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FSU’s Lamarcus Joyner getting Super Bowl LIII MVP odds

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Sure he’s a fan favorite— but would you bet on him?

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As far as Super Bowl MVPs go, you can typically flip a coin between the starting quarterbacks, and you’d have a pretty good shot. QBs have won the award 29 times, more than four times as often as the next most decorated position, running back (7 MVPs).

That said, current Los Angeles Ram Lamarcus Joyner, who starred at Florida State, has made a career out of defying the odds— so perhaps that’s why you can lay a bet on him to take home MVP honors in tonight’s Super Bowl LIII.

Then again, it’s especially rare for a defensive player to be named Super Bowl MVP. It’s only happened 10 times, and on just three of those occasions has the award gone to a DB. So maybe that’s why Joyner has such long odds to be named MVP. Specifically, Joyner is getting 250/1 odds to capture the top individual honor. Doing so would make him the third ’Nole ever to gain the award, joining receiver Fred Biletnikoff and fellow DB Dexter Jackson.

Here’s the entirety of the field on which you can wager, per BetOnline:

Tom Brady 5/4

Jared Goff 5/2

Todd Gurley 14/1

Sony Michel 14/1

CJ Anderson 16/1

Aaron Donald 20/1

James White 20/1

Julian Edelman 25/1

Brandin Cooks 33/1

Robert Woods 33/1

Rob Gronkowski 40/1

Rex Burkhead 50/1

Stephen Gostkowski 50/1

Dante Fowler, Jr. 66/1

Josh Reynolds 66/1

Greg Zuerlein 66/1

Chris Hogan 80/1

Cordarrelle Patterson 80/1

Aqib Talib 80/1

Ndamukong Suh 80/1

Phillip Dorsett 100/1

Trey Flowers 100/1

John Johnson 100/1

Corey Littleton 100/1

Marcus Peters 100/1

Kyle Van Noy 100/1

Michael Brockers 150/1

Gerald Everett 150/1

Stephon Gilmore 150/1

Tyler Higbee 150/1

Donta Hightower 150/1

Devin McCourty 150/1

Dwayne Allen 250/1

Mark Barron 250/1

Patrick Chung 250/1

Lamarcus Joyner 250/1

Elandon Roberts 250/1

James Develin 500/1

KhaDarel Hodge 500/1

John Kelly 500/1

Matthew Slater 500/1