Top Super Bowl 51 MVP Betting Odds

Posted by Peter Boysen on February 2, 2017 in

One of the most frequently wagered Super Bowl LI prop bets has to do with the winner of the game’s Most Valuable Player award. In 27 of the first 50 Super Bowls, the winner of the award has been the quarterback of the winning team, so our list will start with Tom Brady and Matt Ryan. However, there have been years when unexpected players step up and win the award (see Dallas cornerback Larry Brown’s experience in Super Bowl XXX, for example). Let’s take a look at the key candidates to win the MVP on Sunday night. Each candidate appears with his moneyline odds for winning.

Top Super Bowl 51 MVP Betting Odds

Tom Brady (+120) — bet $100 to win $120

With the New England Patriots favored to beat the Atlanta Falcons by three points, and with Tom Brady already the owner of three Super Bowl MVP trophies, it makes sense that Brady is the favorite. He already holds Super Bowl records for passing yards (1,605), pass attempts (247), completions (164) and touchdown passes (13). He can move into first place all time with his fourth Super Bowl MVP (Joe Montana also has three). With a win, he will stand alone with five Super Bowl wins as a starting QB (Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw each have four). So there’s lots of motivation, and there’s that glorious reputation that MVP voters will have in mind.

Matt Ryan (+200)

Matt Ryan likely has the regular season MVP award wrapped up, thanks to an historic season in which he has averaged more yards per attempt (9.25) than any other quarterback in the history of the league with at least 400 passing attempts. He has led his team to post 300 points in their last eight games, and 80 points in their two playoff games to this point. He has a wealth of offensive weapons at his disposal — and that variety makes it harder to pick any of them to win the MVP award for the Super Bowl because of their own individual contributions.

Julio Jones (+900)

Of all the offensive weapons on the Falcons’ roster, Jones is the most breathtaking. This Pro Bowl and All-Pro wide receiver can make catches all over the field. He has the speed to turn a ten-yard crossing pattern into an 80-yard score, and he also has breakaway speed down the sidelines. So if there is one Falcon other than Ryan who will put up huge numbers, Jones is the next likely candidate.

Logan Ryan (+1000)

Ryan is the only defensive player that has much of a chance — at least according to the prognosticators — to take home MVP hardware. If he can shut down Julio Jones, and the Patriots win in a defensive struggle, then Ryan would make the most sense as an MVP candidate — but he would probably need at least one pick to win it.