With several star players on both the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there are plenty of candidates to be named Super Bowl LV MVP. The award is always among the game’s most popular prop bets.

Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are the heavy favorites to win the award. Mahomes is the reigning Super Bowl MVP, while Brady has taken home the hardware a record four times.

No other player has better than 12/1 MVP odds, which could make them more attractive to bet on. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Leonard Fournette are the top candidates who don’t play quarterback.

Here’s a look at the five best Super Bowl LV MVP bets. Betting odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Patrick Mahomes (+100)

Thirty quarterbacks have been named MVP in the Super Bowl’s 54-year history, and the award has gone to a signal caller in 10 of the last 14 years. If the Chiefs win, it’s extremely likely that Mahomes is getting the trophy. Given that Kansas City is a -175 favorite to win the Super Bowl, there’s value on Mahomes at even odds. Mahomes has a 25-1 record in his last 26 starts, including the playoffs.

Last year’s Super Bowl MVP, Mahomes continues to prove that he’s the best player in the NFL. He has a 109.8 passer rating in seven career playoff games with 17 touchdown passes, two interceptions and four rushing touchdowns.

Tyreek Hill (+1200)

If there was an MVP award for the Week 12 matchup between Kansas City and Tampa Bay, Hill would’ve been the winner. Hill had more than 200 receiving yards in the first quarter alone, finishing the Chiefs’ 27-24 win with 13 catches for 269 yards and three scores. After catching nine passes for 105 yards in the 2020 Super Bowl, Hill is averaging 141 yards per game in the 2021 playoffs.

Julian Edelman won the Super Bowl MVP award two years ago. In today’s NFL, a wide receiver or tight end is probably the greatest threat to a quarterback for the award.

Shaquil Barrett (+5000)

The Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game by dominating the opposing offensive line and sacking Aaron Rodgers five times. Barrett had three of those sacks, and now he’ll face a Kansas City offensive line that isn’t completely healthy. Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher tore his Achilles in the AFC Championship Game and won’t play in the Super Bowl. Starting right tackle Mitchell Schwartz has a back injury and could be out again.

Tampa Bay will have to put some pressure on Mahomes in order to pull off the upset. Barrett got to him once and forced a fumble in the regular-season meeting.

Rob Gronkowski (+7000)

There isn’t as much value on Tampa Bay receivers Mike Evans (+3000) and Chris Godwin (+3000), and Antonio Brown (+6000) wasn’t healthy enough to play in the conference title game. Why not take a shot on Gronkowski? He led the Bucs with 106 yards when Tampa Bay hosted Kansas City in November. Brady connected with Gronkowski six times for 87 yards when they played in the Super Bowl together two years ago.

The Chiefs gave up six receptions to Bills tight end Dawson Knox in their last game. In the divisional round against Kansas City, tight end David Njoku was the Cleveland Browns’ second-leading receiver.

Sean Murphy-Bunting (+20000)

The Bucs cornerback has been a playmaker this postseason with an interception in every single game. Extending that streak to four games in a row could put him in the mix for the MVP award. Mahomes was picked off twice in Super Bowl LIV, so it’s at least possible that Murphy-Bunting could take advantage of an errant throw or a tipped pass.

Murphy-Bunting is a long shot for a reason, but he’s worth a small wager considering his breakout playoff performance.

Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers
Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Kevin C. Cox