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Why Travis Kelce Could Make Super Bowl MVP History

Isaiah De Los Santos
Travis Kelce could make NFL history if he wins Super Bowl LV MVP.
Travis Kelce could make NFL history if he wins Super Bowl LV MVP. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Super Bowl MVP is a prestigious honor only reserved for the top talents in the league's biggest game. The award usually goes to the winning team's quarterback, although a handful of wide receivers and running backs have taken home MVP before.

Even a few defensive players have won Super Bowl MVP, but a tight end has never earned the award before.

Entering Super Bowl LV, though, Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce could be the talent to finally make history at his position.

Travis Kelce Super Bowl MVP Odds

Kansas City's tight end is currently at +1500 odds to win Super Bowl LV MVP, per FanDuel Sportsbook. That places him fourth, behind frontrunner Patrick Mahomes (-105), Tom Brady (+200) and Tyreek Hill (+1500).

Kelce's decent odds show that he's a legit threat to take home the award. The Chiefs tight end continues to smash NFL records for his position, and he's proved that he's one of the best receiving talents in the entire league.

Kelce's 2020 campaign was a career year, with the tight end posting bests in receptions (105), yards (1,416) and touchdowns (11) as one of Mahomes' favorite targets. Kelce's dominance has carried into the postseason, with the tight end totaling 227 yards and 3 TDs in the Chiefs' two playoff games so far.

He also burned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 8 catches and 82 yards in Week 12 when they met previously this season, so he already how to get the best of this defense, and that could pay off in the Super Bowl.

There are few players who have a legitimate chance at being Super Bowl MVP, but Kelce is one of them.

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