Reasons for giving Jalen Hurts the MVP trophy over Patrick Mahomes

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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So, does Jalen Hurts deserve to be the MVP? We vote yes!

Through 12 weeks of the 2022 NFL season, Jalen Hurts has put together a season good enough to surpass Patrick Mahomes to win the honors of NFL MVP.

Jalen Hurts owns a better record. He’s thrown fewer interceptions while undeniably taking better care of the football thus far. Couple that with Hurts’ top-tier ability to run the football and his drastic improvement in his ability to push the ball downfield via the deep ball, and Hurts becomes a clear-cut favorite.

The long and short of everything is this. Being the most ‘valuable’ player comes down to moments, and who can forget his game-winning drive en route to a 17-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts? Did you see his performance versus the Packers or his command versus the Washington Commanders and Pittsburgh Steelers? How about the way he willed his team into position for a game-winning field goal versus the Arizona Cardinals?

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs lost to the Colts. You remember that, don’t you? And, it was Mahomes’ late-game game-ending interception that sealed the deal. By the way, the Chiefs were on the edge of field goal range with under ten seconds remaining when it happened.

If Hurts continues to be the talented and humble leader he has been to this point, it will become impossible for him to avoid emerging as the MVP favorite in the final five weeks of the regular season.

While sports books disagree with our favorite, there’s a chance that they’re just leaving themselves wiggle room for bigger payouts following the NFL Honors ceremony on February 9th.

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