Super Bowl 50 is taking place this Sunday, February 7, 2016, so here is a list of the betting odds for the NFL players in the game to win the Super Bowl MVP award plus comments. The one certainty about the MVP award is that one of the players below is going to win it.
Beyond that, the two quarterbacks in the game are the most likely winners as quarterbacks have won the award 55% of the time over the previous 49 Super Bowls. While 55% is a high amount it’s certainly not a lock in terms of winning the MVP award which makes all the odds below pretty interesting.
1. Cam Newton – 5/7 odds
Panthers QB Cam Newton is a huge favorite to be the Super Bowl MVP in 2016 at odds of 5 to 7 to 1. So you can’t even get even money on the bet. Historically, the winning QB in the game is the player who most often wins the award (55%). But that is not a lock-city number.
2. Peyton Manning – 11/4 odds
Peyton Manning is the second choice to win the MVP award at odds of 11 to 4 to 1. That’s almost 3 to 1 odds and much higher odds than you can get on Cam Newton. If you like the Broncos in the game than Peyton Manning is not a bad bet here but Manning has not played great this season and even if the Broncos win the game it’s no lock Peyton Manning will be the MVP.
3. Luke Kuechly – 14 to 1 odds
Linebacker Luke Keuchly is the third choice to be Super Bowl 50 MVP at 14 to 1 odds. Out of 49 Super Bowls only eight times (16%) has a defensive player won the award and only three times (6%) has a linebacker won the award.
T-4. C.J. Anderson, Ted Ginn, Von Miller, Greg Olsen, Emmanuel Sanders, Jonathan Stewart, Demaryius Thomas – 22 to 1 odds each
Seven times (14%) a running back has been Super Bowl MVP and six times (12%) has a wide receiver won the Super Bowl MVP Award. Your better off taking a running back if you are looking for higher odds because even if a wide receiver has a great day the award could still go to the quarterback who’s throwing him the ball.
T-11. Josh Norman, Aqib Talib – 28 to 1 odds each
Only three defensive backs have ever won the Super Bowl MVP award. If one is going to win this year it’s likely either Josh Norman of the Panthers or Aqib Talib of the Broncos will be the man. Either player would likely need multiple picks and or at least one pick six to win the award.
13. DeMarcus Ware – 33 to 1 odds
DeMarcus Ware has a little value here at 33 to 1 odds because if the Broncos are going to win the game it’s likely they will get plenty of sacks of Cam Newton and Ware is the guy most likely to get the sacks as a defensive end. Still a long shot bet here.
T-14. Corey Brown, Owen Daniels, Graham Gano, Ronnie Hillman, Brandon McManus, Darian Stewart, Danny Trevathan – 66 to 1 odds
Owen Daniels or Ronnie Hillman are the two most likely MVP candidates of this bunch of players at 66 to 1 odds each. No kicker has ever won the MVP award so good luck if you want to try that angle.
21. Chris Harris – 75 to 1 odds
Chris Harris is the other cornerback on the Denver Broncos opposite Aqib Talib. Not an impossible bet but he’d need a career day to win the award.
T-22. Devin Funchess, Brandon Marshall, Derek Wolfe – 100 to 1 odds each
A wide receiver, a linebacker and a defensive end here at 100 to 1 odds each. None of them are very likely for the award but it’s not impossible for one them to have a great day and win.
23. Kurt Coleman – 150 to 1
Safety Kurt Coleman is unlikely to win the MVP award but he’s a better bet than most of the players listed above. Coleman had seven interceptions during the regular season and added two more in the win over Arizona in the NFC Championship game. He also returned a pick six this season. All of that plus his odds of 150 to 1 make him a better bet than 90% of the players listed above.
Field of all other players – 25 to 1 odds