Super Bowl 55 MVP Odds: Patrick Mahomes Ahead of Tom Brady as Betting Favorite
Mark Brown/Getty Images. Pictured: Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the betting favorite to win Super Bowl 55 Most Valuable Player award, which would make him just the third player to earn the honor in consecutive years. which would make him just the third player to earn the honor in consecutive years.
According to odds at DraftKings, Mahomes is even money (+100) to win the award, beating out Tom Brady (+200) in the odds. Currently, the star quarterbacks are in a tier of their own on the board.
The order should come as no surprise; it’s generally a quarterback award given to the winning team’s starter and the Chiefs are the betting favorite. However, it might be a surprise that back-to-back MVPs have been so rare.
Bart Starr received the first of two awards with Green Bay, winning Super Bowl I and II. It didn’t happen again until Super Bowl XIII and XIV when Terry Bradshaw won the awards for Pittsburgh. And it hasn’t happened since.
That’s twice out of the nine repeat Super Bowl champions.
The Chiefs are looking to be the first repeat title winner since Tom Brady’s New England Patriots did it in Super Bowl XXVIII and XXIX. Brady won the MVP the first year; Deion Branch won MVP the following year.
Should Brady outperform Mahomes and lead Tampa Bay to the crown, it could potentially be his fifth Super Bowl MVP award.
It’s not always a quarterback award, though. In the 15 years since Branch won, five non-quarterbacks have taken the honors. Three receivers have won it: Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes and Julian Edelman. Linebackers Malcolm Smith and Von Miller are the other two winners.
If it’s not a quarterback this year, Mahomes’ two favorite threats are next in line. Tyreek Hill (+1200) and Travis Kelce (+1300) stand alone in the next tier of options before we reach another Tampa Bay player.
Leonard Fournette (+2500) is just ahead of Kansas City rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+2800), as well Tampa Bay teammates Mike Evans and Chris Godwin each +3000 odds.
Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (+4000) is the top defensive option.
The oddsboard is robust with just about every possible player listed. Out of 54 previous Super Bowls, the MVP has gone to a quarterback 33 times. Running backs and receivers have each won seven awards. Four linebackers have won Super Bowl MVP.
The rest of the breakdown is as follows: Two defensive ends, two cornerbacks, one safety and a return man.
Odds to win Super Bowl 55 MVP
|Willie Gay Jr.||+10000|
|Antoine Winfield Jr.||+12500|
|Carlton Davis III||+20000|
Odds via DraftKings.