Super Bowl LVII is right around the corner, with the festivities scheduled for Sunday, February 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Allegiant Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to win their second consecutive title after beating the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but the San Francisco 49ers are hellbent on stopping Patrick Mahomes and Co. Betting on the Super Bowl is always loads of fun because there’s a plethora of options to splash some cash. Aside from betting on the actual game itself, Super Bowl MVP props are another. Below, we’ll discuss some of the contenders and their chances of winning the award.
Mahomes is of course the frontrunner to win Super Bowl MVP with +130 odds. 49ers QB Brock Purdy is next at +220, followed by workhorse Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce. To be honest, it’ll probably come down to these four as to who will be named SB MVP, but you never know.
Patrick Mahomes (+130)
Mahomes previously won Super Bowl MVP last year and also in 2020. He’s no stranger to showing out on the big stage. The Chiefs superstar was brilliant in the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens, completing 30 of 39 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce stepped up in a big way as his primary option, reeling in 11 catches. While there weren’t a ton of touchdowns, Mahomes was efficient and the KC offense is starting to figure things out after an inconsistent regular season. We’ll see if Mahomes can do some damage against a Niners defense that is elite but struggled in the NFC Championship.
Brock Purdy (+220)
I don’t think Brock Purdy himself would’ve guessed he’d be in the Super Bowl after being selected as the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. That being said, “Mr Irrelevant” has proven that he is an elite quarterback who can lead an offense. Purdy earned the QB1 job this year with San Francisco and put himself in the MVP conversation, completing nearly 70% of his throws for 4,280 yards and 31 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 3.7 yards per carry. Yes, this 49ers offense has so many weapons, but you cannot ignore Purdy’s consistency nearly every week. He was 20 for 31 in the NFC Championship against the Detroit Lions. Although Purdy hasn’t faced the Chiefs this year, he’ll be confident in spoiling the party and perhaps even winning SB MVP.
Christian McCaffrey (+450)
The 49ers aren’t here without CMC. It’s that simple. The former Stanford standout is a Swiss Army knife who can do it all. McCaffrey rushed for 5.4 yards per carry this season and 14 touchdowns while also grabbing 67 receptions for seven TDs and 564 yards. Tell me someone else who can put up those numbers. CMC also balled out against the Lions, running for two TDs on 20 carries and 90 yards. He also had four catches. The Chiefs defensive unit will surely be focused on stopping McCaffrey’s production, but that will not be easy. He is destroying everyone at the moment.
Travis Kelce (+1400)
While Kelce’s odds are substantially lower at +1400, we all know what he’s capable of. Kelce is Mahomes’ favorite target and even though he had a down year, the tight end made up for it in the AFC Title Game with 11 grabs on 11 targets for 116 yards and a score. It doesn’t get much better than that. It feels unlikely a TE wins Super Bowl MVP, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kelce in contention for the award if the Chiefs do win and he makes a difference in the outcome.
Deebo Samuel (+2200)
McCaffrey isn’t the only one who can contribute in more ways than one for the 49ers. Deebo Samuel is a running back and a pass-catcher. Deebo had 60 grabs for 892 yards in 23′ and rushed for 6.1 yards per carry on 37 touches. Not a huge sample size but that average yardage is truly ridiculous. If he and McCaffrey can do that next Sunday, the Chiefs could have a tough time winning this one.
Isaiah Pacheco (+2500)
Pacheco had a wonderful year for the Chiefs, rushing for 4.6 yards per carry and seven TDs. He also reeled in 44 catches. He’s an integral piece of the Kansas City attack and should be involved a lot in the Super Bowl. However, a running back rarely wins Super Bowl MVP, so he’s probably one to look past.
Super Bowl MVP Props Picks
Let’s be honest, it’s always a QB who takes home SB MVP. The best bets are definitely a bit of cash on both Mahomes and Purdy.