Super Bowl 55 MVP Bets & Sleeper Picks: Could A Non-QB Win?

Here’s our complete guide to Super Bowl 55 MVP Bets and Super Bowl MVP Sleeper Picks to consider, with Super Bowl LV Bet Tips from Pauly Parlays and Anthony Cervino.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs square off in Super Bowl 55 at the Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium at 6:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Odds and lines used for Chiefs-Buccaneers Picks are from PointsBet, current as of Saturday, Jan. 30.

Read our full Super Bowl 55 Betting Guide, which includes Super Bowl LV Bet Tips, Chiefs Player Prop Bets and Buccaneers Player Prop Bets.

Super Bowl 55 MVP Bets & Super Bowl MVP Sleeper Picks

Like everything else, quarterbacks have dominated Super Bowl MVPs by position since the award’s inception. Here is how it shakes out:

  • Quarterback: 30
  • Running Back: 7
  • Wide Receiver: 7
  • Linebacker: 4
  • Defensive End: 2
  • Safety: 2
  • Cornerback: 1
  • Defensive Tackle: 1
  • Kick Returner: 1

However, Pauly and Anthony are also targeting other non-quarterbacks, including the NFL’s best player at his position; a talented offensive sidekick; and a scorching-hot defender who’s made a huge impact in the postseason.

Super Bowl MVP Best Bets

PAULY PARLAYS

1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs (-110)

Player Prop

-110

Patrick Mahomes: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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The man who won the Super Bowl MVP just last season is, of course, the favorite to win the award again. If the Chiefs take home their second straight Super Bowl, it will likely be due to the play of their star quarterback. Mahomes won the MVP last year going 26-of-42 for 286 yards and two TDs in Super Bowl 54, and as long as the Chiefs go back-to-back, their QB should end up lifting the Pete Rozelle Trophy as well.

Plus, the QB position is by far the likeliest to win the MVP. Through 54 Super Bowls, a QB has won the award 30 times. A QB winning the Super Bowl MVP is so much the obvious choice that you can take the “Position of MVP” prop, select “QB,” and get both Mahomes and Brady together at -300 odds, though you’re sacrificing a bit of payout there.

2. Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers (+200)

Player Prop

+200

Tom Brady: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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Speaking of TB12, he is amazingly the “value” play here. Brady already has an NFL-record four Super Bowl MVPs from his time with the Patriots, and 2-to-1 odds are outstanding, especially if you think the Buccaneers are going to win the big game.

If the Bucs win, the chances of anyone else winning the MVP award is honestly slim to none, based on the rhetoric alone — Brady goes to Tampa and leads them to another Super Bowl win. It’s Brady or bust when it comes to a Tampa Bay player winning the MVP award.

3. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (+1000)

Player Prop

+1000

Travis Kelce: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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This one is interesting as it would be a first. No tight end has ever won the Super Bowl MVP. But Kelce isn’t your typical tight end. He had 105 receptions for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns in the regular season. In two playoff games this season, he has 21 grabs for 227 yards and three TDs.

If Kelce can put up a game like Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman (10 catches, 141 yards), then he’s got a shot with these 10-to-1 odds.

Sleeper: Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs (+5000)

Player Prop

+5000

Mecole Hardman: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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All the way back in Super Bowl 31, Desmond Howard put on a show. The kick/punter returner for Green Bay not only had a 99-yard kick return TD but also racked up 244 all-purpose yards. It’s that kind of impact that Hardman would have to have in order to win the Super Bowl MVP.

He’s the only true longshot that I think can win the award due to his starting role in the Chiefs’ offense as well as his kick/punt return ability on the team’s special-teams unit.

Imagine dropping $10 to win $500? That’s wouldn’t be a bad way to close out Super Bowl Sunday.


 

ANTHONY CERVINO

1. Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers (+200)

Player Prop

+200

Tom Brady: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs (-110)

Player Prop

-110

Patrick Mahomes: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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Spoiler alert. I like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl 55. Three of the four players mentioned in my Super Bowl LV MVP Bet Tips are Buccaneers. You can read my Super Bowl 55 Bet Tips here.

Since I am picking the Buccaneers, naturally, my favorite to win Super Bowl MVP is Tom Brady. If I liked Kansas City to win, Patrick Mahomes would be here. While Mahomes is the odds-on favorite to in at his (-110) odds, Brady is second at his (+200) mark.

Since I consider Brady and Mahomes to be interchangeable, you should be placing your wager according to the team you think will win.

A quarterback has won the Super Bowl MVP honor 54.5% of the time. Thus, a terrific bet would be on one of the quarterbacks.

With the Total to the game set 56.5 points, ample points are expected to be scored. Both Brady and Mahomes will play a big role in that, especially if you like the Over, wager one of the signal-callers. They are both poised for monster games.

Back in Week 12’s meeting between these two clubs, Brady (345) and Mahomes (462) combined for 807 passing yards and five touchdowns. They each passed for three scores apiece. Meanwhile, Brady threw two picks while Mahomes lost a fumble.

Brady leads all players with four Super Bowl MVP awards. Mahomes has one.

3. Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers (+2500)

Player Prop

+2500

Leonard Fournette: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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Leonard Fournette could be in line for a big game. Fournette has played a big role in why the Buccaneers are in the Super Bowl, compiling three consecutive productive games in the playoffs.

In each of Tampa Bay’s three postseason matchups, Fournette has totaled 74+ scrimmage yards with a touchdown. He went for 100+ total yards with a score in two of those games.

While the presence of Ronald Jones, who did play well in Week 12 against the Chiefs, can not be ignored, Fournette is the hot hand in the backfield.

Although the Chiefs do not give up a ton of points, teams can run on them. The Chiefs surrendered the 12th-most rushing yards per game (122.1) in 2020. They are allowing 120.5 in the playoffs.

The stars are aligning for Fournette to have a big game. While quarterbacks have won a massive 30 MVP awards, running backs and wide receivers are tied at second-most with seven each.

Sleeper: Sean Murphy-Bunting, CB, Buccaneers (+15000)

Player Prop

+15000

Sean Murphy-Bunting: Super Bowl LV MVP

KC @ TB | 02/07, 7:30 PM ET

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Since I wrote up the quarterbacks and logical RB choice above, now I can really put on my thinking cap and find players I believe have a shot at MVP. To have a chance, you need to have an impactful game.

If the game is close, what can potentially happen to either:

  • Blow it open the game open for the leading team?
  • Put a trailing team back in the game?
  • Break a tie?
  • Shift the momentum?

The first answer that comes to mind is a pick-six. Sean Murphy-Bunting, c’mon down.

If you haven’t been paying attention, Murphy-Bunting has had a sensational postseason in the takeaway department. He has three interceptions — one in all three playoff games this year. He also has five passes defensed and 13 total tackles, including one for a loss.

Since Murphy-Bunting is hot, this could be the game in which he gets one and takes it home. Patrick Mahomes does not make a lot of mistakes. He’s only thrown six interceptions this season. Mahomes has only thrown two picks in seven postseason starts, both last season.

But (we think) he’s still human. If Murphy-Bunting makes a game-shifting play, he could have a chance at MVP. Only one cornerback has ever won Super Bowl MVP (Dallas Cowboys’ Larry Brown in Super Bowl XXX).

In fact, the last time the Buccaneers won a Super Bowl, Dexter Jackson won MVP with his two interceptions.


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