Super bowl MVP Odds 2023: Who will the MVP be for Super Bowl 57?

Super Bowl MVP Odds 2023 – A Quick Overview

Well, the Wild Card Weekend is officially here, meaning just the creme of the crop will stay in contention to take that Vince Lombardi trophy home. Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t have teams with the highest odds of reaching the ultimate glory, but the National Football League has seen countless surprises at this stage.

As of now, the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are leading the race in the AFC and NFC, respectively, so one would expect them to square off at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 13th, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. But will that be the case? Let’s break it down as we discuss the leading candidates for Super Bowl MVP.

Jalen Hurts Leads The Odds

There was a stretch in the season when Jalen Hurts looked like a sure thing to be named Most Valuable Player. However, the often-doubt QB suffered a shoulder injury and missed the final stretch of the campaign.

Notably, that didn’t take a toll on the Philadelphia Eagles’ chances of going the distance in the postseason. When healthy, Hurts was a disruptive force on the ground and in the air, but his injury status will remain a concern. He’s now the oddsmakers’ favorite to win Super Bowl MVP at +110.

Other Super Bowl MVP Candidates

Patrick Mahomes

Looking at the Super Bowl MVP odds 2023, there’s not much of a surprise to see Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs almost leading the way with +130 odds. He’s already taken that distinction home, and he’s also the leading candidate to win regular-season MVP.

Mahomes has been on a tear since the start of the season, proving that he didn’t need Tyreek Hill to be at his best and becoming the face of the league’s most explosive offense. He can make plays with his arms and his feet alike, and it seems like he’s always on the verge of making a spectacular no-look pass to make a fool out of defenders.

AJ Brown (+1000)

Considering last year’s winner was a wide receiver (Cooper Kupp), it wouldn’t be that far-fetched to think that another one could take the award home this season. AJ Brown developed an instant rapport with Jalen Hurts, and he proved to be a superstar.

Brown has been one of the most explosive weapons in the Eagle’s passing game. He’s a physical mismatch on every route run and a perennial threat to take it all the way to the endzone. It’s a long shot, but most definitely one that’s worth the risk.

Travis Kelce (+1000)

Likewise, there’s also a chance a non-quarterback wind up being the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player. Travis Kelce is by far the best tight end in the league, a touchdown-scoring machine, and a guy you just won’t be able to tackle in the open field.

Kelce will have nearly two full weeks to heal from his injured back, and that’s terrible news for any defense. He’s already put up games of more than one touchdown reception, and you know he’s almost a lock to lead the team in targets and receiving yards.

Former Winners

Cooper Kupp (2022)

Well, it couldn’t go a different way. Cooper Kupp put the cherry on top of the sundae and capped one of the greatest seasons a wide receiver has ever had by taking home Super Bowl MVP honors after also winning the Triple Crown and being named Offensive Player of the Year.

Kupp’s chemistry with Matthew Stafford was unmatched, and it played a big role in their win over the Cincinnati Bengals, especially once Odell Beckham Jr. was ruled out with an injury. He hauled in 8 of 10 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Tom Brady (2021)

Tom Brady was the man of the hour throughout the whole campaign. He left the New England Patriots to shockingly join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, looking to prove that he didn’t need Bill Belichick to dominate and add even more silverware to his impressive collection.

Brady lived up to the expectations and reached undisputed GOAT status when he led the Bucs to a 31-9 Super Bowl win over the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. He threw for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns while completing 21 of 29 passes.

Patrick Mahomes (2020)

Patrick Mahomes’ first trip to the biggest stage didn’t disappoint in the slightest. He proved to be a special kind of talent when the Kansas City Chiefs faced the San Francisco 49ers, extending plays and torching their dominant defense en route to a 31-20 win.

The Texas Tech product introduced himself to the naysayers, completing 26 of 42 passes for a couple of scores and two picks, and adding nine rushes for 29 yards and one touchdown. The numbers may not be as impressive as others, but his impact went way beyond the stat line.

Julian Edelman (2019)

Julian Edelman’s career has been a subject of debate for quite some time now. While he wasn’t exactly athletic, flashy, or impressive by any means, he was Tom Brady’s most reliable target when he needed a first down or the game or the season was on the line.

That was at a full display in the playoffs, especially during Super Bowl LIII. The New England Patriots faced the Los Angeles Rams looking to avenge that heartbreaking loss to Nick Foles in 2018. Edelman had the performance of a lifetime with ten receptions on 12 targets for 141 yards, adding one carry for 8 yards.

Nick Foles (2018)

This is perhaps the most surprising of all Super Bowl MVPs listed here, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Nick Foles took over the injured Carson Wentz in the playoffs and led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first and only Super Bowl win in franchise history.

More surprisingly, Foles outplayed Tom Brady to lead his team to an unlikely win over the New England Patriots, a team fresh off a Super Bowl win. He threw for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, adding an iconic touchdown reception.

FAQs about Super Bowl MVPs

Technically, yes, but that hasn’t happened.

Yes, in 1971, OLB Chuck Howley won Super Bowl MVP for the Dallas Cowboys despite his team losing to the Baltimore Colts.

The winner of the NFC Championship Game will face the winner of the AFC Championship Game.

Super Bowl LVII will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the home of the Arizona Cardinals.

We’ve had 56 Super Bowls thus far.