- Patrick Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks/players in the NFL.
- Mahomes is only 24, in his second year as an NFL starter, and his third year in the league overall.
- There is a large number of prop bets attesting to Mahomes’ prowess on various betting sites.
MIAMI – Patrick Mahomes is in his second year as an NFL starter, and in those two years, the Chiefs have hosted back to back AFC Championship games. Now, he has a chance to add a Super Bowl ring to his already sterling resume, which includes the 2019 MVP award.
As far as on the field play, Mahomes is up there with any quarterback who has ever played in the league. He fires off-balance bombs like Aaron Rodgers with the scrambly ability to extend plays of DeShaun Watson.
At Super Bowl LIV, he will have a chance to etch his name among the greats.
Mahomes is 24, the same age as Tom Brady when he won his first Super Bowl, the same Tom Brady that prevented Mahomes from getting to this point last year.
The incredibly compelling part of Mahomes’ game is not just that he is incredible, but that he does it with style. He makes everything look easy, from no-look passes to 70-yard bombs to the fastest wideouts in the league to 15 yard runs when the defense gives him that option.
Given his level of play, it’s no surprise that the young phenom is favored to win the Super Bowl MVP award. The Super Bowl MVP award tends to go to the quarterback of the winning team, but Mahomes is more favored than that would warrant, demonstrating how much he matters to the Chiefs as a team.
Betting on Mahomes on Bovada to win the award is listed at +115, with the next closest players both playing for the San Francisco 49ers – quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at +275 and running back Raheem Mostert at +550.
Mahomes also has a lot of incredible prop bets that are available on his absurd performances. Whether focused on Super Bowl 54 or betting on Mahomes across multiple sports, there are endless options.
For example, on Bovada, there is a prop bet that gives Mahomes +140 odds to throw two touchdowns in the same quarter.
Mahomes is -250 to have more touchdown passes than Garoppolo and -450 to throw for more yards than his San Francisco counterpart.
Mahomes is similarly favored to have more rushing yards than Garoppolo, with Mahomes’ rushing yards receiving a -20.5 handicap and still being a -215 favorite.
It is abundantly clear that Mahomes is expected to be incredible in this game – the sportsbooks expect it and so do the fans from Missouri – a bar full of Kansas City fanatics was filmed singing “Take Me Home, Pat Mahomes” to the tune of “Take Me Home Country Roads”.
“Kansas City to Miami
Take me home
Pat Mahomes” pic.twitter.com/i2Z7JsUIyi
— Jason Anderson (@J810Anderson) February 2, 2020
Let’s see if he can take the Chiefs home.