With Super Bowl LII about a week and a half away, the main question is who will win. Will the Patriots eclipse their sixth championship? Can they Eagles finally get their first ring? Today, we look at who can possibly win the title of Super Bowl MVP.
To be fair, I will present three players from each team and discuss what their contributions will entail. I will select each teams quarterback, one skilled player and a defender.
First, let’s start with the underdogs: the Philadelphia Eagles.
What a story this would be. Foles has had a turbulent career, but he can cement his legacy as a reliable QB with a Super Bowl win.
Foles has played mediocre since Carson Wentz became injured, but the conference championship game against the Minnesota Vikings demonstrated his poise on the big stage. Look for Foles to play a stellar game and win the MVP.
Ertz has become the Eagles’ silent assassin. He’s had a career year and has been a reliable target in wake of the shifting Eagles QB room. Bill Belichick is going to plan to be all over Ertz, but don’t be surprised if he gets open on a few key drives.
This would be an interesting scenario.
Robinson has always been an average player, but since being signed with the Eagles, Robinson has had a decent season. So, why make the prediction that he could win Super Bowl MVP? His amazing play in the conference championship against the Vikings epitomized the idea of showing up when it matters most. He’s not the best defender on the Eagles by any means, but he could slip under the radar, enabling him to make some big plays.
Notable Mentions: Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Mychal Kendricks
Now, for the New England Patriots:
Ho-hum, wouldn’t this be a shocker?
At age 40, Brady’s playing at an elite level and he’ll be aiming for his sixth ring. Brady’s no stranger to winning this award, so him winning it again shouldn’t come as a surprise.
If Brady wins it, all those who do not think he’s the GOAT will be put to shame. He will be the best of all time.
Amendola has been one of Tom Brady’s favourite target over the last few seasons, and he may be overdue for some recognition. The Patriots have an abundance of receivers and running backs, so it becomes difficult for defensive coordinators to shut down any one of them.
Amendola has been in this stressful situation before, so coming in clutch shouldn’t be too stressful for him.
Deatrich Wise Jr.
A rookie defender winning the MVP? Count me in.
The defensive end out of Arkansas has been fairly disruptive in the post-season. The weak Patriots pass rush has shown promise as of late, and Wise could have a disruptive game and push the Patriots over the edge and into victory.
Notable Mentions: Dion Lewis, Dwayne Allen, Kyle Van Noy