Once upon a time, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa were teammates at Alabama. In the 2017 National Championship game, they both had their moments. First, Hurts struggled in the first half, leading to Coach Nick Saban benching him, and then Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide to victory.
A year later, the roles reversed when Hurts stepped in for an injured Tua. Lucky for us fans, that drama continues to evolve. So, let’s dive into the NFL MVP odds after Week 8, provided by Caesars Sportsbook (check our Caesars Sportsbook Review).
While the top spot is currently shared by Tagovailoa and Patrick Mahomes, Hurts has been steadily gaining momentum. With the Chiefs and Dolphins set to face off, a win for Miami could turn this into a two-horse race between the Alabama products. However, Hurts won’t have it easy as the Eagles host the Cowboys in an NFC showdown.
Another reason we’re spotlighting the Hurts-Tagovailoa rivalry this week is that it seems we were onto something last week when we highlighted Lamar Jackson. The Ravens QB keeps climbing the ladder, and his odds have improved from +700 to +500. Just as we said last week, it’s time to buy in, or you might regret it later.
All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
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