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Super Bowl 55 MVP Betting – Early Look at the Contenders

| January 14, 2021 12:01 pm PDT
Super Bowl MVP Contenders for 2021

Most people will wait until the week of the Super Bowl to start looking at the MVP market. After all, it’s a lot easier to pinpoint who’s going to win the Super Bowl 55 MVP when 30 of the 32 teams have already been eliminated.

The dilemma with that is by then, the odds attached to the two quarterbacks in the game will have significantly dropped compared to where they are at now.

All the top apps for Super Bowl betting have MVP odds out already, so why not assess some candidates ahead of the Divisional Round and get a jumpstart on the pricing?

Here are five Super Bowl MVP candidates worth pulling the trigger on now.

Patrick Mahomes (+275)

The Chiefs are the overwhelming favorite to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February, and rightfully so. Just two victories stand between Kansas City and a trip to Tampa Bay, and remember that KC is a double-digit favorite this Sunday against the Browns.

Regardless of what shakes out across the rest of the league, expect Patrick Mahomes’ Super Bowl MVP odds to be sliced in half by Monday morning should the Chiefs advance.

That’s basically a formality at this point if you ask me.

In other words, if you want to bet on Mahomes winning this award, latch on now. Soon, this +275 price tag will be long gone.

Aaron Rodgers (+550)

Waiting until the Super matchup is set means missing out on a grip of value in this particular betting arena. For example, you can snatch Aaron Rodgers winning the 2021 Super Bowl MVP right now at the handsome price of +550. All you have to do is head to XBet and lock the wager in.

Similar to Kansas City, Green Bay is just two home games away from playing in the Super Bowl. The Packers are a comfortable favorite (6.5 points) against a banged-up Rams squad on Saturday – a game that the Green Bay should have no issues winning.

A-Rod won his first Super Bowl MVP award on February 6th, 2011. Perhaps he stakes claim to his second exactly 10 years and 1 day later.

Josh Allen (+750)

How big of a role did Josh Allen play in the Bills first playoff win since 1995?

Well, Buffalo gained a total of 397 yards and scored three touchdowns last weekend.

Allen accounted for 378 of those yards (324 passing, 54 rushing) and was responsible for all three touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing).

Allen’s performance in the Wild Card game versus the Colts was masterful – just as his performances have been all season long. Hence, he’s in the conversation with Rodgers and Mahomes for the regular-season MVP.

Getting back to the here and now, the heart and soul of Sean McDermott’s squad has the Bills positioned as a slight favorite to emerge against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Considering many view Buffalo as the only legitimate threat to the Chiefs in the AFC, it’s safe to say that Josh Allen is currently one of the genuine Super Bowl MVP contenders.

Tom Brady (+1100)

My Super Bowl pick at the beginning of the season was the Chiefs vs. Buccaneers. Fast forward to mid-January and I’m still singing the same tune.

Of course, Tom Brady and the Bucs have to beat the Saints in New Orleans this Sunday first, but I’m liking their chances. Among the many motivating factors for Bruce Arians’ club, a chance to play in the Super Bowl in their own stadium has to be near the forefront. Fortunately for the team in West Florida, they have the man under center who can lead them to The Promised Land.

To help put TB12’s recent play in perspective, he’s PFF’s highest-graded quarterback since week 13.

When push comes to shove, Brady knows how to execute when the going gets tough. He’s “been there” and he’s “done that.” +1100 on Tom winning his fifth Super Bowl MVP in 2012 is an extreme bargain – even with eight teams still alive.

Tyreek Hill (+1600)

If there’s one non-QB I had to bank on being honored as the Super Bowl 55 MVP, my money is on Tyreek Hill. The Cheetah’s big-play ability has been on display all season long, but what he did to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in week 12 was just silly.

7 catches for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns – in the first quarter alone.

Hill would end the afternoon with a mammoth stat line (13-269-3) and finished the year with 15 TD catches in 15 games (sat out in week 17). Talk about returning to a specific venue with positive vibes brewing, Tyreek’s licking his chops at the thought of playing in the Super Bowl on that same turf.

The good news for Hill?

All signs are pointing to that being the case.

Betting on the Super Bowl MVP Candidates

Of all the Super Bowl MVP contenders to bet on right now, Patrick Mahomes at +275 certainly stands out. Tom Brady at +1100 is screaming with value – especially if you anticipate Tampa beating New Orleans on Sunday.

I’m not forgetting about Lamar Jackson and Drew Brees, I’m simply omitting them from this discussion based on how I envision the playoff matchups panning out.

If you’re looking for a Super Bowl MVP sleeper with a price tag that’s booming with upside, take a peek at Mike Evans at +12500. He’s got the same Super Bowl MVP odds in 2021 as Saints defensive end Trey Hendrickson.

Not convinced the Bucs can get it done this Sunday in the Superdome?

Have a look at Noah Davis’ Division Round upset picks. He might be able to change your mind.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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