Odds to win Super Bowl XLV MVP

DALLAS—In a Super Bowl matchup that features two of the NFL’s top defensive units, oddsmakers still believe that the quarterback position will produce this year’s Most Valuable Player.

It’s a smart play when you think about. Quarterbacks have taken home the MVP award a record 23 times in 44 Super Bowls. In fact, only eight players have been named MVP from the defensive side of the football, with Tampa Bay’s Dexter Jackson (2003) being the most recent to do so.

Below you will find the current odds to win this year’s Super Bowl MVP Award, according to Bodog.com. But before we get to that, here’s a historical breakdown on the MVP by position:

QUARTERBACK: 23
RUNNING BACK: 7
WIDE RECEIVER: 6
DEFENSIVE END: 2
LINEBACKER: 2
SAFETY: 2
CORNERBACK: 1
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: 1
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*Note: Harvey Martin and Randy White were co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers: 3/2
James Starks: 14/1
Brandon Jackson: 50/1
Greg Jennings: 14/1
Donald Driver: 25/1
James Jones: 30/1
Jordy Nelson: 35/1
A.J. Hawk: 30/1
Clay Matthews: 18/1
B.J. Raji: 30/1
Cullen Jenkins: 50/1
Tramon Williams: 25/1
Charles Woodson: 16/1
Sam Shields: 35/1

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger: 7/2
Rashard Mendenhall: 15/2
Mike Wallace: 16/1
Hines Ward: 25/1
Emmanuel Sanders: 35/1
Heath Miller: 28/1
Troy Polamalu: 15/1
James Harrison: 22/1
James Farrior: 40/1
Lawrence Timmons: 40/1

Field: 15/1

Clay Matthews at 18/1 looks like a good value pick in my opinion. Who do you guys like?

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