Super Bowl 55 will take place on February 7 and features a marquee matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the game is almost too close to call, with Super Bowl odds slightly favoring the Chiefs, there are a couple clear favorites when it comes to who will win the Super Bowl MVP award in the final game of the season.
Super Bowl 2021 MVP Odds
Right now it seems to be a battle between the two starting quarterbacks as Patrick Mahomes leads the way with odds set at -105, according to the opening odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. He is followed closely behind by Tom Brady with odds set at +200.
Other Chiefs players with MVP odds include tight end Travis Kelce (+1500), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (+1700), running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+3700), and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (+5000). On the Buccaneers side, the odds are rounded out by running back Leonard Fournette (+2600), wide receivers Mike Evans (+3700) and Chris Godwin (+3700), and tight end Rob Gronkowski (+8500).
Super Bowl MVP History
There is a reason the quarterbacks are front and center here. Overall, a quarterback has won the Super Bowl MVP award 30 times, which is 23 times more than the next-closest position. Mahomes led the Chiefs with 325 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on Sunday, while Tom Brady threw for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns.
There is no doubt that this game is going to be a battle for the ages. However, it'll take an impactful and impressive performance to take home the Super Bowl MVP award. It'll definitely be interesting to see who steps up in the big game.
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