Super Bowl MVP is the greatest individual honor in gridiron football. Since QBs catch most of the NFL spotlight, the award tends to go the winning pivot who leads his offense to glory. Defense may win championships, but defenders mostly get passed over – until the most recent handful of Super Bowls.
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Breaking down the trends for MVPs of the Super Bowl reveals which players will likely earn the awards in 2018. As expected, QBs win more than half of all MVP nods, while offensive linemen never win. Kick returner Desmond Howard sprinted into history as the only special teams Super Bowl MVP, but he needed a 99-yard TD return and 244 combined yards to buck the trend.
Defense has been earning more respect during recent Super Bowls, with Von Miller and Malcolm Smith rising above competitors… Want more? Let’s look at the most valuable MVP numbers in history.
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