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Saturday open thread: Who will be Super Bowl 53 MVP?

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Who will come away with Super Bowl MVP honors this year?

Los Angeles Rams v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

We’re a day away from the Super Bowl, which is either really good news or really bad news, depending on your outlook. On one hand, it’s the biggest football event of the year, which makes for an intense environment and—if we’re lucky—some great football. On the other hand, it also means we’re close to the day furthest away from the regular season.

But let’s just ignore the negative part, because the Super Bowl is a pretty fun event, even if it is overblown and made for the casual football fans. The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are two teams more than worthy of being in Atlanta this week, and a good game should follow—though we’ve been fooled before.

With so many talented athletes on the field Sunday, it’s hard to know who exactly will be the deciding factor for Super Bowl 53. Will Tom Brady continue his dominance? Will the young Jared Goff rise to the occasion? Could a defensive player make the game-changing play?

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who will be the MVP of Super Bowl 53?

Your answer: Well, let’s first look at the Vegas odds:

Let’s be honest, if you think the Patriots are going to win this game, you’re wasting money if you’re picking anyone other that Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback has been the MVP in four of his five Super Bowl wins, and there really isn’t another player on the team worthy of that kind of confidence.

For the Rams, I’m a little tempted to take Gurley over Goff, just because I think Goff may throw a pick or two in this game. Aaron Donald seems like a smart choice, but for a defensive player to win the award, he’ll have to do more than pick up a couple sacks and/or tackles for loss. He’d pretty much have to force a couple turnovers or score a touchdown. And while he’s fully capable of something like that, those are really hard to predict. So play it safe and go offense. I’d pick Gurley.

Your turn.

Poll

Who win Super Bowl 53 MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Tom Brady
    (79 votes)
  • 2%
    Jared Goff
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Todd Gurley
    (14 votes)
  • 10%
    Sony Michel
    (18 votes)
  • 13%
    Aaron Donald
    (23 votes)
  • 2%
    James White
    (5 votes)
  • 18%
    Other
    (33 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now