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It’s widely assumed that the Cincinnati Bengals will take Joe Burrow atop the NFL Draft, and the latest mock drafts all reflect that. But when it comes to 2020 NFL MVP potential, Tua Tagovailoa is seen as a better bet.

According to SportsLine, Tagovailoa has shorter odds to win the 2020 NFL MVP award than Burrow: “Tua Tagovailoa has +8000 NFL futures odds to win MVP next season at the Westgate Las Vegas, better than the +10000 price of Joe Burrow.”

This may not be entirely due to what these players are capable of doing on the field. It may have more to do with where they will land. Since Burrow is assumed to be heading to Cincinnati, it’s not hard to imagine he will struggle as a rookie on a team that has a lot of needs.

Though, if Tagoailoa ends up where most assume he will, he’ll have a hard time finding success right away, too

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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