- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the +110 favorite to be Super Bowl 56 MVP
- Tom Brady, QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is the +250 second betting choice
- Out of 55 previous Super Bowl MVPs, 30 were QBs – read below to find our MVP betting choice
History will be made when Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs square off with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday, Feb. 7th at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium.
It will be the first time in the history of the big game that the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the player who’s won the most Super Bowl MVP awards will be both playing in the game.
Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP last season as the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. Brady, who will be playing in his record 10th Super Bowl, has earned the MVP award in the game a record four times.
Super Bowl 56 MVP Odds
|Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)||+110|
|Tom Brady (Buccaneers)||+250|
|Tyreek Hill (Chiefs)||+900|
|Travis Kelce (Chiefs)||+900|
|Tyrann Mathieu (Chiefs)||+2000|
|Mike Evans (Buccaneers)||+2500|
|Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers)||+2500|
|Chris Godwin (Buccaneers)||+2500|
|Devin White (Buccaneers)||+2500|
|Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs)||+2500|
|Mecole Hardman (Chiefs)||+2500|
|Darrel Williams (Chiefs)||+2500|
|Shaquil Barrett (Buccaneers)||+3300|
|Sammy Watkins (Chiefs)||+3300|
|Ronald Jones II (Buccaneers)||+4000|
|Chris Jones (Chiefs)||+4000|
|Frank Clark (Chiefs)||+4000|
|Cameron Brate (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Antonio Brown (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Scotty Miller (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Jason Pierre-Paul (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Willie Gay Jr (Chiefs)||+5000|
|Lavonte David (Chiefs)||+6600|
|Jordan Whitehead (Buccaneers)||+6600|
|Antoine Winfield Jr (Buccaneers)||+5000|
|Demarcus Robinson (Chiefs)||+6600|
|Vita Vea (Buccaneers)||+8000|
|Le’Veon Bell (Chiefs)||+8000|
|Deone Bucannon (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Carlton Davis III (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Jamel Dean (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Sean Murphy-Bunting (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Ryan Succop (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Ndamukong Suh (Buccaneers)||+10000|
|Harrison Butker (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Rashad Fenton (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Anthony Hitchens (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Alex Okafor (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Byron Pringle (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Daniel Sorenson (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Juan Thornhill (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Charvarius Ward (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Damien Wilson (Chiefs)||+10000|
|Ke-Shawn Vaughn (Buccaneers)||+12500|
|Bashuad Breeland (Chiefs)||+12500|
|Anthony Sherman (Chiefs)||+12500|
|Darwin Thompson (Chiefs)||+12500|
|Mike Edwards (Chiefs)||+15000|
|William Gholston (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|Javon Hagan (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|Tanner Hudson (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|LeSean McCoy (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|Kevin Minter (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|Anthony Nelson (Buccaneers)||+15000|
|Gehrig Dieter (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Nick Keizer (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Marcus Kemp (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Tanoh Kpassagnon (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Ricky Seals-Jones (Chiefs)||+15000|
|L’Jarius Sneed (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Deon Yelder (Chiefs)||+15000|
|Andrew Adams (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Antony Auclair (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Ross Cockrell (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Cam Gill (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Steve McLendon (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Jaydon Mickens (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Pat O’Connor (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Ryan Smith (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Justin Watson (Buccaneers)||+25000|
|Bradley Pinion (Buccaneers)||+50000|
Odds as of Jan. 24th at DraftKings.
Through 55 Super Bowl games, 30 times the MVP has gone to a quarterback.
QB Or Not QB?
While three of the last four winners were QBs, only four of the past seven Super Bowl MVPs played the position.
When @VonMiller returned to where he became “Von Miller, #SB50 MVP.”
?: Super Bowl 50 at 8pm MT on @CBSSportsNet pic.twitter.com/KPekeIIBgQ
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 22, 2020
The honor has twice gone to defensive players in that seven-year span.
Super Bowl MVPs 2011-20
Odds as of Jan. 24th at DraftKings.
Two years ago, the Super Bowl MVP was New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.
Three Times Two?
Mahomes would be only the third player to be Super Bowl MVP in successive games.
Both of the the back-to-back winners were QBs – Green Bay’s Bart Starr (Super Bowls 1-2) and Pittsburgh’s Terry Bradshaw (Super Bowls 13-14).
Super Bowl LV is set.
Mahomes and the Chiefs vs. Brady and the Bucs.
A legendary matchup. @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/ZC1LHs6ZKt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2021
In Sunday’s 38-24 AFC Championship Game win over the Buffalo Bills, Mahomes completed 29 of 38 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns. If he does that on Super Bowl Sunday, he’ll walk off with another MVP.
The Chiefs suit up two other intriguing MVP possibilities. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill scored an AFC-leading 15 TDs. Travis Kelce set a new mark for reception yards for a tight end (1,416) this season. He caught 13 balls for 118 yards and two TDS against Buffalo.
Brady now has won as many NFC titles as both Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees have achieved in their careers. In his first season since leaving the Patriots, he joins Craig Morton (Dallas, Denver), Peyton Manning (Indianapolis, Denver) and Kurt Warner (Rams, Cardinals) as the only QBs to lead two different franchises to the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes won the Super Bowl last season and Tom Brady won it the previous season.
This will be the 1st ever Super Bowl between the last 2 Super Bowl-winning QBs. It’s also the 7th Super Bowl overall between QBs who had previously won one. pic.twitter.com/ERR1GR7RXe
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 25, 2021
In Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Green Bay, Brady passed for 280 yards and three TDs. He joined Eli Manning as the only visiting QBs to win an NFC title game at Lambeau Field.
No QB had ever led his team to the Super Bowl in their own stadium until now.
If Tampa Bay wins the Super Bowl, Brady will be MVP. Beat the drum for someone other than Tom at your own peril.
Pick: Tom Brady (Buccaneers) +250.