- Jalen Hurts has been the most popular MVP bet since the 2022 NFL Draft.
- According to Caesars Sportsbook, Hurts has 18% of the MVP bets during that stretch.
- The Eagles acquired wide receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans on Draft weekend.
Jalen Hurts isn’t among the top 2023 NFL MVP betting favorites. There are at least 12 names ahead of him on most of the betting boards at the best NFL betting sites. However, bettors believe there is value in Hurts’ MVP odds.
Since the NFL Draft, Hurts has been the most popular MVP bet with 18% of the bets.
Jalen Hurts has received the most tickets and money to win NFL MVP over the past month @CaesarsSports 👀
He’s currently +4000 to win the award pic.twitter.com/BjzKVbN0vk
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 9, 2022
Overall, Hurts only has 4% of the total bets since the lines opened after Super Bowl LVI. Denver Broncos’ Russell Wilson has the most number of bets at 19%. Buffalo QB Josh Allen is second with 12% of the bets while Tampa’s Tom Brady has 10%. Hurts currently are 8th on the overall list, but there’s no question he’s gaining.
Eagles Trade for A.J. Brown
Eagles trade for A.J. Brown, sign him to massive contract extension: https://t.co/nZRVKMa0tw
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 29, 2022
The Eagles traded for wide receiver A.J. Brown on the NFL Draft weekend and signed him to a massive $100 million deal over four years with $57 million guaranteed. The acquisition was seen as a significant upgrade to Philadelphia’s receiving corps considering Brown’s reputation as one of the best young pass-catchers in the game.
Brown, the 51st overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, has had a productive three-year career in Tennessee. In 295 targets, Brown had 185 catches for 2,995 receiving yards (16.2 average ) and 24 touchdowns. He also has five rushes for 70 yards with one rushing touchdown.
The former Georgia Bulldog started his NFL career with two 1000+ receiving seasons. However, he missed four games last season and finished with 869 receiving yards. Despite that, Brown is considered one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL today. He’s a kind of weapon that Jalen Hurts didn’t have last season and paired with the Eagles’ WR1 Devonta Smith, Hurts will have a significantly better receiving corps this season.
Eagles’ Odds to Win NFC East Jumped After the Draft
The Eagles odds to win the NFC East have jumped after the draft 👀 pic.twitter.com/B0dw0dtYdi
— FTNBets (@FTNBets) May 6, 2022
After the 2022 NFL Draft, the Eagles saw their future odds improve. From a +310 to win the NFC East Division, Philly saw their odds trimmed down to +240. Those odds have further shortened to +200 in the latest BetOnline odds boards. At those odds, the Eagles currently trail only the Dallas Cowboys at +110 odds.
Likewise, the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds have improved. Philadelphia was listed at +4400 before the Draft and shot down to +3500 after the A.J. Brown trade and the 2022 NFL Draft. Currently, Philadelphia is listed at +3500 via the BetOnline App, +3300 via PointsBet USA, and +2800 via Bet365 USA.
Sure, the Eagles are still far from the top of the ladder. But remember that expectations weren’t high for them when the odds boards opened. Philly opened at +5000 after a 9-8 record last season. This season, Eagles fans hope that with more weapons around him, Jalen Hurts will finally shine, and hopefully figure significantly in the MVP betting.