|2011 Super Bowl XLV MVP Odds To Win: Rodgers Favored By Oddsmakers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 06 February 2011 14:30|
Super Bowl XLV MVP Odds
ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Picking a winner for Super Bowl XLV is tough enough, but picking the Super Bowl MVP may be even harder. Here is a look at the odds to win the honor.
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook SBGGLOBAL.com currently have Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP award with odds of 3/2. Other short odds to win are Ben Roethlisberger (3/1), Rashard Mendenhall (6/1), and Troy Polamalu (10/1).
In the history of the Super Bowl, the quarterback position has won more MVP awards than any other as 23 MVP’s were quarterbacks. Running backs have won seven times while wide receivers have taken home the award six times. Just eight defensive players have won in the history of the Super Bowl.
Rodgers has the flashiest numbers of any player as he threw for 3,922 yards and 28 touchdowns this season. Rodgers is the clear offensive leader of the Packers and will touch the ball as much as anyone on the Green Bay offense.
Roethlisberger has thrown for 3,200 yards and 17 touchdowns with just five interceptions in his 12 regular season games this year. Big Ben has been a little hot and cold, but he has this big game experience that could lift him to the MVP award.
Mendenhall has rushed for 1,273 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. His impact could be big as Green Bay has a very strong passing defense, which may force Pittsburgh into having to rely more on the run to control the clock.
Polamalu won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award as he had 7 interceptions on the season to go with 63 tackles, 11 pass deflections, and one touchdown. For Polamalu to win the award, the game will probably have to be low scoring and he will need a few turnovers or a defensive touchdown of some kind.
For complete odds to win the MVP of Super Bowl XLV, see below
Super Bowl XLV MVP Odds To Win
Aaron Rodgers (Packers) 3/2
Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) 3/1
Rashard Mendenhall (Steelers) 6/1
Troy Polamalu (Steelers) 10/1
Greg Jennings (Packers) 12/1
Mike Wallace (Steelers) 15/1
Clay Matthews (Packers) 15/1
James Starks (Packers) 15/1
Charles Woodson (Packers) 20/1
James Harrison (Steelers) 20/1
Hines Ward (Steelers) 20/1
James Farrior (Steelers) 25/1
Donald Driver (Packers) 25/1
Heath Miller (Steelers) 25/1
Emmanuel Sanders (Steelers) 30/1
AJ Hawk (Packers) 30/1
Jordy Nelson (Packers) 30/1
James Jones (Packers) 30/1
BJ Raji (Packers) 30/1
Field (Any Other Player) 12/1