Wow! After giving a truly incredible performance, Von Miller, was crowned the MVP of Super Bowl 50! The outside linebacker dazzled the crowd and frustrated Cam Newton, making him a clear choice for the big award! Well done!
In the NFL’s biggest game, Peyton Manning, 39, the veteran quarterback for the Denver Broncos, faced off against the heir apparent, Cam Newton, 26, of the Carolina Panthers, in Super Bowl 50. But after an epic battle it was clear that outside linebacker, Von Miller, 26, was the star of the night and deserved to take home the MVP trophy! HollywoodLife.com breaks down WHY Von deserved the award!
The Broncos won the Vince Lombardi trophy for the 3rd time in the history of their franchise beating the Panthers 24-10 and it was due in large part to Von’s amazing defense! The linebacker drafted in No. 2 overall in 2011 behind Cam, terrorized Carolina’s quarterback all night long. Von’s stats can’t be argued with as he ended the game with 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and six total tackles. But even more, the magnitude of his plays clearly shifted the outcome. His first sack on Cam forced a fumble which was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and a 10-0 Broncos lead. His strip-sack in the fourth quarter set up Denver’s only other TD and put the game out of reach. From start to finish Von made a huge impact on the game.
In previous years, the Super Bowl MVP has usually been chosen from the quarterback position. In fact, 4 of the last 5 Super Bowl MVP winners were quarterbacks, with stars such as Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers. Malcolm Smith, former linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, was the exception to the rule.
Cam walked away with the top prize of league’s MVP for the season at the NFL Honors Awards on Feb. 6,, adding to his 2015 MVP he was awarded by the Pro Football Writers of America. He recorded a league-high 45 touchdowns, with 35 of those being passing TDs. It really was a blowout season for him.
HollywoodLifers, Did you think Von deserved to be the MVP of Super Bowl 50? Let us know who you thought was the best player on the field in the comments below!