Super Bowl 55 options an all-time quarterback matchup between Kansas Metropolis’s Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady.
Mahomes gained final 12 months’s Super Bowl MVP award after main the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the 49ers. Brady has gained Tremendous Bowl MVP honors 4 occasions in his profession — the most of any player. Mahomes (-115) and Brady (+200) are the favorites to in Tremendous Bowl MVP honors this 12 months, and a quarterback has gained the award in 30 of 53 Tremendous Bowls.
That mentioned, we’re all the time searching for sleepers. 4 defensive gamers and 4 receivers have gained the award since 2000, in order that’s the place we’ll begin.
Tremendous Bowl MVP sleepers to observe
Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs (+1000)
Hill is the very best wager outdoors the quarterbacks figuring out the big-play receiver did within the first assembly. He had 13 catches for 269 yards and three TDs, together with scores of 20, 44 and 75 yards, respectively. Hill has the identical odds as teammate Travis Kelce (+1000), however of all of the pass-catchers on this recreation, he’s the almost certainly to offer a collection of “wow” performs that would propel him to the award. He had 9 catches for 105 yards in final 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl.
Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers (+1200)
A working again hasn’t gained this honor since Terrell Davis in Tremendous Bowl 32, so it is a robust wager to start out. Fournette would want a heavier workload – and that would occur if the Bucs attempt to restrict Kansas Metropolis’s possessions. He totaled 211 speeding yards, 102 receiving yards and three TDs in Tampa Bay’s three playoff video games.
Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers (+2800)
This could be the very best worth play among the many sleepers listed. Evans scored twice within the regular-season assembly in opposition to the Chiefs, and he had TDs in opposition to the Saints and Packers within the playoffs. He is the very best red-zone goal for Brady. If Evans one way or the other catches the game-winning TD and tops 100 yards, this could occur.
Tyrann Mathieu, S, Chiefs (+4000)
Mathieu has the very best odds amongst defensive gamers, and that is due to his penchant for game-changing performs that dates again to varsity. He had six interceptions within the common season and one in opposition to the Browns within the divisional playoffs. It might take a multiple-interception recreation to have an opportunity, and Mathieu is all the time across the soccer.
Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs (+5000)
We touched on the working backs, and Damien Williams had a Tremendous Bowl MVP case final season. It is simply robust to try this when Mahomes is the lead participant within the offense. Darrel Williams has been the Chiefs’ main rusher within the playoffs, however it will take a giant recreation in yardage with a number of TDs. How a lot will he share with Clyde Edwards-Helaire? Will Le’Veon Bell take some touches? It is a robust promote.
Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs (+5000)
Hardman is a long-shot model of Hill, and touches could possibly be a problem. That mentioned, the Chiefs may have a number of wrinkles for the speedster on this recreation, and his worth within the return recreation is a plus. Bear in mind when Desmond Howard took over Tremendous Bowl 31 as a particular groups’ ace for the Packers? Hardman probably gained’t get the identical alternatives, however he is likely one of the few gamers who could make the game-changing home-run play.
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Buccaneers (+6600)
Teammate Shaquil Barrett (+5000) has higher odds, and that’s the simpler greatest. Pierre-Paul is coming off a two-sack efficiency in opposition to the Packers within the NFC championship recreation. With Eric Fisher (Achilles) out, the Chiefs face a problem in blocking Tampa Bay’s defensive finish. Pierre-Paul was a consider New York’s Tremendous Bowl 46 victory in opposition to Brady and the Patriots with two tackles and two passes defensed. May Pierre-Paul ship a multiple-sack efficiency and trigger a turnover? It is attainable.
Devin White, LB, Buccaneers (+6600)
White has higher odds than teammate Lavonte Davis (+10000), and that is due to the flexibility to rack up tackles (140) and sacks (9 within the common season). White may simply put up double-digit tackles on this recreation, and if Tampa Bay can pressure a number of turnovers he’ll probably be concerned. Three of the final 4 defensive gamers to win Tremendous Bowl MVP honors have been linebackers.
Scotty Miller, WR, Buccaneers (+10000)
Bear in mind when Julian Edelman gained Tremendous Bowl LIII MVP honors? Brady fed Edelman in that recreation, and the receiver made the massive performs. Miller is not practically as focused, however he had his greatest video games in opposition to AFC West groups this season. Miller proved within the NFC championship recreation he could make the massive play on the proper time.