Brady For MVP? Why Not?

December 29th, 2020

Still magic

Yeah, Joe understands that it is a stretch to think park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady might be the NFL MVP.

But read the following.

Sure, Pat Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers will likely get the MVP. Mahomes is otherworldly and is the engine that drives the best team in football.

Oh, you could argue Josh Allen should be MVP. What are the Bills without Allen, who just handed Bill Belicheat his worst home loss as coach of the Patriots last night? Allen, like Mahomes, is a young star and it’s going to be fun for the next decade watching Mahomes and Allen duke it out like Brady and Peyton Manning did for so many years.

Like Mahomes, Allen is a gunslinger with a cannon arm. That’s fun. That’s entertainment. That’s drama. That’s why the NFL is the 900-pound gorilla of sports!

(Don’t get Joe started about foreign sports. When it comes to sports, Joe is a proud and unashamed jingoist.)

But here is Joe’s point about Brady and the MVP:

Brady — at 43 — has 36 touchdowns. That’s fourth in the NFL currently. Would it surprise anyone if Brady polished off the Dixie Chicks on Sunday with four more touchdowns?

So say, at 43, Brady throws for 40 touchdowns. That’s like a 30-year old quarterback throwing for 46-50 touchdowns. A dude throwing 40 touchdowns at 43 is unprecedented in the 101-year history of the NFL.

Brady is also fourth in the NFL in passing yards (4,234).

Now here is the X-factor: Brady just left a team that was in the playoffs all but one year in the past two decades, after Brady first took over as starting quarterback 20 years ago.

The one year the Patriots didn’t make the playoffs, Brady was hurt.

So Brady leaves the Patriots and what happens? The team implodes. The Patriots, after Monday night’s loss to Allen and the Bills, are guaranteed to have their first losing season since Brady was inserted as the Patriots’ starting quarterback.

So the first year Brady leaves, the Patriots turn to trash, even with the best football coach who ever lived.

Now flip the coin. Brady comes to the Bucs, a franchise that for the past 13 years couldn’t get out of its own way, a franchise that was the league’s fire hydrant to the NFL’s dawgs. Suddenly with Brady, the Bucs secure a playoff berth breaking that 12-season drought.

If Brady is not at least in the conversation for the league’s MVP, there’s something wrong. Yeah, Joe can see easily Mahomes or Rodgers or maybe even Allen getting this award. But Brady is right there.

Or should be right there, too.

25 Responses to “Brady For MVP? Why Not?”

  1. Buc Wild Says:

    Just curious, why not even mention the clear front runner for MVP ?….which is Aaron Rodgers lol

  2. gp Says:

    It seems that Joe has forgotten that Brady now plays tor the Bucs, the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL.
    No respect!
    We are lucky to get a DPOY once in 40+ years. And you expect an MVP?

  3. Joe Says:

    which is Aaron Rodgers lol

    Very good point. He likely will win it. Have AFC on the brain after watching the Bills tonight.

  4. Joe Says:

    It seems that Joe has forgotten that Brady now plays tor the Bucs


    You don’t say? Never would have known if Joe didn’t go back to the video he shot of Brady at Bucs practice in training camp. Thought it was Trent Dilfer wearing No. 12.

  5. Pewter Power Says:

    I’m sure Brady would prefer a Super Bowl MVP over who had the best nfl season

    He wouldn’t be in the conversation because he’s been doing it so long. Probably would be if we’d beaten any other playoff teams besides the Packers because it was chalked up as a fluke

  6. gp Says:

    Thought it was Trent Dilfer wearing No. 12.

    Had Trent Dilfer carried the Bucs to a superbowl with similar or even better numbers than Brady this year, do you think he would have been considered for MVP?
    My point is… It’s not the player but the team they are playing for.
    Yes, TB12 has brought a great increase in interest but the lack of respect goes far too deep to be wiped away in just one year!

  7. Joe Says:

    It’s not the player but the team they are playing for.

    MVP isn’t awarded to any team as the name suggests. Most Valuable Player.

  8. gp Says:

    Pewter Power Says:
    December 29th, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I’m sure Brady would prefer a Super Bowl MVP over who had the best nfl season

    Now THAT one is doable.

  9. gp Says:

    Sorry Joe. You’re not getting my argument.
    MVP will not be awarded to ANY player of the Bucs in the near future unless they carry the team in a MAJOR way.
    By Major way I mean the greatest athlete to ever play the game, PERIOD.
    Not because of the player , but because of the perception the rest of the league has of us.
    Again, no respect.

  10. gp Says:

    Joe Says:
    December 29th, 2020 at 12:21 am

    It’s not the player but the team they are playing for.

    MVP isn’t awarded to any team as the name suggests. Most Valuable Player.

    Do you think Mahomes would be in the running if he was surrounded by a bunch of hacks that rarely caught the ball or ran the wrong direction?
    It is a team sport and the MVP will always have a supporting cast on his team or he won’t be MVP

  11. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Seriously, it’s an article, and yes Brady has a chance at MVP. I understand the trauma disorder of everyone over the years. It’s different now people! This team is on point and all the trash we thought was good since 2002 is still trash!!! And how can anyone not be excited that Brady, gronk and Bryant came to help our beautiful supporting cast? Did anyone ever envision them plus Suh and jpp? What about barret? This team is loaded to the teeth and peaking! Last time we saw anything remotely close was when Malcom went all in! Tom is on FIRE! AND IS EVERYONE INVOLVED!

  12. Buczilla Says:

    Valid argument Joes and if he played up in the Northeast, he’d have a legit shot at it. Playing for us? Zero chance.

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Don’t think he should win MVP. But his name should at least be thrown into the conversation.

  14. gp Says:

    Please don’t get me wrong. I’m looking forward to home field advantage in the superbowl. And I think that superbowl MVP will actually be more precious to Tom than league MVP, though both would be great!
    League MVP is just a bauble compared to a superbowl win!

  15. sgrd0q Says:

    Well, the MVP award has little to do with who the most valuable player truly is. It is also near impossible to ascertain who that person is. For example, the 2010 Cols went to the AFC championship game (being in the post season for nine straight years) and the following year when Payton Manning had his neck surgery the Colts went 2-14 with pretty much the same team. One can argue (after the fact) that Manning was the most valuable in 2010 as he did the most with very little, but of course it does not work that way when they vote for MVP. Typically, they vote for the player with the best stats where, of course, the team as a whole is responsible to a large extend for those stats.

    Brady came to a new team, new system, new coaches, no pre-season, etc. – hard to expect him to post the best stats overall. He has a shot at the season MVP next year if the Bucs can retain most players. And no, I do not think this has anything to do with Tampa being a small market.

    On a side note, what a game for the Bills! Per Wikipedia Brady is 31-3 against the Bills (and one of the three losses was at the last game of 2014 when the Patriots had clinched the number one seed and they rested most of the starters after the first few plays). And Brady never lost at home to the Bills. This is just crazy stats – we are talking two decades with different coaches, systems, players, etc. Unbelievable record. And now Brady is out and the Bills embarrass the Pats at Gillette.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Since I have a preseason prop bet on Allen as MVP, so everyone needs to vote for him. Also have the Bills vs Bucs in the Super Bowl, let’s make that happen.

  17. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Joe made the best and valid point for Brady as MVP. He left one team and went to another and changed the fortune of both. How is that not a Most Valuable Player???? One who can change the fortunes of two franchises inside one year! That there alone attests to his GOATness!

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If Brady would have finished the Ram game and the Bear game with Game-winning drives. The Bucs would be 12-3 with the tiebreaker against GB for the #1 seed in the Playoffs. If Tom Brady would have finished those games against the Bears and the Rams, he would be winning the MVP. So in Tampa Bay or not, he would be winning an MVP. 2 drives, just 2 drives that we have seen him do many times to win games over his storied career. GO BUCS!!!!

  19. August 1976 Buc Says:

    BTW all the people that have had negative things to say about Brady versus Jameis or any other Buc QB. Brady is the Bucs MVP by far. He is by far better than any QB that has ever played for the Bucs. Culture changer, and simply the current GOAT. He is not the best in the NFL today, that is Mahome boy, But Brady is still Mr 6Rings. GO BUCS!!!!!

  20. Way to go! Says:

    MVP = Most Valuable Player not the BEST player. Which player is the most valuable? Tommy should get some consideration.

  21. Bird Says:

    Actually makes perfect sense to me
    Dude is a winner and makes people around him accountable

    People say its cause of belicheat. Nah. Not true.
    Coaches help but players play and the goat 6 rings best in football
    Lets hope he is not done.
    It will take a team effort for them in playoffs

    Offense needs to get started early enough
    And pass defense to not suck so much. Put the qb in the dirt.

    Good article joes

  22. rsjcheapseats Says:

    Mahomes is an AFC Championship coin flip from 2 straight Super Bowls, and the Chiefs are 14-1. He is the best player in the league, and has been for 3 years.

  23. Wayne PEREZ Says:

    Joe please quit with all the bs before tom Brady s name give the goat the respect he deserves thank you

  24. sauron's eye Says:

    He sure is the MVP of our team. I doubt he cares about the award, nor do I. Just keep winning games.

  25. Potato Chip Says:

    I am finding the comments that he’s not being considered for MVP because of a ack of respect for the Bucs a little humorous. The funny thing is that I see comments all the time that Bradys numbers are unimpressive because he went to a team equivalent to the GS Warriors when Kevin Durant joined them. The lack of respect Tom is getting is because people believe Tom went to a stacked team and any old QB could lead them to the playoffs, and the Patriots are a terrible team this year that no QB, even Mahomes (always mentioned), could possibly take them to the playoffs. The truth is that both teams benefitted immensely by Brady’s leadership, but that’s their narrative.