Super Bowl 56 will be played in just under two weeks when the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams collide at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Feb. 13. While all eyes will be waiting to see which team takes home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a lot of fans are excited to see who will be named Super Bowl MVP as well.
Bovada has, once again, updated their Most Valuable Player odds heading into the NFL’s finale now that only two teams remain. As it stands as of Feb. 3, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is the sportsbook’s current favorite at +110 odds.
The Super Bowl MVP award usually goes to a quarterback, so it isn’t too much of a surprise to see Stafford leading — especially with his team favored to win the championship. Still, the 33-year-old veteran is more than deserving of being in the conversation.
This postseason run is the best and longest of Stafford’s lengthy career. The veteran gunslinger has completed an impressive 72.0% of his passes through three games, leading to him throwing 905 yards and six touchdowns to just one interception. He’s hand a great opportunity to succeed thanks to the Rams offensive line allowing him to be sacked just five times.
Stafford has also showcased his ability to be clutch in the playoffs. He’s led the Rams to one fourth-quarter comeback and two game-winning drives, proving that he’s all-in when it comes to finally winning a championship. If he can come up big one more time, there’s a good chance that he’ll end his 13th NFL season as the Super Bowl MVP.
Burrow Sits Second in Super Bowl MVP Race
Bengals QB Joe Burrow isn’t too far behind Stafford in the Super Bowl MVP race, sitting second on Bovada’s odds list at +225.
After last year’s season-ending injury, nobody really expected the Bengals to make it this far in the postseason. After all, Burrow was getting sacked like no tomorrow (which continued into the 2021 season) and it appeared as if there was a long way to go before Cincinnati was a championship contender.
Fast forward to this postseason and Burrow, along with the rest of the Bengals, are proving the doubters wrong. The sophomore signal-caller has been a big part of his team’s success, completing 68.8% of passing attempts this playoff run for 842 yards and four touchdowns to two interceptions. Like Stafford, he also has two game-winning drives.
With that being said, Burrow could be playing better than he has in Cincinnati’s last two games. The 25-year-old has thrown two TDs and two INTs over that span, which is a downgrade from how he was playing to end the regular season. The playoffs are clearly another beast, but Burrow will likely need to get back to that level if the Bengals are to win a championship and if he wants to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Kupp Owns Best Non-QB Odds
As mentioned earlier, the Super Bowl MVP award is usually given to a quarterback. In fact, nine of the last 12 winners have come from the position. However, Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp could change that trend now that Bovada is listing him at +600 odds to receive the honor.
Kupp has been an absolute monster this postseason, hauling in 25 catches for 386 yards and four touchdowns in just three games. That’s a better stat line than a lot of players have over a full regular season.
Nevertheless, Kupp has proven to be Stafford’s favorite target and that should continue with Super Bowl 56 on the line. He’s hit at least 100 receiving yards in seven of his last nine games, so the Rams would love if he could bust out another if it means taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl MVP honors in the process.
Super Bowl MVP 2022 Odds Tracker
Odds via Bovada as of Thursday, February 3
- Matthew Stafford (+110)
- Joe Burrow (+225)
- Cooper Kupp (+600)
- Aaron Donald (+1000)
- Ja’Marr Chase (+2000)
- Odell Beckham (+2500)
- Cam Akers (+4000)
- Joe Mixon (+4000)
- Tee Higgins (+4000)
- Vin Miller (+4000)
- Evan McPherson (+5000)
- Jalen Ramsey (+5000)
- Kendall Blanton (+7000)
- Sony Michel (+7500)
- Tyler Higbee (+8000)
- Tyler Boyd (+9000)
The complete odds list is available at Bovada.lv.