Deebo Samuel was one of the buzziest players on the San Francisco 49ers' prior to Super Bowl LIV. And after two quarters of action, Deebo has certainly lived up to the hype.
He's been the most effective weapon on the team, tallying 62 yards from scrimmage on just six total touches in the first half. This performance has also caused his Super Bowl MVP odds to skyrocket, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Deebo was listed at +4500 to win the award prior to kickoff, but his odds have already shot all the way up to +1000 at half time.
Of course, it's not hard to see why. Both of his carries have gone for at least 17 yards, and he's leading the 49ers in both rushing and receiving at halftime.
Given that Super Bowl MVP almost always gets awarded to a player on the winning team, Deebo will likely need the 49ers to secure a second-half victory for him to win the award.
But, if his first half is any indication, he certainly has a chance.
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