“Tight End MVP???”: Drake’s “Psychotic” Million Dollar Bets on KC Chiefs Gets NFL World Losing Sanity

Published 02/11/2023, 4:45 AM EST

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The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are ready to square off in an epic Super Bowl LVII showdown tomorrow. And fans of both franchises are turning up the cheer factor as the moment closes in. Canadian rapper Drake has chosen his horse for the clash at the State Farm Arena.

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Drake, known for his ominous betting curse, has put $700k on the Chiefs, along with an array of side bets. And typically, Chiefs fans would be terrified, considering the team Drake bets on, always loses. But after the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar last December, Drake may have finally broken that curse.

The money is on Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes

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Besides $700,000 on the Chiefs to win the Lombardi, the rapper also gambled on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes connecting with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for a touchdown. However, this particular bet can backfire for Drake since JuJu is doubtful with a knee swelling, despite being a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and injury report.

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The titan of the music industry also bet on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to win the Super Bowl MVP and not any of the quarterbacks. This didn’t sit well with fans, especially after Pat Mahomes won his second regular season MVP. Also, they brought up the ‘Drake curse’.

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Drake also put $30,000 on the Chiefs to win every quarter of the game. And even JuJu commented on Drake’s official Instagram post.

Say less,” JuJu wrote. One fan asked in bewilderment, “Tight end MVP??

Fanatics CEO and Philly fan Michael Rubin commented, “Fly Eagles Fly.

Drake can thank Lionel Messi and Tyson Fury

Nobody expected Argentina to win the FIFA World Cup when Drake bet on them. Neither did Tyson Fury fans when he matched up against Deontay Wilder in October 2021. However, Messi and Fury beat the power of the ‘Drake curse’ and fans believe the Chiefs can too.

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The Philly unit is significantly stronger than the Kansas side. Patrick Mahomes is not a hundred percent due to the high ankle sprain suffered during their divisional round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With JuJu’s knee and Kadarius Toney questionable with an ankle injury as well, Travis Kelce needs to put on a show for the championship and that Super Bowl MVP.

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The Chiefs have been lucky for Drake this season. Drake bet around $1.1 million on Kansas to beat the Cincinnati Bengals at the AFC Championship. And the rapper cashed in on the Chiefs’ brilliance. This time, if Kansas wins, Drake makes a cool $1.47 million and can even reach the $4.5 million mark if the side wagers also click. Can he continue the lucky stretch this Sunday in Phoenix?

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.
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Deepika Bhaduri

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