The hype goes into overdrive this week, in anticipation of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs meeting Sunday in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The showdown features the top seed in each conference and two of the NFL’s most prolific, young quarterbacks in Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts. Hurts, in just his third NFL season, has led Philadelphia to its first conference title since 2017. Mahomes now has reached the Super Bowl three times in his first five seasons as the Chiefs’ starting signal-caller.
Is this the youngest Super Bowl quarterback matchup in history? BetKansas.com, your best source for all things Kansas sports betting, pursued the answer. Utilizing Pro-Football-Reference.com, we looked at the Super Bowl matchups with the youngest combined ages of the quarterbacks in those contests.
Youngest Super Bowl QB Matchups
It appears the league is in good hands with young, top-tier quarterback play as the Hurts-Mahomes matchup will be the youngest quarterback battle in Super Bowl history.
Worth noting: Of the other matchups in the Top 3 youngest Super Bowl quarterback duels, the older quarterback ended up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Joe Montana was the MVP of Super Bowl 19 after throwing for 331 yards and three touchdowns in the San Francisco 49ers’ (-3) 38-16 win over Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. In Super Bowl 31, Brett Favre tossed two touchdowns and ran for another as the heavily favored Green Bay Packers (-14) got past Drew Bledsoe’s New England Patriots, 35-21. Green Bay’s Desmond Howard was named Super Bowl MVP.
This year’s QBs are also the clear favorites to be named Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl on Kansas betting apps. Hurts (+110) is a slight favorite over Mahomes (+130) to be named the Super Bowl MVP on DraftKings Kansas Sportsbook.
Before the AFC and NFC Championship games, Mahomes was +400 to be named Super Bowl MVP and Hurts was +650 at DraftKings. Hurts and Mahomes were also popular bets to be named the NFL’s regular-season MVP. Hurts went as low as -175 after a three-touchdown performance against the New York Giants in Week 14, but his chance at the award plummeted after missing two games in December with a shoulder injury. Mahomes took over as the clear front runner for the award with Hurts sidelined, as the Chiefs Super Bowl odds also continued to increase over the course of the season.
As for the game, BetMGM Kansas Sportsbook has the Eagles as a narrow 1.5-point favorite (-125 on the moneyline). The over-under is 50.5 points.
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