Even as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers get a welcome week off before prepping for the big game, CSB does not take a week off from covering Super Bowl LVIII. Today, our focus will be on the contenders for the Super Bowl MVP. Patrick Mahomes is the top choice for the Super Bowl MVP, with odds of +120. Both Kansas City and San Francisco have a wealth of potential MVP winners, but the MVP award has historically been dominated by quarterbacks. Quarterbacks have won the MVP trophy 32 times, eclipsing the combined total of 26 won by all other positions.
It is important to give overwhelming attention to the two quarterbacks, and tie the bet to the anticipated Super Bowl winning team’s quarterback. In the last seven Super Bowls, this strategy has been successful five times. However, it’s always fun to speculate, so we will also consider non-QB hopefuls for the Super Bowl MVP.
Nine players are highlighted in the odds table, including two quarterbacks, three wide receivers, two running backs, a tight end, and one defensive player. Patrick Mahomes stands out as the top choice in the MVP race, considering his outstanding performance and the likelihood of the Chiefs winning the championship. Other hopefuls include Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey, Travis Kelce, and Deebo Samuel.
The longshots include Brandon Aiyuk, Isiah Pacheco, Rashee Rice, and Nick Bosa. While they face greater odds, they still have a chance of securing the MVP trophy. The article takes a unique approach by predicting that Patrick Mahomes will claim the MVP trophy as the obvious choice, but also throws in a “Hail Mary” bet on Brandon Aiyuk for a chance that he puts his stamp on the highest stage. Overall, it’s important to consider both history and wild speculation when betting on the Super Bowl MVP.