Jalen Hurts & the Philadelphia Eagles returned from their bye week in explosive fashion. The Battle of Pennsylvania was always going to be explosive, but I don’t think anyone expected the young quarterback to turn in the performance he did. He was around +450 to win the MVP award going into the bye week, but how would the market react after the Birds extended their winning streak?
Jalen Hurts is now second in the MVP race
NFL MVP Odds: Jalen Hurts to win MVP +450
Meanwhile, the runaway favorite, Josh Allen, struggled against the Packers, throwing 2 picks and completing 13/25 passes. The gap between Hurts and Allen definitely shrunk this past weekend and that’s reflected by the odds dropping.
It’s basically a two-horse race for the award so long as the trend continues and Jalen Hurts is well-poised to take advantage of an easier schedule.
Their next 3 opponents are the Texans, Colts, and Commanders. Their combined record is less than .550. There is every chance that Jalen Hurts really entrenches himself in a flat-out duel with Josh Allen if he continues to progress at his current rate and can keep the engine going.
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