Jalen Hurts odds of winning NFL MVP trophy plummet following injury news

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

By now, you’ve heard the news or you’ve read about the Jalen Hurts injury. or both. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. EST that the Philadelphia Eagles star signal-caller and MVP candidate is expected to miss the next two games because of a shoulder injury. Some have even tossed around ideas that, if the Birds can secure home-field advantage throughout the postseason without him, Philly would be wise to sit him until the playoffs.

That’s a long-winded way of making two points. One, we haven’t quite triggered the panic button, but depending on where you get your news from, if you read what everyone is saying, you might venture into theories that we might be getting close to doing so. It looks like our friends in Las Vegas are already changing their tune about a few things.

Jalen Hurts’ MVP odds plummet while the Cowboys’ odds of winning Week 16’s game versus the Eagles increase.

It’s funny how things can change in a matter of hours. When we woke up on Monday morning, much of Eagles Nation was still smiling following a Sunday that saw Jalen Hurts throw for 300 yards and rush for three touchdowns to catapult the Eagles to a win in the Windy City over the Chicago Bears. Seeing the Dallas Cowboys implode in a road overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars certainly didn’t dampen any moods.

Then it happened. We learned about Jalen Hurts injury shortly before much of the East Coast calls it a work day. Again, no one is panicking, but things are tense.

Hurts was the favorite to win the NFL’s MVP trophy with odds of -150 this morning. This evening, those odds plummeted to +150. The line in Week 16’s game versus the Cowboys has moved from -1 in favor of Dallas to now -3.5. Take a look for yourselves.

While some of that is to be expected (the Eagles are on the road in Week 16 and the MVP Award is stats-driven), most Eagles fans would subscribe to the same theory.

If Jalen doesn’t hoist the MVP Trophy during the NFL Honors, so be it. We’d much rather see him and his teammates hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy one night later to conclude the final game of the NFL’s campaign.

We haven’t talked to Jalen Hurts. We probably won’t, but if we were to ask him to verify that statement something tells us that he would agree.

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