One of the most popular Super Bowl bets is which player will win Most Valuable Player. Quarterbacks are always the favorites, and Patrick Mahomes (-105) and Tom Brady (+200) are the popular bets in Super Bowl 55 between the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP award 30 times. But what about taking a longshot who has emerged for the Chiefs? Running back Darrel Williams could be a major contributor in the running game and short passing attack.
Darrel Williams Super Bowl MVP Odds
Williams' odds to win Super Bowl MVP are +6500. He only rushed for 169 yards this season, but the undrafted running back out of LSU has seized the moment in the playoffs. Williams has taken the lead role with 130 rushing yards and a touchdown as Clyde Edwards-Helaire nurses hip and ankle injuries, and Le'Veon Bell (knee) also tries to get healthy and play again.
Seven running backs have won Super Bowl MVP. Williams would certainly be a surprise winner. He's been a back-up in the NFL playing behind top running backs for basically his whole career.
Williams will have a tough go against a league-best Buccaneers run defense, but he's also a capble receiver out of the backfield. Hitting paydirt at least once and some key runs and yards could put Darrel Willliams in the MVP discussion.
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