The long wait is almost over, with Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs kicking off later this Sunday evening. One of the most popular bets for the big game has been focused around which player named the Super Bowl MVP, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Much of this comes from who you think will win the game, however, it is possible a player from the losing team could still get the award, though it would be a long shot.
There is no question about who the favorite to win Super Bowl MVP is, with Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes boasting +110 odds to take home the award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Should the Chiefs win, he looks to be a near lock to win. However, the 49ers could slow the game down and edge out a hard-fought win, which could open the door for someone like Mahomes to still be MVP in a losing effort.
It's a long shot, but FanDuel Sportsbook gives +5500 odds to the possibility that the game's MVP will come from the losing team. Many things would need to go right for this scenario to play out, but it is not an impossible task.
Last Super Bowl MVP From Losing Team
Chuck Howley, a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, remains the only player in NFL history to win a Super Bowl MVP award playing for the losing team. Howley won it in Super Bowl V in 1971, when the Cowboys lost to Baltimore Ravens, 16-13.
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