Tom Brady should be in the conversation for NFL MVP this year.
I can’t believe I haven’t heard his name being thrown around for the MVP award this season. I keep hearing about Peyton Manning but come on, Tom Brady definitely deserves to be in the conversation.
Peyton Manning has all the weapons in the world but Tom Brady doesn’t, yet his team keeps winning and most of it is because of the QB.
Tom Brady lost 2 of his top targets in the offseason, Aaron Hernandez, and Wes Welker. And to start the season, Rob Gronkowski missed the first 6 weeks of the season. Danny Amendola missed 4 weeks after getting injured in the first game of the season and RB Shane Vereen missed two months of football after being injured in the first game of the season. His offensive line was also shaky to start the season and he was getting hit and sacked a lot but overcame it. His hand was swollen against the Dolphins but he still had a big second half to defeat Miami.
Brady played the first half of the season with a bunch of rookies and Julian Edelman and tight ends named Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan, yet he had the Patriots sitting at 5 – 2 before getting most of his starters back.
The Patriots offense wasn’t always pretty at times but they were effective enough to get crucial wins and beat the highly touted Saints inside of Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots offense has begun to pick it up considerably since getting back all their key starters and have scored 30+ points in the past two games, and not to mention Tom Brady out dueled and outplayed Peyton Manning to beat his Denver Broncos 2 weeks ago in history making fashion.
Seriously, who else does more with less than Tom Brady?
I think we can all agree, if the QB for New England had been almost anybody else to start the season the Pats would have had a losing record before Gronk and Vereen got back healthy.
Tom Brady had to be clutch to get wins against the Bills, Saints, Broncos, and Texans. And against the Saints he threw the game winning touchdown with 5 seconds left to an undrafted rookie named Kenbrell Thompkins. He had to have big second half’s against the Dolphins, Broncos, and Texans to win the games, and he did. He also threw 4 touchdowns and over 400 yards and put up 55 points against the Steelers.
Brady has thrown for 3,267 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.
Those numbers will continue to grow by leaps and bounds before the end of the year.
And Tom Brady is doing all of this with receivers named Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, rookie Aaron Dobson, and undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins.
He has also went back to using the one tight end in the passing game instead of the two tight end sets we are use to seeing in New England.
This year has shown how much Tom Brady means to the New England Patriots by doing what he is doing.
Before the season many experts were picking the Dolphins to challenge New England for the AFC East because of the losses the Pats had in the offseason and all the players the Dolphins picked up, but Tom Brady is helping the Pats to run away with the division and has them in the running for a first or second seed bye.
Brian Billick said before the season started that if Tom Brady had ANY success with this offense they should go ahead and put him in the hall of fame. Well, lets go ahead and put him in the hall of fame because he is definitely having success.
No matter what has happened throughout the course of a game, Brady has had his team in a position to win every game this season.
The Patriots are undefeated at home this year too.
This Patriots team has the look of a very special team that is finding ways to win. They are gritty, competitive, and mentally tough, and all of it stems from their leader, Tom Brady.
The MVP should be given to the player that is doing the most for his team and is the biggest reason they are winning, and a player that they could not be successful without. I think that describes Tom Brady, especially this year.