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Remember when anyone in the NFL could've signed Drew Brees back in March? Wow, do these teams look foolish for not snagging him or what? The long-time New Orleans Saints quarterback is closing in on his first MVP award, now the betting favorite over Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Brees is playing the best football of his career, and people are finally starting to notice. He's already led the Saints to an NFC-best 9-1 record after thrashing the Eagles this past Sunday. With no signs of slowing down, Brees is now at the top of the charts.

Mahomes just threw for 400+ yards and six touchdowns and still took a back seat to Brees. That tells you everything you need to know. 

Brees is just 36 yards away from another 3,000-yard season and added 25 touchdowns with just one interception to go along with it. He has the highest QBR in the league, and of his career, to go along with a gaudy 76.9 completion percentage, also the highest he's ever thrown.

Mahomes was the favorite heading into his Monday night showdown, but Brees recently jumped over him. That's what happens when you throw four touchdowns against the defending champs.

Brees still has matchups against the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers still on his schedule. 

Tonight's glorious matchup against the Atlanta Falcons will give him yet another chance to show the world why he's in the driver's seat right now for MVP. 

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