Super Bowl 54: 10 likeliest players to win MVP

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KANSAS CITY, MO – JANUARY 19: Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) celebrates after a play against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Super Bowl LIV matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers should be a good one, but who will take home the game’s MVP honors?

The Super Bowl MVP winner is often granted a ticket into football immortality. Being named the Most Valuable Player of the season’s biggest game is a huge deal, and it is the kind of honor that can cement Hall of Fame resumes since it means you stepped up and performed in the biggest spot.

With the big game just two days away, FanSided is taking this opportunity to rank the 10 most likely candidates to take home the Super Bowl MVP trophy in Miami, starting with Chiefs’ defensive end Chris Jones.

10. Chiefs Defensive End Chris Jones

There aren’t a ton of defenders that have been named Super Bowl MVP, but it has actually happened twice in the last decade, with Malcolm Smith and Von Miller claiming the Pete Rozelle trophy for the Seahawks and Broncos respectively.

A defender has to really wreck a game to claim the MVP title, and Jones certainly has the potential to do that for the Chiefs. The 49ers will look to run the football in order to control the clock, and if Jones can blow up the interior of the San Francisco offensive line he could find himself flying back home with some additional hardware.

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