And For His Next Act, Ryan Fitzpatrick Will Disappear!

Any player can look good in a game or two (lookin' at you, Fitzpatrick), but what Kansas City quarterback, Patrick Mahomes has done on the football field this season is no fluke.

Through two games, Fitzpatrick has put up some great amazing numbers. #14 has thrown for 819 yards and just one interception on 79% passing. I love a good underdog story, and I'd love to believe that Fitzpatrick will keep the magic going all season, but that's just not who he is.

We've seen this from him before. He's had some huge games sprinkled among a lot of terrible or subpar games. Ryan Fitzpatrick-led teams just don't win. Since entering the league in 2005, he's 50-70-1 as a starter. Only in 2015 did he lead a team to a winning record (NY Jets). The next season, they went 3-8 with Fitzpatrick as the starter. Simply put, I wouldn't bet on Ryan Fitzpatrick to win MVP (+3300) if you gave me the money.

The Fitzmagic show has been great to watch. The man is playing his heart out, he's having fun, and he has the full support from his team (for now). But history has shown that the show won't last. There's only so many tricks left in his act. Whatever odds he's paying, don't bite. This is a bet that won't pay off. It'll be fun to watch until it gets ugly. And when it gets ugly, head coach Dirk Koetter won't hesitate to pull him for the younger, more talented Jameis Winston.

Reality will hit Fitzpatrick hard when he gets mauled Khalil Mack at Soldier Field in Week 4.

Pat Mahomes, on the other hand, is just that good. Through three games, the Andy Reid-led quarterback has completed 67% of his passes for 896 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. He's playing mistake-free football on a well-coached team with a lot of potential this season.

Mahomes has an arsenal of offensive weapons at his disposal. Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce. This is a seriously skilled group of men, arguably better than and well-balanced than any other Andy Reid coached team. And while he's getting good protection in the backfield, he's shown to make things happen with his feet.

Patrick Mahomes started the season at +10000 odds to win the NFL MVP in 2018. After Week 2, he moved up to +1200 to take home the league's top honor. Odds aren't out after his Week 3 performance, but you can bet your last dollar he's improved yet again.

It'll be interesting to see how Pat Mahomes does against some of the league's better defenses. Luckily for KC, they're not exactly facing killers on defense. Their schedule until their Week 12 bye week looks like this: @ Denver, vs Jacksonville, @ New England, vs Cincinnati, vs Denver, @ Cleveland, vs Arizona, @ L.A. (Rams). Just three (Jaguars, Browns, Rams) of their next eight games are against top 15 defenses. After their bye week, they play @ Oakland, vs Baltimore, vs L.A. (Chargers) @ Seattle, and vs Oakland. Only Baltimore is a top 15 team.

Mahomes and KC should stroll into the playoffs which makes his odds of winning the MVP award just that much better. KC sits atop the AFC West with a 3-0 record. They're also the only team with a favorable point differential (+26). The Denver Broncos are 2-1 with a -9 point differential. The Chargers sit in third place at 1-2 with a -10 point differential. Al Davis' $100M man and his Oakland Raiders are 0-3 with a -19 point differential.

This kid's just going to get better. The longer you wait, the more expensive his price will be. Don't forget that had Carson Wentz not gotten injured, he likely would have won MVP last year. Don't be afraid of the youngster. Patrick Mahomes is the truth. Bet on the young chief.