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Why Tyreek Hill is a Legit Threat to Win Super Bowl MVP

Isaiah De Los Santos
Kansas City Chiefs star wideout Tyreek Hill has a legitimate chance to win Super Bowl LV MVP.
Kansas City Chiefs star wideout Tyreek Hill has a legitimate chance to win Super Bowl LV MVP. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Heading into the Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl LV clash, it's no surprise that the starting quarterbacks are favored in the odds to win MVP. Historically, this is a QB-friendly award, with quarterbacks taking home the honor 30 out of a possible 54 times.

However, that doesn't rule out a skill position or defender winning Super Bowl MVP. Seven wide receivers have earned the award before, and Kansas City Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill will hope to become the eighth in February.

Hill's Super Bowl MVP case is incredibly strong heading into this matchup.

Tyreek Hill Super Bowl MVP Odds

The Kansas City wide receiver has the third-highest odds to win Super Bowl LV MVP at +1400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Hill is an electric talent, burning opposing defenses in the regular season for 87 catches (tied for a career high), 1,276 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns (career high). He also added 2 rushing touchdowns, which demonstrates his ability to find the endzone at any given opportunity with the ball in his hands.

During Hill's standout year, he had the best performance of his career in Week 12, which came against this same Buccaneers team. In that matchup, he went off for a career-best 269 receiving yards and 3 TDs, using his elite speed to give Tampa's secondary nightmares.

Even if he doesn't approach almost 300 yards again, a solid Super Bowl outing with 100-plus yards and one or two touchdowns would put Hill right in the MVP conversation.

That's around the numbers Julian Edelman (141 yards), Santonio Holmes (131 yards, 1 TD) and Hines Ward (123 yards, 1 TD) posted in their MVP wins, and Hill has already proved he can reach those stats against Tampa.

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