Issues couldn’t be going significantly better for the Eagles. After main the group to 38 factors in Week 1, Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts had the perfect recreation of his younger NFL profession in Monday evening’s win in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings.
The betting market is taking discover of the recent begin by Hurts, now in his third NFL season. In response to Caesars Sportsbook, Hurts’ MVP odds have dropped from 14-1 to 8-1 following his 333-yard passing efficiency Monday. He now trails solely Buffalo QB Josh Allen (3-1) and Kansas Metropolis QB Patrick Mahomes (4.5-1).
No Eagles participant has gained the NFL MVP Award in the course of the Tremendous Bowl period. The one Philadelphia participant to win NFL MVP within the group’s 89-year historical past was former quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, who gained the award in 1960.
Not solely is Hurts impressing via the air, however his contributions as a runner have additionally helped propel the Eagles to their first 2-Zero begin since 2016. On Monday evening, he rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns.
For Hurts to separate himself within the MVP race, he most likely should put up comparable numbers to what Lamar Jackson did throughout his MVP season in 2019. Jackson completed with 3,127 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, seven dashing touchdowns and 6 interceptions whereas main the Ravens to a 14-2 document.
The Eagles might want to preserve their standing as a high group within the NFC for Hurts to stay within the MVP dialog. He’ll look to construct his early season MVP case when the Eagles play at Washington in Week 3.