We are now post week 11 in the NFL season (that flew by) – which now heats up the NFL MVP discussion. Of course, everyone west of Massachusetts will jump on any bandwagon that is anti Tom Brady. Don’t get me wrong, Carson Wentz is great, and should be the runner up for MVP. But, Tom Brady is the real MVP of the NFL.
The Patriots are currently 8-2 this season and likely heading towards another Super Bowl run. The Pats are doing this while have one of the worst defenses in football allowing over an average of 400 yards per game. Julian Edelman won’t play a snap this season, Chris Hogan will be out for weeks, Malcolm Mitchell hasn’t played a snap yet, not to mention Mike Gillislee has been a complete bust at the running back position and literally doesn’t play anymore.
Despite the instability around everyone except Brady, he puts up a league high 3,146 yards – along with 22 touchdowns, only 2 interceptions, 68.7 completion % and a 110.9 QB rating. Wentz has a completion rate of 59.7%, 2,430 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions, with a 103.4 QB rating.
If you take both QB’s numbers side by side and don’t include names for people, I bet people pick Brady’s side 9 times out of 10. But, people hate Tom Brady and the Patriots because there is no end in sight for the greatest dynasty ever. There is also the element in every sport where fans hate to see the same guy win every year. The modern sports fan wants to see drama and storylines, that’s why Steph Curry won the NBA MVP in 2015 over James Harden because twitter liked his story more. It’s the same situation here, everyone loves the Carson Wentz story more – North Dakota, young QB, Philly hasn’t ever won the Super Bowl etc.
If you need more proof, Skip Bayless has defended Tom Brady and has been on the Patriots bandwagon for years and yet they still win. This guy curses every player that hits his twitter timeline, but Brady keeps winning. Dodging the Skip Bayless curse should be enough proof that Brady is the real MVP.
Is there any doubt the Patriots are the NFL's best team and that Tom Brady is the MVP so far? He won't win it – too much resentment/jealousy. But vs Raiders: 30-37 for 339, 3 TDs, 0 INTs. For season: 22 TDs to just 2 INTs. Pretty great. And he's only 40!
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 20, 2017