The Super Bowl is the culmination of the NFL season, a game that takes on a historical significance as the victors from the AFC and NFC playoff bracket square off in one final game. It is a sporting event that becomes almost a holiday as tens of millions of people around the world tune in for an unforgettable event. At the end of the game, one victor is crowned, as is the MVP of the game.
The Super Bowl MVP is the player that is judged to be the most valuable. While there are exceptions, typically, the Super Bowl MVP is an offensive player on the winning team, most often the quarterback. Being the Super Bowl MVP is a prestigious honor that enhances a player’s career and defines their legacy. It is a reward that has been earned by legends of the game like Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Ray Lewis, and Jerry Rice.
The Super Bowl MVP is not only something the players pay attention to, but it is a huge deal for bettors. It is one of the most commonly bet-on markets for the Super Bowl. How it works is very simple. Before the game kicks off, fans will place their bet on the player that they believe is most likely to be crowned the Super Bowl MVP at the end of the game. If they are right, they win.
This is not a market that is easy to win. Not only does it require bettors to pick the team that will win, as only one player has ever won Super Bowl MVP on the losing team, but it also requires bettors to pick the player that will shine the most in that game. Unlikely candidates like Malcolm Smith, Deion Branch, and Dexter Jackson have all claimed the reward, so there is very much an element of risk in this bet. However, that does mean the payouts are high, so bettors should certainly enjoy this big-time market.