Super Bowl MVPs: The Most Valuable Player in a Super Bowl is the preeminent individual honor a football player can receive during the championship contest. MVP honors have been bestowed upon 47 players in 57 Super Bowls; six players have been honored more than once. To have an improved chance of being designated MVP of the Super Bowl, quarterbacking is advantageous. A lot.
Significantly more than half of the 47 MVPs in Super Bowl history have been quarterbacks (32 out of 47), with all quarterbacks receiving the honor more than once. MVP of the previous year was quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who also received the honor at Super Bowl LIV, which they won against the San Francisco 49ers.
At this year’s Super Bowl LVIII, Patrick Mahomes will attempt to tie Joe Montana for the most victories with three. Montana is trailing only Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback, who has won the award on five separate occasions.
When did record-breaking Tom Brady win the Super Bowl MPV?
Brady also won the Super Bowl twice more, although on those occasions he was not named MVP:
Former 49ers MVPs
Since 1967, the team from San Francisco has produced five Super Bowl MVP titles. These appeared in editions XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX, and among others, Steve Young, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice praised them.
Former Chiefs MVPs
One other Chiefs player, apart from Patrick Mahomes, was dubbed Super Bowl MVP. Quarterback Len Dawson was bestowed with the trophy at Super Bowl IV in 1969 in recognition of his contributions to the Kansas Chiefs’ 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
MVPs of defeated teams
Chuck Howley was the sole player from the defeated team to be named Super Bowl MVP; he did so during the Cowboys’ 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts. The decision was generally regarded as peculiar, as the Colts’ tight end John Mackey amassed two receptions for 80 yards, which included a 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter, while he recorded two interceptions.
Frequently designated MVP
As previously stated, Tom Brady holds the record with five Super Bowl MVP trophies. Four other quarterbacks who have amassed two or more come after him.
MVPs by position
Joint Trophies for MVP
The MVP award was shared once, in Super Bowl XII, when Harvey Martin (defensive end) and Randy White (defensive tackle) of the Dallas Cowboys accepted the trophy.