Remembering the heroes of every Super Bowl

As we inch closer to Super Bowl 50, it's hard not to ponder who could become the next player to go down in Super Bowl lore. Will Peyton Manning ride off into the sunset after clinching his second ring? Can Cam Newton finally shut down his detractors once and for all with a stellar championship performance? Or can an unexpected hero rise above the rest when it matters most?

Throughout history, a number of players have surprised us by wearing the crown on Super Bowl Sunday. And ahead of this year's title matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, we took the time to remember every Super Bowl MVP ever named.

Click through the gallery above, and tweet your MVP prediction to us at @AOLSports.

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