The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are set to compete in Super Bowl LVIII to determine the winner of the game and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. History shows that the starting quarterbacks have a good chance of winning the MVP, with the winning team’s QB taking the award in 56% of all previous 57 Super Bowls. Since 2000, 16 quarterbacks have been named MVP.
Patrick Mahomes, a key player in the upcoming Super Bowl, has won the MVP award twice before. Bookmakers have made Mahomes the favorite to win the MVP for a third time. His rival, Brock Purdy, has also risen to prominence in the NFL and is a potential Super Bowl MVP candidate.
Mahomes will be a major player in the Super Bowl, but Purdy will be eager to make an impact. The 49ers are aiming to win their first title in 30 years, while the Chiefs hope to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in the XXXVIII and XXXIX editions.
In 2023, Mahomes threw a career-high 14 interceptions with 4,183 yards and 27 touchdown passes, his lowest numbers since the 2019 season. However, in three postseason games, he has shown improvement, throwing for 718 yards and completing 68% of his passes with no turnovers. The Chiefs also have a strong defense to support Mahomes.
If Mahomes earns another MVP award, he will join a select list that includes Hall of Fame legends Tom Brady and Joe Montana, the only players to win the award three or more times.
The odds for the Super Bowl LVIII MVP, according to bettors, are as follows:
– Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs: +140
– Brock Purdy, QB, 49ers: +225
– Christian McCaffrey, RB, 49ers: +450
– Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: +2100
– Isaiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs: +3500
– Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers: +3500
In addition to the quarterbacks, other players with a high chance of earning Super Bowl MVP recognition are Kelce and rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice. Kelce has been a top target for Mahomes in all three Super Bowl appearances, and Rice has become Mahomes’ secondary target, with a significant increase in passes thrown his way since Week 12.
The Super Bowl LVIII MVP award will be highly anticipated, and both teams have players who could make a significant impact and earn the prestigious title.
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