Super Bowl 54 MVP Odds: Drafting the 16 Best Picks for Chiefs vs. 49ers
Getty Images. Pictured: Raheem Mostert, Patrick Mahomes, Nick Bosa
- Who are the best Super Bowl 54 MVP bets? Our experts drafted 16 Chiefs and 49ers players based on the value of their odds.
- Spoiler: Patrick Mahomes might be the favorite, but the first pick in our draft was not a quarterback.
- Of the 16 players who made the cut, four were defensive players. (And yes, Nick Bosa was the first.)
Our NFL experts did a snake draft of the best Super Bowl 54 MVP bets based on the value of players’ odds to win. See how they ranked the odds of 16 Chiefs and 49ers players taking home the additional hardware.
The panel included Evan Abrams, Matthew Freedman, Chad Millman, Mike Randle, Chris Raybon, Sean Koerner, Stuckey and PJ Walsh.
Odds as of Friday and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.
Super Bowl 54 MVP Odds Draft
1. Raybon: Deebo Samuel +2400
While only seven of the 53 (13.2%) Super Bowl MVP winners have been wide receivers — eight if you count Packers WR/KR Desmond Howard in Super Bowl XXXI — four have come in the past 15 years (26.7%).
Over the past three games, Samuel accounted for 38.5% of San Francisco’s passing yardage. The rookie also has 20-plus rushing yards in five of the past seven games and has scored three touchdowns on the ground this season.
Samuel is a dual-purpose weapon who could easily lead the 49ers in receiving without a huge day from Jimmy Garoppolo, while his involvement in the ground game could allow him to steal production — and the MVP award — that would otherwise go to Raheem Mostert if the Niners win.
Here’s to hoping I can nail the winner for the second year in a row by taking a WR with longer than 20/1 odds!
2. Randle: Raheem Mostert +850
It’s been 22 years since a running back has won Super Bowl MVP, with Denver’s Terrell Davis last earning that title in Super Bowl XXXII. Certainly, the run-heavy 49ers present the best chance to end that drought, with the most likely candidate being Mostert.