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Patrick Mahomes was the winner of the Super Bowl MVP award as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in overtime at Super Bowl 58. It’s the second consecutive title for the Chiefs and the team’s third in the last five seasons. Mahomes has won the award for all three crowns and was the favorite to win it this year in advance of kickoff. Super Bowl MVP odds for next season will become available in advance of the 2025 Super Bowl. Here’s what you need to know about betting on the Super Bowl MVP.

Latest odds on the Super Bowl MVP

The latest lines on the Super Bowl 59 MVP award winner will appear in the table below once they are available. Over the offseason, you’ll see odds for NFL futures bets. Clicking any of the odds will take you to the sportsbook offering that line. Sports betting promos are available for new users.

2024 Super Bowl MVP favorites

Quarterbacks are almost always the favorite to win the award in advance of game time. It was no different heading into this year’s big game, with Patrick Mahomes atop the board, followed by Brock Purdy. Next up were Christian McCaffrey and Travis Kelce. At halftime of the big game, McCaffrey took the lead in betting odds as the 49ers went into the break with the lead. The game would go into overtime, with Mahomes leading the team down the field for the game-winning TD in the extra frame, earning the award for his efforts.

Super Bowl MVP long shots

Unexpected winners of the award aren’t out of the question. Over the past decade alone, two wide receivers and a linebacker have been the game’s MVP. When considering the longer shots to win the Super Bowl MVP award, try to identify players who can deliver impressive production and/or make a game-changing play. A back or receiver who receives a good number of touches can fit the bill, as can a defender or return specialist who could break the game open with a turnover or touchdown.

Super Bowl MVP quick facts

How to bet on the Super Bowl MVP

There are hundreds of sites for Super Bowl bets, and trying to pick the MVP is one of the most popular options. When the game approaches, sportsbooks will have odds for all players with a chance of winning, ranging from the top favorites down to the long shots. Bettors simply choose which player they think will win the award.

Betting trends for Super Bowl MVP

Here’s the position breakdown for all 58 winners (there were co-MVPs for Super Bowl 12) to date.

PositionTimes WonLast Win
Quarterback332024
Wide Receiver82022
Running Back71998
Linebacker42016
Defensive End21986
Safety22003
Cornerback11996
Defensive Tackle11978
Returner11997

If we went solely by the all-time stats, then QBs are the clear-cut choice. One of them has been the correct call a little more than 56% of the time. You can also make a case for a WR, RB or LB as a riskier selection. However, we have to go all the way back to 1998 to find the last back to win (Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos).

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Recent Super Bowl MVP history

If we look back over the past decade of big games, it’s a similar story: QBs have won the majority, with the rest going to receivers and defenders. Here are the last 10 winners of the Super Bowl MVP award:

SeasonSuper BowlPlayerTeamPosition
2024LVIIIPatrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsQB
2023LVIIPatrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsQB
2022LVICooper KuppLos Angeles RamsWR
2021LVTom BradyTampa Bay BuccaneersQB
2020LIVPatrick MahomesKansas City ChiefsQB
2019LIIIJulian EdelmanNew England PatriotsWR
2018LIINick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesQB
2017LITom BradyNew England PatriotsQB
201650Von MillerDenver BroncosLB
2015XLIXTom BradyNew England PatriotsQB
2014XLVIIIMalcolm SmithSeattle SeahawksLB
2013XLVIIJoe FlaccoBaltimore RavensQB
2012XLVIEli ManningNew York GiantsQB
2011XLVAaron RodgersGreen Bay PackersQB
2010XLIVDrew BreesNew Orleans SaintsQB
2009XLIIISantonio HolmesPittsburgh SteelersWR
2008XLIIEli ManningNew York GiantsQB
2007XLIPeyton ManningIndianapolis ColtsQB
2006XLHines WardPittsburgh SteelersWR
2005XXXIXDeion BranchNew England PatriotsWR
2004XXXVIIITom BradyNew England PatriotsQB
2003XXXVIIDexter JacksonTampa Bay BuccaneersS
2002XXXVITom BradyNew England PatriotsQB
2001XXXVRay LewisBaltimore RavensLB
2000XXXIVKurt WarnerSt. Louis RamsQB
1999XXXIIIJohn ElwayDenver BroncosQB
1998XXXIITerrell DavisDenver BroncosRB
1997XXXIDesmond HowardGreen Bay PackersKR
1996XXXLarry BrownDallas CowboysCB
1995XXIXSteve YoungSan Francisco 49ersQB
1994XXVIIIEmmitt SmithDallas CowboysQB
1993XXVIITroy AikmanDallas CowboysQB
1992XXVIMark RypienWashingtonQB
1991XXVOttis AndersonNew York GiantsRB
1990XXIVJoe MontanaSan Francisco 49ersQB
1989XXIIIJerry RiceSan Francisco 49ersWR
1988XXIIDoug WilliamsWashingtonQB
1987XXIPhil SimmsNew York GiantsQB
1986XXRichard DentChicago BearsDE
1985XIXJoe MontanaSan Francisco 49ersQB
1984XVIIIMarcus AllenLos Angeles RaidersRB
1983XVIIJohn RigginsWashingtonRB
1982XVIJoe MontanaSan Francisco 49ersQB
1981XVJim PlunkettOakland RaidersQB
1980XIVTerry BradshawPittsburgh SteelersQB
1979XIIITerry BradshawPittsburgh SteelersQB
1978XII* (Co-MVPs)Harvey MartinDallas CowboysDE
1978XII* (Co-MVPs)Randy WhiteDallas CowboysDT
1977XIFred BiletnikoffOakland RaidersWR
1976XLynn SwannPittsburgh SteelersWR
1975IXFranco HarrisPittsburgh SteelersRB
1974VIIILarry CsonkaMiami DolphinsRB
1973VIIJake ScottMiami DolphinsS
1972VIRoger StaubachDallas CowboysQB
1971VChuck HowleyDallas CowboysLB
1970IVLen DawsonKansas City ChiefsQB
1969IIIJoe NamathNew York JetsQB
1968IIBart StarrGreen Bay PackersQB
1967IBart StarrGreen Bay PackersQB

For the 10-year span, QBs have won six, while receivers and linebackers are at two each. A quarterback has won the award three out of the last four times, but receivers have been the correct call for two of the last five years.

Super Bowl MVP FAQ 

Has there ever been a Super Bowl MVP from a losing team?

This has happened only once in NFL history. Dallas Cowboys LB Chuck Howley was the MVP of Super Bowl 5 despite his team falling short to the Baltimore Colts by a score of 16-13. Howley intercepted two passes and forced a fumble during the game.

Who votes on the Super Bowl MVP winner?

A panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters. Fans can also weigh in with their say by voting electronically. The votes aren’t weighted equally; the panel counts for 80% of the tally, and the public vote is the remaining 20%.

How many quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP?

Quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP 33 times in the first 58 Super Bowls.

How many non-quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl MVP?

The Super Bowl MVP has gone to non-quarterbacks 25 out of 58 times.

How many running backs have won the Super Bowl MVP?

Seven running backs have won the Super Bowl MVP in 57 years. Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos was the last to win in Super Bowl 32 in 1998.

How many wide receivers have won the Super Bowl MVP?

Eight wide receivers have won the Super Bowl MVP in 57 years. That’s not including Desmon Howard of the Green Bay Packers, who was primarily a return specialist. WRs have won two of the last five awards entering Super Bowl 58.

How many defensive players have won the Super Bowl MVP?

Defensive players have won the MVP in seven Super Bowls. Eight players have won the award though, as defensive linemen Harvey Martin and Randy White split the honors for the Dallas Cowboys in 1978.

Have players ever tied for the Super Bowl MVP?

One time. Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen Harvey Martin and Randy White shared Super Bowl MVP honors in 1978 after a 27-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 12.

Has a tight end ever won the Super Bowl MVP?

No tight end has ever won the Super Bowl MVP.

Has a kicker ever won the Super Bowl MVP?

No kicker has ever won the Super Bowl MVP.