The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to host the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7th, and sports bettors everywhere are preparing to make big wagers on the game. Super Bowl MVP bets are one of the most popular options, and we’ve identified some favorites, sleepers, and longshots worth considering on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Patrick Mahomes (+100)
The Chiefs are favored to win at -162, so it makes sense that their best player has the best odds. Mahomes won his first-ever Super Bowl MVP last season by leading Kansas City to a comeback victory, and the Chiefs often have too many offensive weapons to center in on any one player. Mahomes is at the center of everything Kansas City does, and if he spreads the ball around as he did during the regular season, a second MVP award will be his. The honor has gone to a quarterback 30 times.
Tom Brady (+200)
Brady has more Super Bowl MVPs (4) than any player in NFL history and has been the driving force behind the Buccaneers’ impressive turnaround. His ability to come through in the clutch has been second to none throughout his career, and taking down the Chiefs will likely require a ton of throwing. The fate of Tampa Bay rests in his hands.
Leonard Fournette (+2500)
Fournette has carried the Buccaneers’ backfield in the playoffs so far, and his all-around game could be crucial to topping the Chiefs. He’s tallied 313 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in the postseason and has pulled through for Tampa Bay when Brady is struggling. The quad injury Ronald Jones suffered ahead of the Wild Card Round has opened the door for Fournette to become the top option. If Fournette replicates what he’s been able to do in recent weeks, he could be in the MVP conversation.
Chris Godwin (+3000)
Mike Evans is regarded as Tampa bay’s best pass-catcher, but Godwin has more catches (14) and yards (223) in the postseason. The two wideouts have identical odds, but Evans will probably get more attention because of his efficiency as a red-zone target. Godwin can put up the same numbers Evans and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Sammy Watkins (+8000)
Watkins is expected to return for the Super Bowl after missing three games with a calf injury and has a chance to come up big on the final stage, as usual. He averaged 96 receiving yards per game during last year’s Super Bowl run and will be a constant threat while Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce attract most of the defense’s attention. He’s one of the better deep-ball threats in this game and could step into the spotlight by making a home run play or two down the field in a crucial moment.
Rob Gronkowski (+7000)
Gronk has been here plenty of times and has gotten three rings with Brady. He might not be in his prime anymore, but his connection to the Buccaneers’ signal-caller shouldn’t be underestimated. Jerry Rice is the only player in NFL history with more postseason receiving touchdowns than Gronkowski. While his success might be linked with Brady, the Chiefs’ recent susceptibility against tight ends could help him put up big enough numbers for voters to overlook that.
Super Bowl 55 MVP odds
|Ronald Jones II||+5000|
|Chris Jones (Chiefs)||+6600|
|Willie Jr. Gay||+10000|
|Antoine Winfield Jr.||+12500|
|Carlton III Davis||+20000|
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