Even though teams have only played one game, NFL MVP talk has already begun. And, there’s been a huge change at the top of the odds, with a new joining Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes with the best chance to win the MVP award.
Tua Tagovailoa is now a betting co-favorite with Patrick Mahomes to win the NFL MVP, according to DraftKings. pic.twitter.com/gjWfj35LxW
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) September 11, 2023
The fourth-year quarterback out of Alabama was tremendous on Sunday, throwing for 455 yards and three touchdowns against just one interception. His connection with star wideout Tyreek Hill especially stood out, as Hill had 11 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown.
the touch on this Tua TD pass is incredible
dropped it right in there pic.twitter.com/zAjv12S70b
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 10, 2023
Tua Tagovailoa is coming for everything he’s owed this year. Still thinking about this throw yesterday to lead 4th Q comeback over Chargers: pic.twitter.com/cZOnTEdaXC
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 11, 2023
Oh my god. Tyreek DUSTS JC Jackson LOL pic.twitter.com/OzsMEgp4NN
— Billy M (@BillyM_91) September 10, 2023
The Dolphins offense was humming, as Tua Tagovailoa certainly looked like an NFL MVP. He was in total command of the offense, hitting receivers in stride on time and accurately. But, that’s not a surprise, as he was great last year when he was on the field. Tagovailoa led the league in yards per attempt in his first season under Mike McDaniels’ offense. Only two head injuries kept him out of the MVP race last year as he had 3500 yards and 25 touchdowns in just thirteen games.
That being said, it’s incredibly early in the NFL MVP race. Two teams, the Jets and Bills, both have MVP candidates who haven’t even played yet. And, there are 16 more games left for everyone else. But, Tua Tagovailoa certainly helped himself when it comes to the NFL MVP race.