Winning the NFL MVP is one of the top individual accomplishments a football player can achieve in the regular season. Winning the Super Bowl MVP award, however, is a whole other level of prestige, because it usually comes alongside a Lombardi Trophy.
By leading the Kansas City Chiefs over the Philadelphia Eagles, QB Patrick Mahomes picked up his second NFL title and second Super Bowl MVP in 2023. Below you can find a breakdown of Mahomes’ MVP win and the full odds before we refresh for the 2024 playoff run.
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Patrick Mahomes Wins Super Bowl 57 MVP
Despite a busted ankle and a halftime deficit, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes rallied the Kansas City offense and led a comeback over the Eagles to win the title. With 182 passing yards and three passing touchdowns, Mahomes earned a ring and his second Super Bowl MVP. He became the first player since Kurt Warner in 1999 to win NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP in the same season.
The KC QB was +135 to win the award prior to the game, only behind Eagles QB Jalen Hurts in the opening odds. Here’s a full list of those pre-game odds:
Here were the 2023 Super Bowl MVP odds prior to kickoff, where Jalen Hurts was a narrow favorite:
Odds as of February 12
Super Bowl MVP Best Bet: Patrick Mahomes (+135)
Betting on a quarterback to win the Super Bowl MVP is a safe bet – it’s usually just about nailing which one. While Hurts is the betting favorite, the slight odds value we get from betting on Mahomes makes all the difference.
In his five seasons as Chiefs starter, Mahomes has risen to the occasion in the playoffs regularly. He has a 66.7 percent completion rate, 31 passing touchdowns and just seven interceptions. On a busted ankle against the Bengals in the AFC championship game, he threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns on efficient passing. Even with some solid skill-position players like Pacheco and Kelce, it’s Mahomes who makes the Chiefs go. If they win the Super Bowl on Sunday, it’ll be him hoisting the MVP at the end of the game.
Value Pick: Haason Reddick (+2500)
Now if the Eagles manage to win, Hurts is an obvious pick. But Philly’s path to victory is less about scoring and more about containing and hitting Mahomes. No Eagles player has a bigger task than edge rusher Haason Reddick.
Reddick had a resurgent season with the Eagles, leading the league in forced fumbles, earning a Pro Bowl selection and racking up a career-high 16 sacks. He’s filled the stat sheet all season, including 3.5 more sacks in the playoffs. If Reddick can stay hot, nab a few big sacks and maybe force a turnover, he could get the nod over Hurts for MVP.
We were initially on Reddick as a great value play when his odds opened at +4000, but even at this line there’s still good value to be had.
Super Bowl MVP Deep Sleeper: JuJu Smith-Schuster
When we’re going way down this board, we’re looking for two things: (1) big-game potential and (2) someone with a reasonable path to winning the MVP.
JuJu checks both those boxes. The Chiefs receiver has posted two contests of 100-plus receiving yards and two of 10-plus receptions already this season, proving he has the ability to go off. And while there are certainly more likely MVP candidates, wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Julian Edelman have recently proven this is an award WRs can win in the modern era.
Super Bowl MVP Has Belonged To Quarterbacks
In Super Bowl 56, receiver Cooper Kupp became the eighth wideout to win the Super Bowl MVP award. However, the Super Bowl MVP award has historically belonged to quarterbacks, who have won the trophy 31 times. The MVP has gone seven times to running backs, four times to linebackers, and twice each to defensive ends and safeties.
If you look at the Super Bowl MVP odds above, you can see that the sportsbooks expect another QB to win the award, and history tells us they’re right.
Super Bowl MVP Betting History
|LVI||Cooper Kupp||Wide Receiver||+500|
|LIII||Julian Edelman||Wide Receiver||+2000|
|XLIII||Santonio Holmes||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|XL||Hines Ward||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|XXXIX||Deion Branch||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|XXXII||Terrell Davis||Running Back||N/A|
|XXXI||Desmond Howard||Kick Returner||N/A|
|XXVIII||Emmitt Smith||Running Back||N/A|
|XXV||Ottis Anderson||Running Back||N/A|
|XXIII||Jerry Rice||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|XX||Richard Dent||Defensive End||N/A|
|XVIII||Marcus Allen||Running Back||N/A|
|XVII||John Riggins||Running Back||N/A|
|XII||Harvey Martin & Randy White||DE/DT||N/A|
|XI||Fred Biletnikoff||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|X||Lynn Swann||Wide Receiver||N/A|
|IX||Franco Harris||Running Back||N/A|
|VIII||Larry Csonka||Running Back||N/A|
Super Bowl MVP Odds FAQ
Can I bet on the Super Bowl MVP?
Yes, you can bet on the Super Bowl MVP. Being crowned the NFL regular-season MVP is one thing, but being named MVP of the Super Bowl is another level of excellence. And while it’s typically the quarterback of the winning team who wins the award, it’s still fun to bet on Super Bowl props such as the Most Valuable Player award.
How often have quarterbacks won the Super Bowl MVP?
The Super Bowl MVP has been won by a quarterback a whopping 31 times. Wide receivers are a distant second with eight Super Bowl MVPs while running backs have won it seven times. Linebackers have won the Super Bowl MVP on four separate occasions, while safeties and defensive ends have each won the prestigious award twice.
Who was the Super Bowl MVP in 2022?
Wide receiver Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams was the Super Bowl MVP in 2022. Kupp snagged eight passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including the winning score on a one-yard toss with 1:25 remaining as the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.