Jalen Hurts is Officially the Betting Favorite to Win NFL MVP
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is officially the betting favorite to win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
Jalen Hurts -150 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles won their fourth straight game on Sunday afternoon, throttling the New York Giants by a final score of 48-22. Hurts finished the game 21/31 with 217 yards and 2 TDs, including a rushing touchdown as well.
Hurts should’ve always been the betting favorite, but after Patrick Mahomes’ three-interception game vs. the Denver Broncos yesterday, Mahomes moved from +150 to +200, while Jalen Hurts slid from +150 all the way to -150.
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Jalen Hurts has totaled 3,157 passing yards this season, with 22 TDs to just three interceptions, which is tied for fifth in the entire NFL. Hurts has posted a QBR of 70.4 (4th), while holding a 71.4 completion percentage in December, with 597 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Over Hurts’ last five games, he’s completed 101 passes on 149 attempts, with a completion percentage of 67.3. He’s tallied 1,115 yards (7.3 AVG) while throwing ten touchdowns to just one interception.
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Where Hurts gains his advantage on all of these other QBs is with his consistent threat as a runner. Jalen has rushed for 686 yards this season with ten touchdowns, becoming the first QB in NFL history to rush for ten touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.
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Jalen Hurts has taken strides in one season like nobody ever has from the quarterback position. He’s receiving high praise from Philadelphia Eagles legends, finally getting recognized by the national media, and has put on an absolute clinic throughout the first 13 games of the season.
The Eagles travel to Chicago this Sunday to face off with Justin Fields and the Bears at 1:00 EST. If you haven’t gotten your Hurts MVP bets in yet, get them in here because this game could get ugly this week.