Mahomes Or Hurts? Who Will Win the NFL MVP Award?
The winner of the NFL MVP award will be a controversial choice. While some may argue that Patrick Mahomes is the better player, many others agree that Jalen Hurts is the more talented and should be the recipient. This article will explore both sides of the argument and give you the information you need to decide who you believe should win the award.
With just three weeks left in the 2022 NFL regular season, the MVP race is neck and neck. The two players in the running for the most valuable player award are Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
With a 12-1 record, the Eagles are the favorites to win the NFC. They are also one of the most complete teams in the NFL. Their offense has been the reason for their success this season. The Eagles’ offensive line has been able to keep their quarterbacks relatively free from pressure.
The Eagles have scored 123 total points in the last three games. Their offense is a powerhouse, averaging more than 275 yards per game.
Patrick Mahomes has been the more consistent candidate this season. He has thrown for more than 300 yards eight times, has a better record, and is the leading passer in the league. However, he is coming off an underwhelming performance against the Denver Broncos, throwing three interceptions.
It’s an interesting race between Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes for the NFL MVP award. Both quarterbacks have been lights out this season and are in the top half of the QBR. They have both led their teams to the playoffs. But which is the true MVP candidate?
After a slow start, both quarterbacks have made a strong case for the MVP. Hurts has the highest overall passer rating of any passer in the NFL (108.4) and leads the league in total touchdowns (32), yards per attempt (8.1), passing touchdown percentage (68%) and interception percentage. Mahomes has a few things to work on, though. He has thrown 11 interceptions and absorbed 21 sacks, and he has missed a handful of snaps due to starters in both games.
In his past three games, Hurts has generated almost 1,000 yards of offense. He has scored 10 rushing touchdowns and had two touchdown passes. In the Eagles’ last three games, he has thrown for a combined 123 points.
With three games left in the season, both Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts have the opportunity to stake their claim as the NFL MVP. They both have excellent records and each has proven to be more than a match for their competition. However, if we look at the numbers, Hurts should have a better shot of winning the MVP award.
Hurts leads the league with 32 total touchdowns, and he ranks first in yards per attempt (8.1) and passer rating (108.4). His passing and rushing production is also top-notch. He has accounted for 10 touchdowns on the ground this season. He has only thrown three interceptions.
Mahomes, meanwhile, leads the league in passing TDs with 33. He is also the leading passer with 4,160 yards. His pass rate is also impressive, as he has completed 68.0% of his passes in the last two weeks.
In the long run, the winner of the MVP award could be either a QB or a non-QB. While both have impressive statistics, only one has won the title in the past.
The MVP race has heated up as the season heads into Week 14. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles are both on the verge of becoming the first quarterbacks to win both the NFL and MVP awards in the same year since 1999.
Mahomes has an advantage in passing yards and touchdown percentage, but Hurts has a strong advantage in rushing and interception percentage. His total QBR is higher than Mahomes’ and he has a better touchdown rate. He has also thrown fewer interceptions.
But Hurts has taken a big step forward as a passer and has become one of the league’s best. He has completed 65 percent of his passes in four of his last five starts. He is tied for fifth in passing touchdowns (22) and has a 108.4 passer rating. He has only thrown two interceptions in the past three games, and his 77 yards on the ground and three total touchdowns in the game against the New York Giants are impressive.