Patrick Mahomes won his second Most Valuable Player in the NFL last Thursday. As a result, it added another storyline to the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles game on Super Bowl Sunday. He can break the NFL MVP losing streak in the big event. In addition, Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are the first Black quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl.
According to a Super Bowl LVII betting preview, the last nine MVPs of the league lost in the Super Bowl. Kurt Wagner lost in 2001, and Rich Gannon in 2002. Also, Peyton Manning lost in both 2003 and 2009. Shaun Alexander also lost in 2005. Cam Newton suffered the same fate in 2015. In addition, the same goes for Matt Ryan in 2016. Lastly, Tom Brady failed to lift the curse in 2007 and 2017.
According to online bookie software experts, Warner was the last NFL MVP who won the Super Bowl. Mike Jones made the game-saving tackle to give St. Louis the trophy in 1999.
NFL MVP Losing Streak in the Super Bowl
On the bright side for Mahomes, he did not enter the game with any injury classification. However, a high ankle sprain he sustained in the first round of the playoffs has been bothering him ever since.
Although the Eagles have dominated the NFL season, the Chiefs have proven themselves on the field of combat. The Eagles’ playoff games in the last two years have been routs. It will have been almost five weeks since they last played in a nail-biter before the big game.
However, the Eagles have yet to face a true postseason challenge. You have to give them credit for dominating the NFC championship game despite facing two formidable opponents, one of which was hamstrung at quarterback for most of the game.