Super Bowl MVP Award

    The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player or Super Bowl MVP, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football League's championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. Currently, the winner is chosen by a panel of members of the media, and the fans. The media panel's ballots count for eighty percent of the votes while the fans' ballots count for twenty percent. The fans may vote online during the game. Prior to Super Bowl XXXV, only the media panel selected the MVP.

"You can't get any higher than being crowned MVP of the Super Bowl. Not in our profession. You have MVPs of the league every year. But to be MVP of the Super Bowl ... is just a blessing. It's something that only a few people can boast. Especially people who do what I do, which is return punts and kicks." - Desmond Howard in Super Sunday (Vernon J. Biever, 1998)

Super Bowl MVP Award

Super Bowl MVP Award by Football Almanac

Super Bowl I

01-15-1967

Bart Starr (1)

QB

1966 Green Bay Packers (1)

Super Bowl II

01-14-1968

Bart Starr (2)

QB

1967 Green Bay Packers (2)

Super Bowl III

01-12-1969

Joe Namath (1)

QB

1968 New York Jets (1)

Super Bowl IV

01-11-1970

Len Dawson (1)

QB

1969 Kansas City Chiefs (1)

Super Bowl V

01-17-1971

Chuck Howley (1)

LB

1970 Dallas Cowboys (1)

Super Bowl VI

01-16-1972

Roger Staubach (1)

QB

1971 Dallas Cowboys (2)

Super Bowl VII

01-14-1973

Jake Scott (1)

S

1972 Miami Dolphins (1)

Super Bowl VIII

01-13-1974

Larry Csonka (1)

FB

1973 Miami Dolphins (2)

Super Bowl IX

01-12-1975

Franco Harris (1)

FB

1974 Pittsburgh Steelers (1)

Super Bowl X

01-18-1976

Lynn Swann (1)

WR

1975 Pittsburgh Steelers (2)

Super Bowl XI

01-09-1977

Fred Biletnikoff (1)

WR

1976 Oakland Raiders (1)

Super Bowl XII

01-15-1978

Harvey Martin (1)

DE

1977 Dallas Cowboys (3)

Randy White (1)

DT

Super Bowl XIII

01-21-1979

Terry Bradshaw (1)

QB

1978 Pittsburgh Steelers (3)

Super Bowl XIV

01-20-1980

Terry Bradshaw (2)

QB

1979 Pittsburgh Steelers (4)

Super Bowl XV

01-25-1981

Jim Plunkett (1)

QB

1980 Oakland Raiders (2)

Super Bowl XVI

01-24-1982

Joe Montana (1)

QB

1981 San Francisco 49ers (1)

Super Bowl XVII

01-30-1983

John Riggins (1)

FB

1982 Washington Redskins (1)

Super Bowl XVIII

01-22-1984

Marcus Allen (1)

RB

1983 Los Angeles Raiders (3)

Super Bowl XIX

01-20-1985

Joe Montana (2)

QB

1984 San Francisco 49ers (2)

Super Bowl XX

01-26-1986

Richard Dent (1)

DE

1985 Chicago Bears (1)

Super Bowl XXI

01-25-1987

Phil Simms (1)

QB

1986 Mew York Giants (1)

Super Bowl XXII

01-31-1988

Doug Williams (1)

QB

1987 Washington Redskins (2)

Super Bowl XXIII

01-22-1989

Jerry Rice (1)

WR

1988 San Francisco 49ers (3)

Super Bowl XXIV

01-28-1990

Joe Montana (3)

QB

1989 San Francisco 49ers (4)

Super Bowl XXV

01-27-1991

Ottis Anderson (1)

RB

1990 New York Giants (2)

Super Bowl XXVI

01-26-1992

Mark Rypien (1)

QB

1991 Washington Redskins (3)

Super Bowl XXVII

01-31-1993

Troy Aikman (1)

QB

1992 Dallas Cowboys (4)

Super Bowl XXVIII

01-30-1994

Emmitt Smith (1)

RB

1993 Dallas Cowboys (5)

Super Bowl XXIX

01-29-1995

Steve Young (1)

QB

1994 San Francisco 49ers (5)

Super Bowl XXX

01-28-1996

Larry Brown (1)

CB

1995 Dallas Cowboys (6)

Super Bowl XXXI

01-26-1997

Desmon Howard (1)

KR

1996 Green Bay Packers (3)

Super Bowl XXXII

01-25-1998

Terrell Davis (1)

RB

1997 Denver Broncos (1)

Super Bowl XXXIII

01-31-1999

John Elway (1)

QB

1998 Denver Broncos (2)

Super Bowl XXXIV

01-30-2000

Kurt Warner (1)

QB

1999 St. Louis Rams (1)

Super Bowl XXXV

01-28-2001

Ray Lewis (1)

LB

2000 Baltimore Ravens (1)

Super Bowl XXXVI

02-03-2002

Tom Brady (1)

QB

2001 New England Patriots (1)

Super Bowl XXXVII

01-26-2003

Dexter Jackson (1)

FS

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1)

Super Bowl XXXVIII

02-01-2004

Tom Brady (2)

QB

2003 New England Patriots (2)

Super Bowl XXXIX

02-06-2005

Deion Branch (1)

WR

2004 New England Patriots (3)

Super Bowl XL

02-05-2006

Hines Ward (1)

WR

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers (5)

Super Bowl XLI

02-04-2007

Peyton Manning (1)

QB

2006 Indianapolis Colts (1)

Super Bowl XLII

02-03-2008

Eli Manning (1)

QB

2007 New York Giants (3)

Super Bowl XLIII

02-02-2009

Santonio Holmes (1)

WR

2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (6)

Super Bowl XLIV

02-07-2010

Drew Brees (1)

QB

2009 New Orleans Saints (1)

Super Bowl XLV

xx-xx-2011

Not Yet Announced (x)

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Super Bowl MVP Award by Football Almanac | Bold = HOF Player



Did you know that Chuck Howley, who won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award in Super Bowl V, played for the losing team?

There have been forty-five Super Bowl Most Valuable Players; sixteen are enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame (their names appear in bold print), eight were defensive players, four were former Heisman Trophy Award winners, and only one played on special teams.

From 1960 through 1990 the winner of the Super Bowl MVP was given a new Buick and a watch. Since 1991 the winner receives the Pete Rozelle Trophy, named in honor of the National Football League Commissioner who served from 1960 through 1989, and a new Cadillac of their choice.