Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman
- Julian Edelman has been named Super Bowl 53 MVP following New England's 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
- Edelman opened at 40-1 and was still available at 20-1 as recently as Saturday, providing a nice payout for MVP bettors.
By defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53, the New England Patriots cashed for the 66% of bettors who backed Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the spread.
In addition, wide receiver Julian Edelman offered a nice payout for those willing to take a crack at him to win Super Bowl MVP. As recently as Saturday, Edelman sat at 20-1 to win the award.
New England’s slot receiver was available at 40-1 back on Jan. 21, but bettors quickly moved him to 20-1.
Following a 10-catch and 141-yard performance, Edelman took home the hardware, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award since the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hines Ward earned MVP honors in Super Bowl 40.
Here’s the full list of Super Bowl 53 MVP odds, and how they’ve moved since opening:
In a game with just 16 total points scored, it’s not a surprise to see Edelman named MVP considering just one touchdown was scored and no defensive players stood out with game-changing plays.
In fact, Edelman accounted for 141 of the team’s 253 total yards gained through the air. To put this in perpsective, the Los Angeles Rams gained just 260 yards overall in Super Bowl 53.