Who won Super Bowl MVP in 2023? Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes outduels Eagles’ Jalen Hurts to earn honors

Patrick Mahomes’ game in Super Bowl 57 wasn’t the most impressive statistical performance of his career. But it might have been the most gutsy.

The 2022 NFL MVP became the first player since Kurt Warner for the Rams in the 1999 season to win both that and Super Bowl MVP — and all on an ankle that has continuously been a talking point throughout the 2023 NFL playoffs.

That was no more apparent than in the waning moments of the first half vs. the Eagles, when Philadelphia linebacker T.J. Edwards appeared to re-aggravate his high-ankle sprain, causing him to limp heavily off the field:

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How did Mahomes respond? By leading a 10-point halftime comeback with a score on each of the Chiefs’ second-half possessions: Three touchdowns and a game-winning field goal with just seconds remaining. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said it best in the postgame interview:

Here’s how he won it:

Who won Super Bowl MVP in 2023?

Mahomes won the second Super Bowl MVP of his career on Sunday with a gutsy performance that saw him lead a double-digit halftime deficit after appearing to re-aggravate an ankle injury late in the second half — one that severely hobbled him in the divisional and conference championship rounds.

“I told y’all this week, nothing was going to keep me off that football field, man,” Mahomes said.

In all, he completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 38-35 win. His first touchdown was an 18-yard touchdown reception to his favorite target, Travis Kelce:

That was Mahomes’ only touchdown of the first half, though he more than made up with it the second, leading four scoring drives, including touchdown drives of 75, 75 and 5 yards. He had hands in two of those three touchdowns, completing throws of 5 and 4 yards, respectively, to Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore:

Mahomes had perhaps no more play play than his long scramble on that bum ankle for 26 yards to the Eagles’ 17-yard line. That allowed the Chiefs to take a late field goal in a 38-35 win:

With that, Mahomes adds to what is already a Hall of Fame career, just five seasons into his career as a starter:

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QBs who have won multiple Super Bowl MVPs

Mahomes is the 32nd quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP, and the sixth player to win it more than once. Only former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (three) and former Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (five) have more.

  • Bart Starr (two)
  • Terry Bradshaw (three)
  • Joe Montana (two)
  • Tom Brady (five)
  • Eli Manning (two)
  • Patrick Mahomes (two)

Super Bowl MVP winners

Year Super Bowl MVP Team Pos.
1967 I Bart Starr Packers QB
1968 II Bart Starr (2) Packers QB
1969 III Joe Namath Jets QB
1970 IV Len Dawson Chiefs QB
1971 V Chuck Howley Cowboys LB
1972 VI Roger Staubach Cowboys QB
1973 VII Jake Scott Dolphins S
1974 VIII Larry Csonka Dolphins RB
1975 IX Franco Harris Steelers RB
1976 X Lynn Swann Steelers WR
1977 XI Fred Biletnikoff Raiders WR
1978 XII Harvey Martin/Randy White Cowboys DE/DT
1979 XIII Terry Bradshaw Steelers QB
1980 XIV Terry Bradshaw (2) Steelers QB
1981 XV Jim Plunkett Raiders QB
1982 XVI Joe Montana 49ers QB
1983 XVII John Riggins Redskins RB
1984 XVIII Marcus Allen Raiders RB
1985 XIX Joe Montana (2) 49ers QB
1986 XX Richard Dent Bears DE
1987 XXI Phil Simms Giants QB
1988 XXII Doug Williams Redskins QB
1989 XXIII Jerry Rice 49ers WR
1990 XXIV Joe Montana (3) 49ers QB
1991 XXV Ottis Anderson Giants RB
1992 XXVI Mark Rypien Redskins QB
1993 XXVII Troy Aikman Cowboys QB
1994 XXVIII Emmitt Smith Cowboys RB
1995 XXIX Steve Young 49ers QB
1996 XXX Larry Brown Cowboys CB
1997 XXXI Desmond Howard Packers KR/PR
1998 XXXII Terrell Davis Broncos RB
1999 XXXIII John Elway Broncos QB
2000 XXXIV Kurt Warner Rams QB
2001 XXXV Ray Lewis Ravens LB
2002 XXXVI Tom Brady Patriots QB
2003 XXXVII Dexter Jackson Buccaneers S
2004 XXXVIII Tom Brady (2) Patriots QB
2005 XXXIX Deion Branch Patriots WR
2006 XL Hines Ward Steelers WR
2007 XLI Peyton Manning Colts QB
2008 XLII Eli Manning Giants QB
2009 XLIII Santonio Holmes Steelers WR
2010 XLIV Drew Brees Saints QB
2011 XLV Aaron Rodgers Packers QB
2012 XLVI Eli Manning (2) Giants QB
2013 XLVII Joe Flacco Ravens QB
2014 XLVIII Malcolm Smith Seahawks LB
2015 XLIX Tom Brady (3) Patriots QB
2016 L Von Miller Broncos LB
2017 LI Tom Brady (4) Patriots QB
2018 LII Nick Foles Eagles QB
2019 LIII Julian Edelman Patriots WR
2020 LIV Patrick Mahomes Chiefs QB
2021 LV Tom Brady (5) Buccaneers QB
2022 LVI Cooper Kupp Rams WR
2023 LVII Patrick Mahomes (2) Chiefs QB

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