Super Bowl MVP Odds - Betting Guide For SB Most Valuable Player 2023

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Quarterbacks always find themselves at the top of Super Bowl MVP odds boards and this year is no exception with Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts as the signal-callers. Hurts opened as the favorite to win Most Valuable Player at most books with +120 odds. Mahomes was +125 right after downing the Bengals in the AFC title game.

While QBs are almost always favored to win the prestigious award, a WR won game MVP just last year as Rams star Cooper Kupp took home the hardware. Kupp was +600 to win the award just prior to the start of the game.

Super Bowl MVP odds

View updated Super Bowl MVP odds below. Find Super Bowl Most Valuable Player odds for Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, AJ Brown and more.

Super Bowl MVP favorites

Here we will look at the Super Bowl MVP favorites to win the award. Go here for Super Bowl 57 odds.

Patrick Mahomes : Playing with a badly sprained ankle that he seemed to aggravate multiple times, Mahomes still carried the Chiefs in the AFC Championship with 330 passing yards and a key scramble to set up the winning field goal. Mahomes completed passes to eight different receivers in the first quarter and wound up finding 10 different targets after he lost Kadarius Toney and JuJu Smith-Schuster due to injuries. The Super Bowl LIV MVP brings experience to the biggest stage and he is the maestro behind a complex aerial attack.

Jalen Hurts : The Eagles are a run-heavy team with Hurts providing a constant threat to use his legs against opposing defenses. His powerful driving ability allows Philly to convert on short yardage and goal line situations even when the defense knows what’s coming. Hurts hasn’t been asked to pass much in two blowout wins this postseason, but he posted a career-best 103.6 passer rating during the regular season. 

Travis Kelce : After setting a postseason record for a tight end with 14 catches in the Divisional Round, Kelce got off to a hot start with the opening TD in the AFC Championship. When the Chiefs lost two starting receivers, was doubled relentlessly by the Bengals, so we’ll see if he can produce against the Eagles top-rated pass defense. 

A.J. Brown : The Eagles have only attempted 49 passes through two games with Hurts completing 31 of those attempts, and Brown has only caught 7 of those balls. The top receiver is capable of far greater production if Philly gets into a close game in the Super Bowl. Brown opened with around +1200 Super Bowl MVP odds.

Devonta Smith : While less physical than Brown, Smith has been a top option for Hurts in critical situations and he topped 100 receiving yards in four of his last six appearances during the regular season. 

Haason Reddick : The Eagles pass-rushing LB had a huge first half with a sack and a forced fumble that left Brock Purdy (elbow) unable to be effective the rest of the NFC Championship. If he leads Philly’s pass rush in another dominant performance, he could become the third LB to win the SB MVP in 10 years. 

Miles Sanders : Sanders typically gets the opening carries for Philly, but the Eagles are rotating three backs and both Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott found the end zone – along with Jalen Hurts – in their blowout win over San Francisco. 

Darius Slay : Slay has graded among the top corners in football this season and he could make a run for SB MVP if he picks off Mahomes once or twice. 

Chris Jones : The Defensive Player of the Year candidate came up with two clutch sacks to stop the Bengals offense and he will play a vital role in slowing down Philadelphia’s running game.

Isiah Pacheco : A powerful runner with good burst between the tackles, Pacheco had a TD in the AFC Championship called back by an iffy holding penalty. The New Jersey native will try to find the end zone in the Super Bowl against his hometown Eagles.

Jerick McKinnon : The receiving specialist was notably absent from Kansas City’s offense in the second half despite all the injuries to their receivers. If Pacheco doesn’t find success against Philly’s stout defensive line, McKinnon could see a lot of work in the short passing game. 

Marques Valdez-Scantling : With Kadarius Toney, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman all out due to injuries, the former Packers WR stepped up with a go-ahead TD in the third quarter and he should serve as a top target for Mahomes in the Super Bowl. 

Dallas Goedert : If the Eagles are forced to throw in a high-scoring game, Goedert could serve as a top option against a Chiefs team that lacks good play at safety. 

Chad Henne : The Chiefs backup QB is on the board at +7000 on the off chance that Mahomes gets injured early and is forced out of the Super Bowl. 

JuJu Smith-Schuster : The former Steelers WR had a few big games with the Chiefs this season, but is mostly utilized as an underneath target for Mahomes. 

Brandon Graham : The Eagles have talent at all three levels on defense with T.J. Edwards and Graham flanking Reddick in the linebacking corps. 

Frank Clark : Perhaps the best outside pass rusher for the Chiefs could make a big impact by sacking Hurts and/or stopping the Eagles read-option game. 

Kenneth Gainwell : Gainwell is a versatile weapon who sometimes lines up at receiver and he could score multiple TDs from multiple spots. 

Kadarius Toney : Toney suffered a scary non-contact injury in the AFC Championship but could get cleared in time to make an impact in his first Super Bowl appearance. 

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Super Bowl MVP history

Quarterbacks dominate the list of favorites per usual; although, two LBs (Malcolm Smith and Von Miller) and two WRs (Julian Edelman and Cooper Kupp) have accounted for four of the award recipients over the past nine Super Bowls.

Tom Brady (+600) has won three Super Bowl MVPs in that span and Patrick Mahomes (+450) became the youngest SB MVP two years ago. Aaron Rodgers (+450) is tied with Mahomes atop the odds table as the Packers prepare to host the 49ers in the Divisional Round.

The Super Bowl MVP debuted in the first SB, which featured the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in January of 1967. The Packers cruised to a 35-10 victory and QB Bart Starr won the MVP with 250 yards, two TDs and a pick. The next year, Green Bay won another SB title with Starr again winning MVP thanks to a modest line of 202 yards and a TD.

That would set the precedent for the award, which as gone to QBs 30 of 54 years since its inception. The MVP has gone to seven running backs and seven wide receivers, and a defensive player has won 10 times.

Yet unlike the NFL regular season MVP award — which has gone to QBs 32 times and RBs 20 times, with one defensive player (Harlon Hill, 1955) and one WR (Jerry Rice, 1987) winning the award — sometimes the Super Bowl MVP can come out of nowhere.

In the past 20 years, Tampa Bay safety Dexter Jackson and Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith stand out as the most unlikely SB MVPs, while LBs Von Miller and Ray Lewis have also won on the strength of great defensive performances. Green Bay’s Desmond Howard became the only kick returner to win SB MVP in 1997 after totaling 244 return yards and a TD.

Return TDs have become increasingly rare in today’s NFL and defensive battles are also few and far between due to rule changes. Even in a 13-3 slugfest in Super Bowl 53, WR Julian Edelman was named MVP with 10 receptions for 141 yards. Quarterbacks had won seven of the previous nine awards.

In Super Bowl V, Cowboys LB Chuck Howley was named MVP despite Dallas losing, 16-13, to the Colts. This marks the only time a player from the losing team has been named MVP, although Tom Brady came relatively close in 2018 when he threw for 505 yards and 3 TDs in a 41-33 loss to the Eagles.

Brady holds the record with five total Super Bowl MVPs, followed by Joe Montana (3), Terry Bradshaw (2), Eli Manning (2), and Bart Starr (2). The Cowboys have produced the most SB MVPs with 7, followed by the Steelers (6) and Patriots (6).

Super Bowl MVPs

Voted on by a panel of 16 sportswriters, the MVP award has been given to the player who has the biggest impact on the outcome of football’s biggest annual game. Since 2001, electronic fan voting has accounted for 20 percent of the vote with the media panel accounting for 80 percent of the vote.

YearMVPTeam
2022Cooper Kupp (WR)LA Rams
2021Tom Brady (QB)Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020Patrick Mahomes (QB)Kansas City Chiefs
2019Julian Edelman (WR)New England Patriots
2018Nick Foles (QB)Philadelphia Eagles
2017Tom Brady (QB)New England Patriots
2016Von Miller (LB)Denver Broncos
2015Tom Brady (QB)New England Patriots
2014Malcolm Smith (LB)Seattle Seahawks
2013Joe Flacco (QB)Baltimore Ravens
2012Eli Manning (QB)New York Giants
2011Aaron Rodgers (QB)Green Bay Packers
2010Drew Brees (QB) New Orleans Saints
2009Santonio Holmes (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers
2008Eli Manning (QB)New York Giants
2007Peyton Manning (QB)Indianapolis Colts
2006Hines Ward (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers
2005Deion Branch (WR) New England Patriots
2004Tom Brady (QB) New England Patriots
2003Dexter Jackson (S) Tampa Bay Bucs
2002Tom Brady (QB) New England Patriots
2001Ray Lewis (LB) Baltimore Ravens
2000Kurt Warner (QB) St. Louis Rams
1999John Elway (QB) Denver Broncos
1998Terrell Davis (RB) Denver Broncos
1997Desmond Howard (WR/KR) Green Bay Packers
1996Larry Brown (CB) Dallas Cowboys
1995Steve Young (QB) San Francisco 49ers
1994Emmitt Smith (RB) Dallas Cowboys
1993Troy Aikman (QB) Dallas Cowboys
1992Mark Rypien (QB) Washington Redskins
1991Ottis Anderson (RB) New York Giants
1990Joe Montana (QB) San Francisco 49ers
1989Jerry Rice (WR) San Francisco 49ers
1988Doug Williams (QB) Washington Redskins
1987Phil Simms (QB) New York Giants
1986Richard Dent (DE) Chicago Bears
1985Joe Montana (QB) San Francisco 49ers
1984Marcus Allen (RB) Los Angeles Raiders
1983John Riggins (RB) Washington Redskins
1982Joe Montana (QB) San Francisco 49ers
1981Jim Plunkett (QB) Oakland Raiders
1980Terry Bradshaw (QB) Pittsburgh Steelers
1979Terry Bradshaw (QB) Pittsburgh Steelers
1978H, Martin (DE), R. White (DT) Dallas Cowboys
1977Fred Biletnikoff (WR) Oakland Raiders
1976Lynn Swann (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers
1975Franco Harris (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers
1974Larry Csonka (RB) Miami Dolphins
1973Jake Scott (S) Miami Dolphins
1972Roger Staubach (QB) Dallas Cowboys
1971Chuck Howley (LB) Dallas Cowboys
1970Len Dawson (QB) Kansas City Chiefs
1969Joe Namath (QB) New York Jets
1968Bart Starr (QB) Green Bay Packers
1967Bart Starr (QB) Green Bay Packers