Super Bowl 52 MVP Futures Odds
Who will be heading to Disneyland after winning MVP honors at Super Bowl 52? Figure that out and you could earn a nice payout at Bovada Sportsbook.
Unless, of course, Tom Brady wins another Super Bowl MVP. Brady, who already has four Super Bowl MVP trophies, is the overwhelming favorite on the Super Bowl MVP futures at Bovada Sportsbook, coming in at -110. If Brady does win again, you won’t win much on your bet.
Following Brady on the futures odds is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles at +325. It should come as no surprise that the two starting quarterbacks top the odds, as a quarterback has won the Super Bowl MVP more than every other position combined. It’s 28 quarterbacks, to be exact, in 51 Super Bowls, with a quarterback winning the MVP in six of the last eight years.
After Brady and Foles, the odds quickly increase, starting with Rob Gronkowski at +900, and Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola and Jay Ajayi all at +1800.
If Gronkowski were to win the MVP, he’d make Super Bowl history as the first tight end ever to win the award.
Lewis and Ajayi may have an uphill climb facing them if they hope to snag MVP honors. Surprisingly, only six running backs (and one fullback) have won the Super Bowl MVP. It’s been two decades since the last running back did it, with Terrell Davis winning in Super Bowl 32. If you’re looking for real value at running back, you may want to look at James White at +4000 or LeGarrette Blount at +3300.
Amendola is getting the best odds among wide receivers after catching a pair of touchdowns in the AFC championship. Other options include Brandin Cooks at +2200, Alshon Jeffery at +2200 and Chris Hogan at +6600. Only six wide receivers have won the MVP, with the last being Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl 43.
The real wild cards on the Super Bowl MVP futures are defensive players. In Super Bowl history, 10 defensive players have won MVP, and on the two occasions in the last eight years when a quarterback didn’t win, the award went to a defender. That would be Von Miller in Super Bowl 50 and Malcolm Smith in Super Bowl 48.
The defender getting the best odds is Philadelphia lineman Fletcher Cox at +3300. In his career, Cox has zero interceptions and zero defensive touchdowns and isn’t a huge sack threat. Getting MVP consideration without doing any of those things is generally tough, so he may not be the best pick.
Other defenders who are available for bettors are Patrick Chung (+10,000), Devin McCourty (+10,000), James Harrison (+10,000), Malcolm Butler (+10,000) and Malcolm Jenkins (+10,000).