It takes a lot to be the MVP during the NFL season. But, it takes even more grit, skill, and mental discipline to be the MVP when it matters the most. Super Bowl MVPs put their team on their back in the biggest game of the year. It’s an award that any NFL player would be honored to have.
There have been some iconic performances in the Super Bowl. From Tom Brady’s incredible comeback in Super Bowl LI, to Steve Young’s six touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIX, there are some very deserving winners. But, there are also MVP winners who will make you scratch your head.
Steve Young, Super Bowl XXIX
MOST: Steve Young had the game of his life in Super Bowl XIXX. He threw six touchdown passes, which are a Super Bowl record, in the San Francisco 49ers 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
The game started out very hot for Young as he found his favorite target, Jerry Rice, for a 44-yard touchdown on their third offensive play of the game. For a guy who spent a lot of his career in Joe Montana’s shadow, this was a huge performance for him.