There have been 10 defensive players who have won Super Bowl MVP. When the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Feb. 7 for Super Bowl 55, the defenses will have their hands full trying to slow the two MVP favorites, Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.
However, a win by the Chiefs increases the sports betting odds for Kansas City's undisputed leader on defense, Tyrann Mathieu.
Tyrann Mathieu Super Bowl MVP Odds
Mathiew is an MVP longshot with odds of +5000. But his skills and ability to make game-changing plays makes him one to consider for Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl LV.
The All-Pro safety had 6 interceptions in 2020, including one returned for a touchdown. Mathieu is having a strong postseason with a team-leading 13 tackles (11 solo) plus an INT and a tackle for loss. The eighth-year pro's versatility as a play-making safety who can also play in the box makes the Chiefs defense far better.
Mathieu is a game-changing play away from MVP consideration in Super Bowl 55.
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