Jalen Hurts or Patrick Mahomes? Here are the early odds for Super Bowl LVII MVP

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts gestures during the first half of the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Super Bowl MVP Award tends to go to the quarterback of the winning team, and the odds indicate that will be the case once again.

That’s likely due to the fact that a pair of Pro Bowl quarterbacks are taking the field in Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, and it’s resulted in them being in a league of their own as far as the odds go for Super Bowl 57 MVP.

Mahomes (+120) is a slight favorite over Hurts (+125) at FanDuel Sportsbook. This bucks the trend of the projected winning quarterback being the favorites with the Eagles being slight favorites over the Chiefs. All of that being said, the MVP award is essentially a lock to go to a player from the winning team.

While a quarterback isn’t guaranteed to win the award considering it’s gone to a receiver two of the past four years, there isn’t anyone else besides Hurts and Mahomes with odds below +1000. Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp won it last year, and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has the best odds among non-quarterbacks at +1300, with Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown right there with him at +1400.

There’s another gap though after Brown, as his teammate Miles Sanders has the next-best odds at +2400 alongside Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith at +2600. There’s another running back with odds at 50-to-1 in Chiefs rookie Isiah Pacheco.

The Eagles’ Haasan Reddick has the best MVP odds among defensive players (+3400), with Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones not far behind at +5000. The last defensive player to win the award was Von Miller back in 2016, but a case could’ve been made for Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald last year.

Super Bowl 57 is set for Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., and we’ll have plenty more Super Bowl content between now and then.

SUPER BOWL MVP FAVORITES (Top 15)

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (+120)

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (+125)

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (+1300)

Eagles WR A.J. Brown (+1400)

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (+2400)

Eagles WR Devonta Smith (+2600)

Eagles LB Haason Reddick (+3400)

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (+5000)

Chiefs DT Chris Jones (+5000)

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (+6000)

Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (+6000)

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (+7500)

Eagles DE Brandon Graham (+7500)

Eagles CB Darius Slay (+8500)

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