By Skip Charles in Vegas

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has jumped over Patrick Mahomes as the second-favorite to win the NFL MVP award at year’s end, with his latest odds set at +400 at BetMGM.

Coming into the season, most sportsbooks valued Hurts in the MVP market at 40/1, even some as high as 50/1.

Just two weeks in, Hurts saw his odds shrink dramatically after a masterful Monday Night Football performance, with his odds shrinking to 10/1, tying with Justin Herbert for the third-best odds among all players.

Hurts, who has the eighth-most passing yards this season (1,514), most rushing yards among quarterbacks (293) and fifth-most total touchdowns this season (12, 6 rushing, 6 passing), is no question having his best season as a pro, which includes a career-high 66% completion rate. Last week, his MVP odds sat at +550, third-best behind Mahomes, who was valued at +400.

The Eagles quarterback now just trails Josh Allen, whose odds increased to +150 after a thrilling 24-20 victory over Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes now sits with the third-best odds to win the award at +500 entering Week 7.

Hurts will have a chance to pad his stats over the next couple of games in front of a national audience, as the Eagles have matchups with the Houston Texans (1-3-1) in a Thursday night showdown as well as the ailing Washington Commanders (2-4) on Monday Night Football.

This season is still young, but the sky is the limit for Hurts, a Houston native, in just his third full season with the Eagles franchise, and second full season as a starter.

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