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Tua Tagovailoa ended Week 3 of the 2023 season with precisely the same standing he had the season before: red-hot and running ahead of the competition in NFL MVP futures odds.
Tagovailoa is 325 to win MVP this season at BetMGM and 350 at FanDuel after his Miami Dolphins put up 70 points in a 50-point win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The effort pushed Tagovailoa ahead of reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes (440 at FanDuel, 550 at BetMGM) and Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
Allen (750 at FanDuel, 800 at BetMGM) and Tagovailoa face off Sunday in Buffalo for the first of two scheduled meetings this season.
Thanks to six TD passes in Week 2 at Baltimore and a win over the Bills the following week, Tagovailoa jumped to the top of the MVP futures market entering Week 4 last season as well.
His numbers one year ago are identical to his start this season: 3-0 record, eight TD passes, completion percentage of 71.
The course of the season and Tagovailoa's health took a turn for the worse in Week 4 last season. The Dolphins lost at Cincinnati, 27-15, and Tagovailoa left the game with a head injury. He missed the next two games and by the time he returned to form with three consecutive three-TD games from Oct. 30-Nov. 13, Mahomes' MVP candidacy was nearing victory lap stages.
Tagovailoa has been sacked only once this season and he's averaging a league-leading 10.14 yards per attempt.
--Field Level Media