Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner, and that means there are numerous wagers to be made. The game line is available if you want to keep things simple, but you can also better on a vast array of proposition bets. A prop bet allows someone to bet on any number of segments of the game. You can bet on who will score the first touchdown, whether there will be a safety, or who might score multiple touchdowns. Aside from the in-game action, you can also bet on everything from the coin toss, to the first song of the halftime show, to what color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach.
One fairly simple prop bet is who will win the MVP award for Super Bowl 49. Down below you can read through the full list of players to bet on, courtesy of Bovada.lv. Some players are missing from the list. If you were inclined to bet on one of them, you would bet the Field. The Field bet actually paid out last year, as linebacker Malcolm Smith was not available on Bovada's Super Bowl MVP odds.
While Smith did claim the award last year, the odds are pretty strong a quarterback will win MVP. Through the first 48 Super Bowls, the award has gone to a quarterback 26 times. Naturally that means Tom Brady and Russell Wilson have been installed as the favorites. Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski follow them. The last running back to win MVP was Terrell Davis in Super Bowl 37, while a tight end has never won the MVP award.
A potential Seahawks sleeper would have to be wide receiver Doug Baldwin. As Wilson's most prolific receiver, and a guy coming off a 109-yard performance in the NFC title game, he would be a strong sleeper option. Of course, Jermaine Kearse had a big day the week before against Carolina, so his 50/1 odds might be intriguing.
Here are the full MVP the odds, courtesy of Bovada.lv.