Van Jefferson Odds to Win Super Bowl 56 MVP in 2022 Rams vs Bengals on FanDuel Sportsbook (Updated)
By Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Rams head into a Super Bowl 56 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals with a reputation of being a dangerous passing team. A wide receiving core headlined by Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. is set to wreak havoc, but don't overlook the team's best deep threat in Van Jefferson.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is set to sling it against a Cincinnati defense that allowed 247.7 passing yards per game during the regular season (No. 26 in NFL). That makes Jefferson a valuable Super Bowl MVP dart throw for any sports bettors looking for an underrated option.
Van Jefferson Super Bowl MVP Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook lists Jefferson at +10000 to win the award, which ties him for the 12th-best odds among all players and the eighth-best odds among all Rams players. The simple fact is that Jefferson only needs to connect on one or two long plays to completely change the game.
The second-year pro averaged an impressive 16.0 yards per reception in 2021 and tallied four 40-yard plus plays. Overall, Jefferson racked up a 802 yards and 6 touchdowns on 50 receptions (89 targets). His 79-yard TD grab in Week 12 remains one of the highlight plays of LA's season.
Jefferson has taken a back seat on offense during the playoffs, but that could change on Sunday night. The Bengals have been susceptible to the long ball all season long and gave up the third-most 20-yard plus passing plays in the NFL (65).
Has a Wide Receiver Ever Won Super Bowl MVP?
A wide receiver has taken home the Super Bowl MVP award seven times, yet it has only been done once in the last 12 years. Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots earned the honors in 2019 when he hauled in 10 receptions for 141 yards and added an eight-yard rush as well.
Jefferson's impact on this game could come in a variety of ways, whether that is posting his first 100-yard game of the season or catching the game-winning touchdown pass. With Cincinnati focused on Kupp and Beckham, the 25-year-old has a shot to exploit its secondary by finding the open gaps.
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