive favorite to secure the No. 1 seed and the home field advantage that comes with it in the NFC.
While Mahomes and the Chiefs did secure a victory over the Denver Broncos, it wasn’t as smooth as it seemed it would be when they went up 27-0. Mahomes is now +200 to win the MVP, and the key factor that may hurt his case is the fact that the Bills control their destiny for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Though Allen is only the fourth-favorite for the award at +1800, his Bills control their own destiny in terms of playoff positioning. If they win out against the Dolphins, Bears, Bengals and Patriots, the road to the Super Bowl goes through Buffalo.
Burrow’s odds remained stagnant, as the Bengals secured another key win. He’s listed at +750 to win the MVP.
The big loser of the MVP odds market this week was Tagovailoa, who had a rough 10-for-28 showing on Sunday Night Football against the Chargers. Tagovailoa drifted from +1300 all the way to +6000 following the performance.
With four weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, Hurts is in the driver’s seat for the league’s most prestigious award.