S Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.Who will be Super Bowl XLVI MVP? That's the question on the minds of fans, betting firms and players themselves as Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants approaches. Both teams have won Super Bowls recently and each are stacked with talented players deserving of the coveted Super Bowl MVP award.
The Super Bowl MVP is selected by a vote by fans during the Super Bowl, which makes up for 20% of the tally, and by a pool of NFL writers and broadcasters after the game, which accounts for the other 80% of the vote. The votes are tallied and during the post-game Super Bowl festivities, one player is named the most valuable to the NFL championship game. In all cases except one, the honor is given to a member of the winning team.
To speculate on which player will win the Super Bowl MVP award at Super Bowl XLVI, first you need to know which team will win. The New York Giants have history on their side having beat the New England Patriots 24-20 on November 6, 2011, as well as the last time they met in the NFL postseason on February 3, 2008, when they won Super Bowl XLII 17-14. Both teams however have changed significantly since their last Super Bowl meeting.
For the Patriots, two-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady is still breaking records at quarterback as are his favorite targets, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. On the other side of the field, Super Bowl XLII MVP Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw have all stepped up this season to elevate the Giants to the title game.
Each team is stacked but only one will come out on top. Only one player will be named the Super Bowl MVP. Think you know which one that will be? Vote below for your favorite or add the player you think will win the award.