Quarterbacks Open as Super Bowl LVI MVP Chalk

Quarterbacks Open as Super Bowl LVI MVP Chalk

It is no surprise that quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow opened as favorites to win Super Bowl MVP honors. To illuminate, the quarterback is the most common position to win the award. Quarterbacks have beaten the NFL odds 31 times in the first 55 Super Bowls to win MVP honors. Accordingly, quarterbacks have won Super Bowl MVP in nine of the last 12 years. Stafford and Burrow are understandable favorites. But there are plenty of other realistic choices too. A wide receiver is one possibility. Seven MVPs were receivers. And both teams are loaded at the WR position.

Super Bowl LVI Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Date and Time:Sunday, February 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location:SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Super Bowl LVI TV Coverage:NBC
Super Bowl LVI  Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Rams-4 (-110)48½ (-110)-200
Bengals+4 (-110)48½ (-110)+170
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Super Bowl LVI MVP Odds

Matthew Stafford+100
Joe Burrow+210
Cooper Kupp+400
Ja’Marr Chase+1100
Joe Mixon+2000
Cam Akers+2500
Odell Beckham Jr+2500
Aaron Donald+2500
Tee Higgins+5000
Sony Michel+6600
Tyler Boyd+10000
CJ Uzoma+10000
Evan McPherson+10000
Von Miller+10000
Matt Gay+10000
Tyler Higbee+15000
Van Jefferson+15000
Kendall Blanton+15000
Eric Waddle+15000

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Matthew Stafford +100

On the whole, it has been a dream season for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Detroit took Stafford as the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. And his career went to waste with one of pro sport’s worst franchises. However, the NFL community knew of Stafford’s potential.

Last spring, Rams head coach Sean McVay traded his veteran starting quarterback, Jared Goff, for Stafford. McVay wanted Stafford for his football intelligence. Stafford showed the online betting capability of not needing to be force-fed decisions and plays. In fact, McVay is comfortable with Stafford improvising.

So far in the postseason, Stafford has been outstanding. He has a 115.6 QB rating with six touchdowns and one interception. After years of misery in Detroit, Stafford is in the Super Bowl.

Joe Burrow +210

In a similar way to Stafford, Joe Burrow was the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow became a sensation by leading LSU to the 2019 national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy. Following a lost 2020 campaign with injury, Burrow stormed back in 2021. And in the 2021 NFL Playoffs, Burrow won the name “Joe Cool” for his demeanor in pressure situations. Burrow has a 96.2 QB rating with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Cooper Kupp +400

To be exact, Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has emerged as the best receiver in the NFL. The Eastern Washington product was a third-round draft pick in 2017. He caught an astounding 145 passes for 1947 yards and 16 touchdowns this year. Correlate how Kupp is a perfect complement to Matthew Stafford. And in clutch situations, he is Stafford’s go too receiver.

Ja’Marr Chase +1100

Ja’Marr Chase has been Joe Burrow’s trusted #1-receiver since their days together at LSU. Chase was the fifth player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. Ja’Marr proved to be a key asset with the NFL betting odds as a rookie. Chase caught 81 passes for 1455 yards and 13 touchdowns in the regular season. For all that, Chase and Burrow have emerged as one of the most prolific tandems in football.

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