With the conclusion of the NFL’s regular season last week, we now know the winner of the 2022 Super Bowl will be one of 14 teams. If you feel good about one team’s chances, a betting strategy to consider to maximize your potential payout is to put your money down one of its players to win MVP. BetRivers is offering odds on the Super Bowl MVP market as we head into the NFL Playoffs.
After all, if you think the Packers will win it all this year, you can get Aaron Rodgers for MVP at +475, while Green Bay’s SB LVI odds are +350.
No matter who you pick, if his team makes it to the big game, his odds will only get shorter.
Betting Odds For Super Bowl LVI MVP
Here’s a partial list of the players on BetRivers’ Super Bowl MVP oddsboard, compared to the team’s odds to win the Super Bowl:
|Player||Super Bowl 2022 MVP Odds (BetRivers)||Team Odds Of Winning Super Bowl 2022 (BetRivers)|
|Aaron Rodgers||+475||+350 (Packers)|
|Patrick Mahomes||+550||+425 (Chiefs)|
|Josh Allen||+1000||+800 (Bills)|
|Tom Brady||+1000||+750 (Buccaneers)|
|Davante Adams||+1300||+350 (Packers)|
|Derrick Henry||+1500||+850 (Titans)|
|Matthew Stafford||+1500||+1000 (Rams)|
|Dak Prescott||+1700||+1300 (Cowboys)|
|Ryan Tannehill||+1800||+850 (Titans)|
|Joe Burrow||+2200||+1800 (Bengals)|
|Cooper Kupp||+2200||+1000 (Rams)|
|Mac Jones||+3000||+2000 (Patriots)|
|Kyler Murray||+3000||+2500 (Cardinals)|
|Tyreek Hill||+3300||+425 (Chiefs)|
|Travis Kelce||+3300||+425 (Chiefs)|
|Jimmy Garappolo||+4000||+2500 (49ers)|
|Stefon Diggs||+5000||+800 (Bills)|
|Aaron Donald||+5000||+1000 (Rams)|
|Mike Evans||+5000||+750 (Buccaneers)|
|Micah Parsons||+5000||+1300 (Cowboys)|
|Deebo Samuel||+5000||+2500 (49ers)|
|Derek Carr||+6600||+5000 (Raiders)|
|Jalen Hurts||+8000||+6000 (Eagles)|
|Elijah Mitchell||+12500||+2500 (49ers)|
|Ben Roethlisberger||+12500||+8000 (Steelers)|
|Nick Bosa||+20000||+2500 (49ers)|
Okay, so who do you go with?
The quarterbacks for the top contenders are the most obvious route for this strategy. Of the 55 Super Bowls that have been played, 31 have seen QBs named MVP. Four of the last five and seven of the last 10 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks.
Over the years, seven wide receivers have won it, the last being Julian Edelman in Super Bowl LIII. The last defensive player to win was Von Miller in Super Bowl 50.
Before you open your sportsbook app to fire on Derrick Henry of the AFC’s No. 1 seed Tennessee Titans, while seven running backs have won the award, Terrell Davis is the most recent, back in Super Bowl XXXII.
Take Advantage Of The Opportunity
Betting on the Super Bowl MVP now may seem like a foolish idea. The playoffs haven’t even started! But the opportunity to bet on the Super Bowl MVP so early could result in one heck of a payout.
Take last year’s Super Bowl MVP, Tom Brady.
Heading into Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady had the second-best odds to win MVP (+190 BetMGM, per SportsOddsHistory). Patrick Mahomes, of course, was the favorite at -105 odds.
The Buccaneers were underdogs. Few believed they would even make it to the big game. Tampa Bay was the favorite against Washington in the Wild-Card Round, but they were dogs to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round and at the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
As the quarterback for a team expected to get eliminated, Brady’s MVP odds early in the playoffs were a lot higher than +190. Heading into the Divisional Round, TwinSpires had him at +1300. As nice as winning a bet at +190 is, it would have been a lot better to have won it at +1300.
Would it be a bummer to put money on someone that does not even make it past Wild Card Weekend? Of course!
However, if his team wins its Wild-Card game and goes on to win Super Bowl LVI, drinks might be on you.