Matthew Stafford's first year in Hollywood feels like it was lifted straight out of a cheesy '90s movie. After spending the first 12 years of his career toiling away in mediocrity with the Detroit Lions, Stafford joined the Los Angeles Rams, had his best season ever, and led them to the Super Bowl in year one.
And the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook suggest he's likely to cap off this magical run with a Super Bowl LVI MVP award.
Matthew Stafford Super Bowl MVP Odds
Stafford is currently favored to win the award at +125, nearly doubling the second-place Joe Burrow (+230). Of course, he's the quarterback on the team favored to win, so this shouldn't come as much of a shock.
The QB on the winning side has won the award in four of the last five Super Bowls. The lone exception was Julian Edelman in Super Bowl LIV, but that was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever and only featured one touchdown.
The award has trended this way for quite some time, as nine of the last 12 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks as well.
But don't let that minimize what Stafford has done this season. He threw for 287.4 yards per game with 41 touchdowns on 8.1 yards per attempt. The former No. 1 overall pick has also upped his game in the postseason, throwing for 301.7 yards per game with 8 total TDs to 1 INT on a whopping 9.1 yards per attempt.
It seems like the only person capable of beating Stafford is himself. He tossed a league-high 17 interceptions in 2022, and that number could give some bettors pause.
But if he plays mistake-free football, the 34-year-old should wrap up his storybook first season in Hollywood with a Lombardi and the Super Bowl LVI MVP.
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