Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs (26) celebrates a touchdown against Tampa Bay Buccaneers with wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) during the second half of the NFC divisional round at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024.

Lions’ Jahmyr Gibbs, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Eagles’ Jalen Hurts added to Pro Bowl

Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown were added Tuesday to the NFC roster for the upcoming Pro Bowl.

Gibbs is replacing San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey, whose team defeated the Lions in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The 49ers will compete in Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

St. Brown is taking the place of Philadelphia Eagles injured wideout A.J. Brown, while the Eagles are sending two of their own to the Pro Bowl. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is replacing Niners quarterback Brock Purdy, and cornerback Darius Slay will replace San Francisco cornerback Charvarius Ward.

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark and Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham also were added to the NFC roster. They will replace 49ers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and fullback Kyle Juszczyk, respectively.

Also, Baltimore Ravens guard Kevin Zeitler, New York Jets edge rusher Jermaine Johnson and Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and center Ryan Kelly have been added to the AFC roster. Zeitler is replacing Kansas City Chiefs guard Joe Thuney and Johnson will take the place of Los Angeles Chargers edge rusher Khalil Mack. The Colts duo is replacing Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and center Creed Humphrey, respectively.

Gibbs, 21, had 182 carries for 945 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with 52 catches for 316 yards and a score in 15 games this season. He was selected by the Lions with the 12th overall of the 2023 NFL Draft.

St. Brown, 24, recorded a career-high totals in catches (119), receiving yards (1,515) and touchdowns (10) in 16 games this season.

Hurts, 25, passed for career highs of 3,858 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 17 games (all starts) this season. He also rushed for a career-high 15 scores.

Slay, 33, had 57 tackles and two interceptions in 12 starts this year before having arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-December. This marks Slay’s sixth nomination to the Pro Bowl.

Clark, 28, had 7.5 sacks, 44 tackles and two forced fumbles in 17 games (all starts) this season.

Ham, 30, provides a presence in the backfield that overshadows his statistics. He had one carry for seven yards and seven catches for 25 yards in 17 games (five starts) this season.

Zeitler, 33, will be headed to his first Pro Bowl after starting all 15 games in which he has played this season.

Johnson, 25, recorded 7.5 sacks, 55 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 17 games (all starts) this season.

Buckner, 29, has eight sacks, 81 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in 17 games (16 starts) this season.

Kelly, 30, started all 14 games in which he played this season.

–Field Level Media

Jan 7, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) avoids the tackle by Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu (49) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs’ Baker Mayfield questionable for playoff game, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts fine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield was listed Saturday as questionable for Monday night’s NFC wild-card game against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Mayfield is dealing with ankle and rib injuries. He was a limited practice participant for the second straight day after missing Thursday’s session.

“He’s feeling good, he’s ready to go,” Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles said.

Mayfield injured the ribs during a 23-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 31. He injured the ankle last Sunday when the Buccaneers blanked the Carolina Panthers 9-0.

Mayfield set career highs by passing for 4,044 yards and 28 touchdowns while leading the Buccaneers to a 9-8 record. He also threw 10 interceptions.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is dealing with a dislocated right middle finger but is all set to play. Hurts injured the finger on his throwing hand during last Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Hurts was a full practice participant the past two days after being questionable on Thursday.

“He’s fighting through the finger injury, but he had a good practice (Friday), so excited for him and this opportunity. Really excited,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said. “The energy and the juice in this building today of being here in the playoffs again, we’re really excited. We can’t wait.”

Hurts passed for career highs of 3,858 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions this season. He also rushed for a career-high 15 scores.

As expected, receiver A.J. Brown (knee) and safety Sydney Brown (knee) were listed as out for the Eagles. Safety Reed Blankenship (groin) is questionable.

Linebacker K.J. Britt (calf) and defensive back Josh Hayes (quadriceps, knee) also are questionable for Tampa Bay. Defensive tackle Mike Greene was rules out.

–Field Level Media

Oct 22, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) and wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) shake hands after a touchdown drive against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts practices in glove; A.J. Brown (knee) absent

Jalen Hurts practiced with a glove on his injured right hand but the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback wasn’t hiding the intolerable pain he experienced in his finger this week.

Hurts threw on Thursday for the first time since he was injured Sunday and confessed he made a poor decision returning to the loss to the New York Giants after being hurt.

“Leaving that game and attempting to go back into the game probably wasn’t the best idea,” Hurts said after the Eagles went through a full padded practice, part of a schedule adjustment that had called for a light walkthrough. “Not having control over the things I wanted to do. But time will tell… I can assure you everything’s progressing in the right way.”

The Eagles (11-6) travel for the first game in their NFC title defense on Monday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8). Hurts plans to play, even if he’s ailing.

He injured the middle finger on his right (throwing) hand when his fingers hit the hand of Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke while throwing a pass in the first half last week. Hurts had the finger taped and re-entered the game despite trailing 24-0.

Less certain for Philadelphia is the status of wide receiver A.J. Brown. Brown caught 106 passes for 1,456 yards and seven touchdowns this season but left the Week 18 loss to the Giants with a right knee injury.

Brown caught a pass near the right hashmarks and was tackled by Giants linebacker Micah McFadden. Brown fumbled the ball and grabbed the back of his knee and calf before rolling to his back with both hands gripping his facemask.

Brown limped off the field to the sideline, briefly entered the blue medical tent behind the Eagles’ bench and then hobbled into the locker room.

–Field Level Media

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) reacts after an injury against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles pull QB Jalen Hurts (finger), rule out WR A.J. Brown (knee)

The Philadelphia Eagles pulled star quarterback Jalen Hurts from Sunday’s game against the New York Giants while trailing by 24 points late in the second quarter.

Hurts injured the middle finger on his throwing hand in the first minute of the second quarter, one of several injuries the Eagles suffered during the regular-season finale.

New York’s Bobby Okereke came in free and hit Hurts’ throwing hand after the Philadelphia signal-caller got rid of the ball. Hurts immediately grabbed for the hand and later displayed that the middle finger was bent.

Hurts stayed in the game at that point but was largely ineffective, while the Giants tacked on three touchdowns for a 24-0 lead. Hurts was intercepted by New York’s Xavier McKinney with 1:28 remaining and when Philadelphia got the ball back 23 seconds later, Marcus Mariota entered as quarterback.

Mariota was promptly intercepted for the Eagles’ third turnover of the first half.

Veteran offensive linemen Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson exited for the Eagles when Hurts left. Hurts finished just 7-of-16 passing for 55 yards and one interception.

Philadelphia also lost top wide receiver A.J. Brown to a right knee injury in the first quarter following his only reception of the game.

Brown caught a pass near the right hashmarks and was tackled by Giants linebacker Micah McFadden. Brown fumbled the ball and grabbed the back of his knee and calf before rolling to his back with both hands gripping his facemask.

Brown limped off the field to the sideline, briefly entered the blue medical tent behind the Eagles’ bench and then hobbled into the locker room.

The Eagles also ruled out safety Reed Blankenship (groin) and guard Cam Jurgens (eye).

Wideout DeVonta Smith (ankle) and running back D’Andre Swift (illness) missed the contest.

The Eagles needed to win Sunday’s game and have the Dallas Cowboys lose to win the NFC East. A loss leaves Philadelphia as a wild-card team, and it would play a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week.

–Field Level Media

Dec 3, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) walks off the field after win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Hardly Irrelevant: Brock Purdy new MVP favorite

Could Brock Purdy go from Mr. Irrelevant to NFL Most Valuable Player in less than two years?

San Francisco’s quarterback is the +300 MVP favorite at DraftKings after leading the 49ers to a 42-19 victory at Philadelphia on Sunday. Not only did it serve notice that San Francisco might be the NFC’s most dominant team, but Purdy outplayed previous MVP favorite Jalen Hurts in his own building.

Hurts, who was the +250 favorite at the book just two weeks ago, dropped to +350. That’s equal to Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, who is on his own rapid rise after opening the Week 13 slate with his sixth consecutive multiple-touchdown game in a comeback win over Seattle on Thursday night.

The trio are the +350 co-favorites at BetMGM. There is then a significant gap to two previous MVPs — Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson at +600 and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes at +750, followed by Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa at +800.

Jackson and Mahomes are being offered at +900 at DraftKings after being +350 and +400, respectively, just two weeks ago. Tagovailoa has shorter odds than both at the book, where he is +700.

Jackson’s Ravens are coming off their bye week and are tied with Tagovailoa’s Dolphins atop the AFC at 9-3. He will have plenty of opportunity to state his case down the stretch with a Week 15 game at Jacksonville followed by a cross-country trip to battle Purdy in San Francisco ahead of a Week 17 home game against Tagovailoa and Miami that could decide home-field advantage in the AFC.

Mahomes and the Chiefs have fallen a game off the pace following their loss at Green Bay on Sunday night — Kansas City’s third loss in its past five games. Mahomes, the reigning MVP, does not have any remaining games against other MVP candidates, although the Chiefs also play only one more team that currently has a winning record.

Meanwhile, Purdy has plenty of opportunity to continue to shine on the national stage.

San Francisco plays host to Seattle on Sunday, followed by a game at Arizona before the Week 16 tilt against Baltimore on “Monday Night Football.” The 49ers close out the regular season with a trip to reeling Washington and a home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

After a slow first quarter, Purdy led San Francisco to touchdown drives on six consecutive possessions at Philadelphia. He finished the game with 314 passing yards and four touchdowns. Critics will point out that his receivers racked up 212 yards after the catch and that 48.5 percent of Purdy’s passing yards this season have been the result of YAC.

However, Purdy has already outplayed Hurst and Prescott in head-to-head blowouts by San Francisco, and he’ll have an opportunity for a third signature win against Jackson and the Ravens.

Purdy leads the NFL in completion percentage and quarterback rating.

The 49ers (9-3) are now second in the NFC behind the Eagles (10-2), whose next two games are at the Cowboys (9-3) and Seahawks (6-6). How the NFC playoff picture looks after the next several weeks could have a major factor in how the MVP race shakes out.

–Field Level Media

Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) in action against the Buffalo Bills at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts charging toward first MVP award

Jalen Hurts’ latest dramatic comeback victory has helped the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback put more distance between himself and his closest pursuers for the Most Valuable Player award.

Hurts threw for three touchdowns and ran for the game-winning score in overtime in Philadelphia’s 37-34 win over Buffalo on Sunday. With 3,107 total yards and 29 combined touchdowns in the Eagles’ 10-1 start, Hurts is the +130 MVP favorite at DraftKings and is +140 at BetMGM.

With 11 rushing touchdowns through 11 games, Hurts is on pace for 17 this season. That would smash the NFL record for a quarterback held by Cam Newton with 14 for the Carolina Panthers in 2011. Hurts already holds the second-highest mark with 13 last year.

Hurts was the +250 MVP favorite at DraftKings entering last week, but saw those odds shorten following the game-winning drive to beat the Bills a week after leading a come-from-behind win at Kansas City. He has drawn the most MVP bets and total money at the book. Hurts is also the biggest liability at BetMGM, where he has been backed by 12.3 percent of the total bets.

His closest pursuer continues to be reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes, who is being offered at +350 by both books. Third is Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is +400 at DraftKings and +500 at BetMGM.

The top non-quarterback candidate is San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey. Offered at +1600 by DraftKings, McCaffrey has longer +2500 odds at BetMGM, where he is the biggest liability for Offensive Player of the Year honors while being backed by 21.0 percent of the money wagered thus far.

AWARDS ODDS (BetMGM)
NFL MVP
–Highest Ticket%: Jalen Hurts 12.3%
–Highest Handle%: Patrick Mahomes 12.2%
–Biggest Liability: Jalen Hurts
–Odds Leader: Jalen Hurts +140

Offensive Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket%: Christian McCaffrey 12.0%
–Highest Handle%: Christian McCaffrey 21.0%
–Biggest Liability: Christian McCaffrey
–Odds Leader: Tyreek Hill -105

Defensive Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket%: Aidan Hutchinson 15.8%
–Highest Handle%: Micah Parsons 22.8%
–Biggest Liability: Aidan Hutchinson
–Odds Leader: Myles Garrett +150

Comeback Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket%: Russell Wilson 12.7%
–Highest Handle%: Damar Hamlin 47.2%
–Biggest Liability: Russell Wilson
–Odds Leader: Damar Hamlin -150

Coach of the Year
–Highest Ticket%: Dan Campbell 37.5%
–Highest Handle%: Dan Campbell 41.3%
–Biggest Liability: Dan Campbell
–Odds Leader: Dan Campbell +160

Offensive Rookie of the Year – off the board
–Highest Ticket%: Jahmyr Gibbs 19.9%
–Highest Handle%: Bijan Robinson 22.4%
–Biggest Liability: Jahmyr Gibbs
–Odds Leader: Off the board

Defensive Rookie of the Year
–Highest Ticket%: Jalen Carter 20.7%
–Highest Handle%: Jalen Carter 33.6%
–Biggest Liability: Jalen Carter
–Odds Leader: Jalen Carter -250

–Field Level Media

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles new SB favorites as Jalen Hurts’ MVP odds shorten

The Philadelphia Eagles left Kansas City with a statement victory on Monday night that impacted both the Super Bowl and Most Valuable Player odds.

The most highly anticipated regular-season game on the 2023 schedule lived up to the hype, with the Eagles overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit to stun the Chiefs, 21-17.

Philadelphia improved to 9-1 and enters Week 12 with a one-game cushion over the Detroit Lions in the race for home-field advantage in the NFC.

That contributed to the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds shortening from +550 to +450 at DraftKings, where they are now the title favorites ahead of the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at +475. Meanwhile, the same three teams are co-favorites at +450 at BetMGM, where Philadelphia also shifted from +550.

Kansas City (7-3) is now second in the AFC standings, a half-game behind the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) and equal with Jacksonville, Miami and Cleveland. The Ravens saw their Super Bowl odds trimmed from +950 to +850 at DraftKings, while the Browns’ victory over Pittsburgh led to their title odds shortening from +5000 to +3500.

Monday night’s game also had an impact on the MVP odds.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts managed only 150 passing yards and threw an interception, but he did rush for a pair of touchdowns on 12 carries. He remained the MVP favorite at DraftKings, with his odds shortening from +280 to +250.

The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson were both +300 last week, but Jackson’s shifted to +350 while Mahomes moved to +400 following the loss.

Mahomes threw a pair of interceptions against Philadelphia and was plagued by numerous drops by his receivers, including three on the final drive that ended with Justin Watson unable to haul in a fourth-and-25 pass.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has the fourth-shortest odds at +500, followed by the 49ers’ Brock Purdy and the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott at +1500. Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud moved from +2500 to +1800.

Hurts also leads the way at BetMGM, where he is +250, followed by Jackson (+400), Mahomes (+450) and Tagovailoa (+500). No other player has shorter than Purdy’s at +1600.

The book reported that Hurts is its biggest MVP liability as he has been backed by the most total bets at 12.3 percent. Mahomes has drawn the most money at 12.9 percent.

NFL AWARDS ODDS (BetMGM)
NFL MVP
–Highest Ticket %: Jalen Hurts 12.3%
–Highest Handle %: Patrick Mahomes 12.9%
–Biggest Liability: Jalen Hurts
–Odds Leader: Jalen Hurts +250

Offensive Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Christian McCaffrey 11.8%
–Highest Handle %: Christian McCaffrey 21.0%
–Biggest Liability: Christian McCaffrey
–Odds Leader: Tyreek Hill +110

Defensive Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Aidan Hutchinson 16.1%
–Highest Handle %: Micah Parsons 23.6%
–Biggest Liability: Aidan Hutchinson
–Odds Leader: Myles Garrett +100

Comeback Player of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Russell Wilson 13.0%
–Highest Handle %: Damar Hamlin 46.1%
–Biggest Liability: Russell Wilson
–Odds Leader: Damar Hamlin -150

Coach of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Dan Campbell 37.8%
–Highest Handle %: Dan Campbell 42.0%
–Biggest Liability: Dan Campbell
–Odds Leader: Dan Campbell +125

Offensive Rookie of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Jahmyr Gibbs 26.3%
–Highest Handle %: Bijan Robinson 22.4%
–Biggest Liability: Jahmyr Gibbs
–Odds Leader: CJ Stroud -3000

Defensive Rookie of the Year
–Highest Ticket %: Jalen Carter 20.9%
–Highest Handle %: Jalen Carter 34.1%
–Biggest Liability: Jalen Carter
–Odds Leader: Jalen Carter -175

–Field Level Media

Feb 6, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) speaks with media during Super Bowl Opening Night at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles know payday near for QB Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts considers every game a chance to prove his worth, to the Philadelphia Eagles and every team that passed on the quarterback in his past.

Hurts, 16-1 this season and set to enter the final season of his contract in 2023, has already done more than enough to convince Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback is worth the investment.

“I don’t think he has anything to prove. He is an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible leader of the team on the field, off the field. He’s 24 years old, incredibly mature and, most importantly, driven to be even better,” Lurie said at Super Bowl LVII Opening Night on Monday. “What we’re seeing today I think is just the beginning for Jalen. This guy will attack every weakness as he has since high school, since college. The future is bright and very exciting for all of us.”

Hurts said he would consider his contract “later on” and wanted to keep the focus on the Eagles and the work he and the team put in to get to Glendale, Ariz., where the Kansas City Chiefs stand in the franchise’s way.

“We’ll kind of handle that later on,” Hurts said.

Every NFL team passed on Hurts at least once in the 2020 NFL Draft, which featured three quarterbacks among the top six selections — Joe Burrow (Bengals), Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) and Justin Herbert (Chargers). The Packers drafted Jordan Love 26th, 27 picks before Hurts was chosen.

When the Eagles drafted Hurts, it was on the heels of signing former first-round pick Carson Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension. In 2021, general manager Howie Roseman made the call to move on from Wentz, trading him to the Indianapolis Colts to clear a path for Hurts.

Even when the Eagles went 9-8 last season and support for Hurts was far from unanimous, Roseman said at his season-ending press conference that Hurts had earned the No. 1 job for 2022.

A roster-building strategy of surrounding young quarterbacks with great talent while they are still relatively cheap — Hurts is owed $4.2 million in 2023, when Deshaun Watson (Browns), Dak Prescott (Cowboys) and Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) have ’23 salary cap numbers over $48 million — isn’t new or novel. But the Eagles took advantage. Since drafting Hurts, the Eagles have also traded for Lions cornerback Darius Slay, Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown. Before the trade deadline in October 2022, Roseman acquired defensive end Robert Quinn from the Bears.

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson said that plan was part of the franchise commitment to Hurts catapulting forward in 2022. Johnson said expectations have not been exceeded, but met in Hurts’ 35-TD season.

“You could tell right away,” Johnson said. “Jalen has always been very intentional and we were very, very intentional with what we wanted to improve coming into this season and he took that to heart. The way he works, and the way he is as a person, it’s not a surprise at all.”

–Field Level Media

Jan 21, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) greets fans prior to an AFC divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman unlikely to play vs. Eagles

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman’s availability to play in Super Bowl LVII is trending in the wrong direction, coach Andy Reid announced Thursday.

Hardman initially sustained a pelvis injury during the Chiefs’ 20-17 overtime victory versus the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 6. He returned from a lengthy layoff on Sunday before aggravating the injury in Kansas City’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.

“I doubt that he’ll make the Super Bowl. He was not going to be denied the other day. That’s a tribute to the kid. He (pushes) himself like no other. He’s a tough, tough kid,” Reid said.

Hardman, fellow wideouts JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Kadarius Toney (ankle), and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (concussion) were not expected to practice on Thursday, per Reid. The coach, however, did share optimistic outlooks for Smith-Schuster and Toney, even going so far as to say Thursday that the former is in “in a good place” for the Super Bowl.

As for Jalen Hurts, the Eagles quarterback said Thursday that his ailing shoulder continues to progress with each passing day.

“I’m getting there. I’ve made it clear this whole time it’s something I’m dealing with,” Hurts said.

Also on Thursday, the Eagles opened the 21-day practice window for Arryn Siposs. The right-footed punter was placed on injured reserve after injuring his ankle on his plant leg during Philadelphia’s 35-10 victory over Tennessee on Dec. 11.

Siposs, 30, averaged 45.6 yards per punt in 13 games this season.

–Field Level Media

Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs against the New York Giants during an NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Futures faves: Preseason longshots Jalen Hurts, Eagles top Super Bowl futures board

Hours before the first snap of the preseason in August, the odds on futures bets for Jalen Hurts as Super Bowl MVP and the Philadelphia Eagles claiming the Lombardi Trophy were astronomical.

Entering Championship Sunday in the NFL, Hurts and the Eagles are the favorites for those limited-life futures.

BetMGM lists Hurts at +300 for Super Bowl MVP, ahead of Patrick Mahomes (+325) of the Chiefs, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (+350) and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (+700). 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (+1400) is the leading non-QB for the award, one slot ahead of Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (+2500).

In August, Hurts was +4000, meaning a $20 wager for the Super Bowl MVP future to cash would’ve carried a payout of $800 on a winning ticket.

Recall the 2021 postseason run and Super Bowl appearance for the Cincinnati Bengals, who opened the regular season at +10000 to win the Super Bowl.

The Eagles didn’t climb quite that high from preseason to Sunday’s championship game, but FoxBet offered Philadelphia at +3500. FanDuel listed the Eagles at +2200 and Caesars set the odds at +2000.

At present, the Eagles have the best odds to win the Super Bowl among the NFL’s final four teams with BetMGM offering Philadelphia at +240 ahead of the Chiefs (+260), Bengals (+275) and 49ers (+350).

These markets are fluid and will fluctuate during and after the championship games this weekend. If live odds are offered and a wager is considered on a team to rally as the Chiefs did against the Buffalo Bills in the 2021 divisional round, take a gander at futures markets.

As of Friday, the Eagles are +230 at FanDuel, then the Chiefs (+260), Bengals (+270) and 49ers (+320).

Preseason Super Bowl MVP Odds (Caesars Sportsbook)
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (+750)
Aaron Rodgers, Packers (+800)
Josh Allen, Bills (+950)
Matthew Stafford, Rams (+1400)
Dak Prescott, Cowboys (+1600)
Joe Burrow, Bengals (+1600)
Lamar Jackson, Ravens (+1600)
Russell Wilson, Broncos (+2000)
Tom Brady, Buccaneers (+2000)
Kyler Murray, Cardinals (+2000)
Justin Herbert, Chargers (+2000)
Ryan Tannehill,Titans (+3000)
Jonathan Taylor, Colts (+3500)
Cooper Kupp, Rams (+3600)
Mac Jones, Patriots (+3800)
Travis Kelce, Chiefs (+3800)
Kirk Cousins, Vikings (+3800)
Aaron Donald, Rams (+4000)
Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (+4000)
Jalen Hurts, Eagles (+4000)
Derrick Henry, Titans (+4000)
Derek Carr, Raiders (+4400)
Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins (+4500)

–Field Level Media