Jessie Bates III Odds to Win Super Bowl 56 MVP in 2022 Rams vs Bengals on FanDuel Sportsbook (Updated)

Larry Rupp
Jessie Bates III odds to win Super Bowl MVP in 2022.
Jessie Bates III odds to win Super Bowl MVP in 2022. / Kirk Irwin/GettyImages

There's no doubt that the Cincinnati Bengals enter Super Bowl 56 with momentum on their side. Two straight upset wins have guided them to the biggest stage and a major reason why has been the efforts of the defense. The Bengals are allowing just 19.7 points per game during the NFL Playoffs.

Free safety Jessie Bates III has been posting shutdown coverage throughout the season and it hasn't stopped in the postseason. He is proven to be capable of making a game-changing play, which should make his odds to win Super Bowl MVP intriguing to bettors looking to get in on the action.

Jessie Bates III Super Bowl MVP Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook lists Bates at +20000 to win the award. That ranks him outside the top 20 players in the Super Bowl and outside the top 10 among Bengals players. The fourth-year pro has been proving the doubters wrong throughout his entire career and cannot be ruled out, though.

It's worth noting that Bates has already broken up five pass attempts during Cincinnati's three playoff games. That surpassed his regular season total mark of 4 and he even logged an interception in the Divisional Round. Bates finished the 2021 season with the fourth-most tackles on the Bengals (88).

Los Angeles Rams' quarterback Matthew Stafford led the NFL in both interceptions and pick-sixes this season. He has made crucial mistakes time and time again, so the idea of Bates causing a game-changing turnover isn't too farfetched.

Has a Safety Ever Won Super Bowl MVP?

A defensive player has taken home the Super Bowl MVP award 10 times, but a safety has earned the honors just twice. Dexter Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last accomplished the feat back in 2003 when he racked up two of the team's five interceptions on the day.

Bates has a tendency to be involved on almost every play and his nonstop motor makes him an exciting player to watch. He has a shot to be the latest defensive player to put together a fourth quarter play that earns him the title as Super Bowl MVP.

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