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How Many Wide Receivers Have Ever Won Super Bowl MVP?

Larry Rupp
How many wide receivers have ever won Super Bowl MVP?
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The Super bowl MVP award has long been dominated by the quarterback position. It takes a truly amazing stat line for another offensive skill player to take home the honors. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp certainly delivered that kind of performance in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kupp was named Super Bowl LVI MVP after racking up 92 yards on 8 receptions (10 targets) and scoring 2 touchdowns. The NFL Offensive Player of the Year even hauled in the game-winning TD with just under two minutes left. Let's take a look at the elite group of WRs he joined in the process.

How Many Wide Receivers Have Ever Won Super Bowl MVP?

Overall, eight wide receivers have earned the Super Bowl MVP Award. That is the most among any position group outside of QB. Lynn Swann was the first pass-catcher to accomplish the feat after he posted 161 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions back in Super Bowl X (1975 NFL season).

Since then, a number of dynamic playmakers have etched their name in history, including Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. The legendary 13-time Pro Bowler balled out against the Bengals when he played in Super Bowl XXIII by hauling in 11 passes for a whopping 215 yards and 1 touchdown.

Kupp also became the fifth WR since the turn of the century to be named Super Bowl MVP. The Rams star was on the sidelines during Super Bowl LIII and had to watch Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots tear his team apart. Edelman logged 141 yards on 10 catches during his MVP performance.

Wide Receivers That Won Super Bowl MVP

- Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl LVI)
- Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (Super Bowl LIII)
- Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl XLIII)
- Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl XL)
- Deion Branch, New England Patriots (Super Bowl XXXIX)
- Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIII)
- Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland Raiders (Super Bowl XI)
- Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl X)


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