Super Bowl Odds 2012: Odds on 10 Players Becoming Super Bowl MVP

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants walks off of the field after the Giants won 20-17 in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The big day is around the corner and all anyone can talk about are predictions on the final score and the odds of different players becoming MVP.

The polls have been out and the most likely candidates are Tom Brady and Eli Manning.  Brady has already won twice and Manning won once when they beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl back in 2008. 

Of the last five Super Bowls played, a quarterback has won four times. 

Other big contenders are Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker.  There has been some speculation as to whether Gronkowski will play or not after he suffered an injury to his left ankle in the AFC Championship game. 

However, during Media Day, he and his teammates sounded optimistic with his odds of playing. Said Gronkowski via USA Today:

Get out there, be effective and help out the team. But that's in like six days, you never know. It could be 100% by then, or it could be 2% by then. We are just taking it day by day, making positive strides, moving forward, so it's going good.

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is another target for the title. The 25-year-old was unknown before this season when he had 82 catches for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns.

The odds breakdown via SB Nation are as follows:

Tom Brady: 13-to-10

Eli Manning: 9-to-4

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots answers questions from the media during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Phot
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Rob Gronkowski: 8-to-1

Victor Cruz: 12-to-1

Hakeem Nicks: 14/1

Aaron Hernandez: 15/1

Wes Welker: 15/1

Ahmad Bradshaw: 22/1

BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 22/1

Jason Pierre-Paul: 30/1