Decided by popular vote of fans and sportswriters, the Super Bowl MVP is the second-most important award in the NFL, aside from the actual Super Bowl and a highly anticipated award based on individual play. Commonly awarded to the winning Super Bowl team’s Quarterback, and usually is considered to be more of a popularity contest than anything. 27 of the 50 MVP award recipients were quarterbacks, with handfuls of players being running backs, receivers, and linebackers.

Super Bowl Winner Team Position
I Bart Starr Green Bay Packers Quarterback
II Bart Starr Green Bay Packers Quarterback
III Joe Namath New York Jets Quarterback
IV Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
V Chuck Howley Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
VI Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
VII Jake Scott Miami Dolphins Safety
VIII Larry Csonka Miami Dolphins Running back
IX Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
X Lynn Swann Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
XI Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders Wide receiver
XII Harvey Martin Dallas Cowboys Defensive end
Randy White Defensive tackle
XIII Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
XIV Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
XV Jim Plunkett Oakland Raiders Quarterback
XVI Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
XVII John Riggins Washington Redskins Running back
XVIII Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders Running back
XIX Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
XX Richard Dent Chicago Bears Defensive end
XXI Phil Simms New York Giants Quarterback
XXII Doug Williams Washington Redskins Quarterback
XXIII Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver
XXIV Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
XXV Ottis Anderson New York Giants Running back
XXVI Mark Rypien Washington Redskins Quarterback
XXVII Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
XXVIII Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
XXIX Steve Young San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
XXX Larry Brown Dallas Cowboys Cornerback
XXXI Desmond Howard Green Bay Packers Kick returner/
punt returner
XXXII Terrell Davis Denver Broncos Running back
XXXIII John Elway Denver Broncos Quarterback
XXXIV Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams Quarterback
XXXV Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
XXXVI Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback
XXXVII Dexter Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety
XXXVIII Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback
XXXIX Deion Branch New England Patriots Wide receiver
XL Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
XLI Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
XLII Eli Manning New York Giants Quarterback
XLIII Santonio Holmes Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
XLIV Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Quarterback
XLV Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Quarterback
XLVI Eli Manning New York Giants Quarterback
XLVII Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Quarterback
XLVIII Malcolm Smith Seattle Seahawks Linebacker
XLIX Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback
50 Von Miller Denver Broncos Linebacker

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