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Who are the Super Bowl MVP favorites?

It should be no surprise that two top candidates for NFL MVP, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, are also the top candidates to win the Super Bowl MVP.


Super Bowl LVII is set between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes unsurprisingly lead the way in the Super Bowl MVP race.

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Indeed, it is usually a quarterback who wins this coveted award, although not always. There have been 25 of 56 non-quarterbacks to have won Super Bowl MVP, including Rams wide receiver Cooper Krupp, who won it in last year’s Super Bowl. Only 10 defensive players have ever won the award, the most recent of which was linebacker Von Miller for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Of course, whichever team wins the Super Bowl will be an important detail in deciding which player wins MVP of the game. There has been just one time in NFL history when a player from the losing team won the Super Bowl MVP award - Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley in 1971 when they lost to the Colts.

The Pete Rozell trophy will be given to the player who makes the biggest, best, and most impactful difference for his team.

So, let’s take a look at the odds and who’s in the running for Super Bowl LVII.

Super Bowl LVII MVP favorites

Jalen Hurts, QB Eagles, +110

Jalen Hurts is the top favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP award this year. With sports books like BetMGM and FanDuel, Hurts is the +110 favorite.

Hurts and the Eagles soared to the top of the NFC in the regular season. Hurts has only lost one game as the starter for Philly this season. He missed a couple games at the end of the season due to a shoulder injury, but that hasn’t stopped him in the playoffs. It did, however, prove just how valuable Hurts is to the success of the team. They lost both the games he didn’t start.

Patrick Mahomes, QB Chiefs, +130

Mahomes is the second-favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP this year at +130 odds.

Mahomes knows what it takes to bring his team to Super Bowl victory. He won Super Bowl MVP when the Chiefs beat the Niners in Super Bowl 54 in 2019. This time, he’ll have to get past the no. 1 Eagles and fellow MVP contender Jalen Hurts. When the Chiefs found out Mahomes would be playing in the AFC Championship game despite a high ankle sprain he suffered the week before, they went from 1,5-point underdogs to 2-point favorites. He ended up bringing them to victory over the Bengals with 326 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Super Bowl LVII MVP mid-range tier

Travis Kelce, TE Chiefs, +1000

Travis Kelce could make history by becoming the first tight end to ever win a Super Bowl MVP. He is Mahomes’ favorite target and always proves hard to answer to for opposing defenses. In the postseason, he’s had a combined 21 catches for 176 yards and three touchdowns. In the AFC Championship game, he made his 15th receiving touchdown in the postseason, tied with Rob Gronkowski for second all time. It would be hard to get the win over Mahomes, but if Kelce manages to get a few touchdowns in the Super Bowl, it’s not impossible.

A.J. Brown, WR Eagles, +1000

If a quarterback isn’t winning the Super Bowl MVP award, it’s usually a star receiver who is. If Eagles WR A.J. Brown wins it, he would join Julian Edelman and Cooper Kupp as the third wide receiver to win the award in the last five years. Brown ended the regular season with career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns, but has not had as great an impact in the postseason yet. If he can have another game with over 150 receiving yards though, he may be in the discussion if the Eagles win.

Miles Sanders, RB Eagles +2200

The Eagles offense is not short of talent. Miles Sanders rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 31-7 victory over the Niners last week. Only seven running backs have ever won the Super Bowl MVP and the most recent was Terrell Davis all the way back in 1998 when the Broncos beat the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII.

DeVonta Smith, WR Eagles, +2500

DeVonta Smith hasn’t had quite the season Brown has, but has still been an extremely impactful player for the Eagles, with 1,197 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season and five games with over 100 receiving yards.

Isiah Pacheco, RB Chiefs +3500

Again, the odds of a running back winning the award are slim, but Isiah Pacheco is an impactful player without a doubt. In the Chiefs’ win over the Bengals last week, he rushed 10 ties for 26 yards and secured five of six targets for 59 yards, plus returned two kickoffs for 45 yards.

Super Bowl LVII MVP long shots

On the list of long shots, we have two defensive players who, if any could win it, it would be them.

Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick would be a good bet to be the defensive winner of the award as he’s been unstoppable all season long, including in the postseason. He’s accounted for 3.6 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in the playoffs.

Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones had one of the best defensive performances of any player all season in their victory over the Bengals last week. He had 10 pressures, five QB hits, and two sacks. Those aren’t just numbers - they were impactful. Of those 10 pressures, Burrow was 2-of-6 passing for 17 yards, sacked twice, got an intentional grounding call, and was forced to scramble away for just three yards. On Jones’ final Burrow sack, he forced a Bengals punt, which led to the Chiefs’ game-winning drive.

It’s unlikely that backup Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne would win Super Bowl MVP, but if anything does happen to Mahomes and he has to take over and the Chiefs win, it might just happen. He took over for Mahomes when he sprained his ankle in the Divisional Round against the Jaguars.

Here’s the list of the long shots to win the Super Bowl MVP:

  • Haason Reddick, +4,000
  • Chris Jones, +4,000
  • Jerick McKinnon, +5,000
  • Darius Slay, +6,000
  • Dallas Goedert, +6,000
  • Chad Henne, +10,000

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