Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith receives SilveradoWed, 05 Feb 2014
Winning the Super Bowl is a tremendous achievement, and after the festivities were over on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith received another present in addition to a Super Bowl ring. Smith was voted Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVIII by fan vote and a media panel on Sunday, during the postgame show. Yet another present was in store for him, as the very next day he received the keys to the official MVP vehicle for this year's Super Bowl, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country.
Smith is just the third linebacker in Super Bowl history to be voted game MVP, joining linebackers Chuck Howley of Dallas in 1971 and Ray Lewis of Baltimore in 2001, who also received the honor. And it's a bit unusual for a defensive player to be voted MVP, though Smith's performance against the Denver Broncos greatly contributed to the overwhelming win for his team.
The perks of being voted Super Bowl MVP are... too great to recount, though receiving a brand new Chevrolet Silverado the day after winning the game would definitely be in the top five for us. The 2014 Silverado happens to be an MVP itself, having received the Best of the Best honors among trucks in our annual awards, alongside the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, and we couldn't think of a much more fitting truck for Super Bowl XLVIII's Most Valuable Player.
The 2014 Silverado received our Best of the Best award in the truck category.
The 2014 Silverado High Country is the luxury version of this full-size pickup, and is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine. Creature comforts are just some of the things that impressed us when we got a chance to test the truck, though its performance and working ability sealed the deal. We found the truck easy to drive whether it was empty or loaded with cargo, and its road manners were impressive for such a large vehicle.
The 2014 Silverado High Country starts at $48,675, and is distinguished from base versions by the chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, 20-inch chrome wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, unique side moldings, and halogen headlamps.
By Jay Ramey