Predicting a Super Bowl winner is hard, predicting the Super Bowl MVP is even harder. The SideLion Report staff gives it a try, see who each writer picked.
Kent Platte – With how the playoffs have been going, I find it hard to imagine a Super Bowl with huge swaths of offensive yardage and points. Like the 2013 super bowl, I’m betting on a defensive MVP. In this case, the Patriots’ Jamie Collins, who has swiftly made a name for himself as one of the best young linebackers in the league. Likely due to a turnover, I feel Collins makes a big enough impact for consideration for MVP, despite sharing a field with Tom Brady.
Zac Snyder – My MVP pick is Marshawn Lynch. I could have easily made the pick because he is one of the best players on the team I think will win, but that would be disingenuous. I made the picks purely because I hope he is the MVP, just to see what he does in the MVP press conference. Beast Mode wouldn’t turn down a Super Bowl MVP award just to avoid having to do a press conference, would he?
Braden Shackelford – I have the Patriots winning this one so naturally the MVP is coming from them. With that said, the MVP will go to Tom Brady thanks in part to a game winning drive. He’ll finish the night with over 300 yards passing and 3 touchdowns.
Max DeMara – With as quiet as he’s been all week, bet on Marshawn Lynch to be motivated to do all his talking on the field. Plenty see the Patriots’ power run game as a key, but in a semi-surprise, Lynch takes home MVP honors thanks to his massive night on the ground.
Darin Ackerman – Marshawn Lynch gives the shortest post-game MVP interview in Super Bowl history when he steps up to claim the trophy on Sunday. The Pats will “know why he’s here” after the bruising back llets his play on the field do the talking with a 100 yard plus, two touchdown game.
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