The Super Bowl MVP award isn't always as cut and dry as the regular season MVP award. Yes, just as is the case in the regular season, ties always seem to go to quarterbacks, and the winning quarterback of the Super Bowl is very often at least considered on the short list for Super Bowl MVPs. That's why it shouldn't be surprising that, in one of the most highly anticipated showdowns in Super Bowl history between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, it's the quarterbacks who are easily the favorites to be the MVP of the game.
Chief amongst them is almost obviously Tom Brady, who opened at -110 and moved slightly to -114 to win the Super Bowl MVP. He's the quarterback for the Patriots, the 3-point favorites to win the Super Bowl, and the quarterback on the favored team to win it all is, without a shadow of a doubt, always the favorite on the odds to win Super Bowl MVP. Brady has won the MVP of the Super Bowl before -- three times in fact, most recently in Super Bowl 49. That said, Brady is no lock, especially if someone like a Chris Hogan has as big of a game as he had in the AFC Championship Game. On top of that, it's of course no guarantee that the Pats are going to win the game, and a losing quarterback has never won Super Bowl MVP in the past.
Next in line is definitively Matt Ryan. He opened at +185 and has already dipped to +151, largely due to the fact that he has one of the highest over/unders in passing yardage for prop purposes we've ever seen at 320.5. Matty Ice has his supporters for sure. He's almost certainly going to be voted as the MVP of the league, and if he was to go on and win the Super Bowl, he'd become the first man to win the MVP and the Super Bowl in the same season since 1999. The list of men to win both Super Bowl MVP and regular season MVP is insanely short. That list? Kurt Warner, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Bart Starr. You might have heard of some of those guys before.
That said, we must remember that two of the last three Super Bowl MVPs have actually come on the defensive side of the ball. So though it might be tempting to back Julio Jones at +1847 (opened at +1600), Julian Edelman at +2589 (opened at +2000) or Hogan at +4500 (opened at +3300), it's worth remembering that no wide receiver has won Super Bowl MVP since Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl 43. Furthermore, no running back has claimed the honor since Terrell Davis in Super Bowl 32. LeGarrette Blount is the top running back in the pecking order for Super Bowl MVP at +1638, down from his opening price of +2000. Since then, four defensive players and three wide receivers have earned the honor, while the winning quarterback of the game has been Super Bowl MVP in every other instance.
Tom Brady -114
Matt Ryan +151
LeGarrette Blount +1638
Julio Jones +1847
Julian Edelman +2589
Devonta Freeman +2911
Dion Lewis +3673
Chris Hogan +4500
Tevin Coleman +5500
Vic Beasley +7000
Martellus Bennett +7000
Taylor Gabriel +7500
Mohamed Sanu +7500
Danny Amendola +8500
Malcolm Butler +9500
Field - Any Other Player +1533
The Superbowl MVP winner is chosen by NFL fans that vote during the game on the Internet or by using cellular phones and by a panel of 16 American football writers.
The media panel's ballots count for 80 percent of the vote tally, while the viewers' ballots make up the other 20 percent. Prior to Super Bowl XXXV, only the media panel selected the MVP.
Definitely among the most popular betting options for the superbowl game are the odds to win Super Bowl MVP and for this years big game the oddsmakers have Peyton Manning a is an 8/5 odds-on favorite to win in Super Bowl 48, with teammates Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno and Wes Welker going off at longer odds of 10/1
while Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson MVP odds at 7/2, but not far behind him is tailback Marshawn Lynch at 4/1. Lynch could become the first running back to win the award since Bronco Terrell Davis back in 1998, according to the list of Super Bowl player props.
Despite the fact that Seattle is known for its shutdown defense, the MVP is almost always awarded to the top offensive performer of the game, as has been the case in each of the last 10 Super Bowls.
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