Traditionally the Super Bowl MVP goes to the winning team’s quarterback, but there are some real non-passing contenders for Tampa Bay, should they win on Sunday.
Mike Evans will be a handful for the Kansas City Chiefs defense in the championship game and with the aggressive style that they play, Evans could rack up some big catches from quarterback Tom Brady to get him into the MVP conversation.
“I think Mike Evans has a chance. I like his matchup against Charvarius Ward or Bashaud Breeland. I like the fact that they press, and you have a chance to make big plays,” Scott Smith said on the Locked On Bucs podcast. “I like that they blitz a lot. I just think that the Buccaneers, we have a chance to have some opportunities for some big plays with Tom Brady and Mike Evans.”
On the defensive side of the ball, Tampa Bay’s young stud linebacker Devin White has had a strong postseason and could really shine in the Super Bowl and get some looks to be Super Bowl LV’s MVP.
“On the defensive side of the ball, I was going to say Shaq Barrett because of the opportunities against their reworked tackles. He could have two or three sacks and be like a Von Miller in Super Bowl 50 against Mike Remmers,” said Smith. “I just watched a video of Devin White just before were started recording. His closing speed is insane. When he decides to rush the passer on a delayed rush, he gets there so fast and he also has the chance to force fumbles, interceptions, he is a big play waiting to happen. I think there is an absolute chance that Devin White blows up in this Super Bowl.”