A New Face Is On Top Of NFL MVP Odds After Week One

Tua Tagovailoa

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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.

That player is Tua Tagovailoa, who had a monster day for the Miami Dolphins in week one.

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 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.