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2023/24 NFL MVP favorites: Tua Tagovailoa the new favorite after Week 2

The 2023/24 NFL season is here, and with that comes the initial debate on who should be considered among the favorites to win the league’s MVP award.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his second MVP last season as the Chiefs won their second Super Bowl in four years.

Who takes home the MVP award in 2023/24? Let's take a look at the latest odds.

Tua Tagovailoa +550

Week 2 statline: 21/30, 249 yards, TD, INT

Tua Tagovailoa didn't match his Week 1 statline of 28/45 completions, 466 yards, and three touchdowns in Week 2, his Miami Dolphins team came away with a big AFC East win away against the New England Patriots.

Running back Raheem Mostert stole the headlines in Week 2 with two touchdowns, but Tagovailoa's touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill late in the first half put the Dolphins up 17-3 at the break.

Tua will continue to find himself among the MVP favorites if the Dolphins offense keeps putting up big point numbers.

Patrick Mahomes +700

Week 2 statline: 29/41, 305 yards, 2 TD, INT

Mahomes' odds stayed the same after the Chiefs' Week 2 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Tagovailoa leaped over him in the odds.

The 2x MVP rebounded from what was Kansas City’ first Week 1 loss in eight seasons by leading his team to a 17-9 win in Jacksonville.

Josh Allen +700

Week 2 statline: 31/37, 274 yards, 3 TD

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen bounced back from his team's Week 1 loss with a big performance in a home win against the Las Vegas Raiders, 38-10.

Allen struggled in Week 1, throwing three interceptions - all to New York Jets safety Jordan Whitehead - as his team lost 22-16. In Week 2, only six of his passes failed to be caught in a truly MVP-level outing from Allen.

Jalen Hurts +900

Week 2 statline: 18/23, 193 yards, TD, INT; 12 rush attempts, 35 yards, 2 TD

Hurts’ special ability to pass as effectively as he can run, which he showed throughout 2022/23, makes him an automatic MVP candidate.

The Eagles offensive line is usually among the best in the league, but it has not protect Hurts as well as usual through two weeks this season.

Hurts had some of the playmaking burden taken off of him in the 34-28 Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings thanks to 175 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries by D'Andre Swift.

He took in two goal line QB sneaks for scores against the Vikings, but Hurts needs to return to his best as a passer to be a contender for MVP.

Lamar Jackson +1400

Week 2 statline: 24/33, 237 yards, 2 TD; 12 rush attempts, 54 yards

With Joe Burrow, quarterback of the 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals, sliding out of the top five, Lamar Jackson of the division rival Baltimore Ravens steps into the top five MVP odds.

Jackson, the 2019 MVP, outplayed Burrow in Week 2 on the way to a 27-24 win in Cincinnati.

The Ravens are 2-0 and have a great opportunity to win the division and make a playoff run, but they need Jackson to keep playing at a high level.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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