MVP Watch: Kyler Murray skyrockets after electric start for Arizona Cardinals

Patrick Mahomesodds to win the award have remained consistent にとって three consecutive weeks, but some other superstar QBs behind him are closing the gap!

Here are the top MVP favorites, according to FOX Bet’s insights, with a breakdown of each candidate’s recent play and what’s on the horizon. (ノート: All odds current as of Tuesday morning.)

1. Patrick Mahomes: +550 (ベット $ 10 to win $ 65 total at FOX Bet)

How it’s going: Even a loss wasn’t enough to knock Mahomes off the perch, but his lead in the MVP race has noticeably dwindled. Mahomes and the カンザスシティチーフス fell 36-35Lamar Jackson そしてその ボルチモア・レイヴンズ in a Sunday night nail-biter, which featured the first September interception of Mahomesキャリア. It also marked the first time Mahomes tasted defeat in the opening month of the season. とはいえ, he completed 77.4% of his passes for 343 passing yards and three touchdowns.

What’s up next: The Chiefs will aim to rebound in Week 3 とともに ゲーム に対して ロサンゼルスチャージャーズ. In five career starts against his AFC West rivals, Mahomes has put up a 4-1 record and completed 61.2% percent of his passes for a total of 1,157 ヤード, 10 TDs and two interceptions. ジャスティンハーバート & Co. are coming off of a late loss に対して ダラスカウボーイズ in Week 2.

What people are saying:The Chiefs are the Brooklyn Nets — fantastic offense, but can they get stops?” ⁠— Chris Broussard, “First Things First

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2. トム・ブレイディ: +600 (ベット $ 10 to win $ 70 total at FOX Bet)

How it’s going: With nine passing touchdowns through two games, Brady is off to the hottest start of his career. 44歳 タンパベイバッカニアーズ QB has thrown four-plus TDs in four straight regular-season games, dating to last season. That makes him the third quarterback ever to reach that milestone, joining Dan Marino (four straight games in 1984) and Peyton Manning (five straight games in 2004). Most importantly, the defending Super Bowl champions are 2-0 to start the season.

Tom Brady continued his scorching start to the 2021 運動, throwing for five touchdowns and 276 yards with no interceptions in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 48-25 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

What’s up next: The Brady show rolls on in a blockbuster matchup に対して ロサンゼルスラムズ にとって “America’s Game of the Week” (4:25 午後. そして, 狐). Brady has a 3-2 regular-season record against the Rams but is 0-1 as a member of the Buccaneers. In their Week 11 meeting a season ago, Brady completed just 54.2% of his passes for 216 ヤード, two TDs and two picks in a 27-24 損失.

What people are saying: “[ブレイディ] is now off to the races to win this year’s regular-season MVP, to go with another Super Bowl MVP that will come at the end of the year.⁠— Skip Bayless, “Undisputed

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3. カイラーマレー: +700 (ベット $ 10 to win $ 80 total at FOX Bet)

How it’s going: Murray’s アリゾナカージナルス got a bit of good luck to remain undefeated after ミネソタバイキング kicker Greg Joseph‘s would-be game-winning 37-yard field goal in the closing seconds sailed wide of the uprights. たとえそうであっても, Murray was the spark plug that kept the Cardinals in the thick of the 34-33 triumph. With a 400-yard performance on 29-for-36 passing with three TD passes and two interceptions, he’s getting his due.

What’s up next: A 3-0 start is well within reach for Murray and the Cardinals, WHO will visit the winless ジャクソンビルジャガーズ in Week 3. と トレバー・ローレンス under center for the Jags, this will be a matchup of two of the past three No. 1 overall picks ⁠— Murray in 2019 and Lawrence in 2021. Murray has yet to take on the AFC South outfit in his young career.

What people are saying: “Outside of Lamar Jackson, who’s more electric with the football in their hands than Kyler Murray?” ⁠— Marcellus Wiley, “Speak For Yourself

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