This year’s Super Bowl will truly be a matchup between the best teams in the NFL this year, as both the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles were the #1 seeds in their respective conferences with identical 14-3 records.
Both teams are also led by MVP candidate quarterbacks, as Chiefs gun-slinger Patrick Mahomes and Eagles signal-caller are two of the favorites to win the award this year.
If you ask Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, though, there’s no doubt in his mind who deserves the MVP award this year, and that’s Mahomes.
“I think he’s deserving of it, for sure,” Reid said in his Super Bowl press conference this week.
“He works extremely hard, as you know, at his profession. He works hard to be the best. He tries to help our team be the best. He says it every day when he comes into practice, into the huddle — ‘Let’s be great today.’ And he lives that. My hat goes off to him for that. Very proud of him for it, the way he goes about his business.”
While Reid’s comments are certainly unsurprising considering that Mahomes is his guy, it could also be perceived as a shot at Hurts given that he led what many considered to be the NFL’s best team this year.
Should Mahomes win this year’s MVP award, it would be the second time that he’s earned the distinction as he was previously named league MVP back in 2018.
In addition to Mahomes and Hurts, the other three finalists for the 2022 NFL MVP Award are Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow, Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, and Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson.
With just three days left until Super Bowl LVII, Hurts and the Eagles are currently favored over Mahomes and the Chiefs by just 1.5 points.
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