Patrick Mahomes Joins Tom Brady & Peyton Manning With Wild Start

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Getty Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Welcome to the company of the NFL’s most elite, Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback had yet another huge performance, throwing for 303 yards and four touchdown passes in the team’s 30-23 victory over the Denver Broncos. After the Week 8 win, the Chiefs moved to 7-1 on the year and Mahomes achieved yet another incredible NFL feat.

This time, the second-year quarterback finds his name alongside Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. As FOX Sports revealed, Mahomes’ red-hot start makes him the third quarterback in history to throw 25 or more touchdown passes in the first eight games.

Favorite to Win NFL MVP Award

If history is any indication, then Mahomes should walk away with the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award this season. While Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is putting up a solid fight, Mahomes is still the odds-on favorite to take home the hardware.

The most recent MVP odds came out just ahead of Sunday’s action and featured Mahomes at +150 with Gurley close behind at +200. Here’s a look at how the odds looked beyond those two, courtesy of BetOnline (h/t Odds Shark):

  • Drew Brees +500
  • Aaron Rodgers +1000
  • Tom Brady +1200
  • Philip Rivers +1400
  • Carson Wentz +2000
  • Jared Goff +2000
  • Kirk Cousins +3300
  • Matt Ryan +3300

After yet another four-touchdown performance, Mahomes is going to be tough to catch, even for Gurley.

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