Pro Football Writers of America have named Tom Brady as their 2017-18 League MVP. According to profootballtalk.com, he edged out LA Rams running back Todd Gurley & Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in taking home the award.
This isn’t the official AP award that’s given out the night before the Super Bowl, but this is still a pretty big deal. Pro Football and Associated Press writers have chosen the same MVP for the last 13 years, according to ESPN. So is this a sign of things to come? We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, you can at least add this to the list of awards TB12 has obtained during his immaculate 18-year career. He finished the regular season with a league-leading 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdowns while throwing just 8 interceptions.
If history does repeat itself, this will be Brady’s third MVP award and his first since 2010. But could that be a bad thing? In his previous two MVP campaigns, the Patriots have fallen short of winning the Super Bowl. It’s hard to see them losing given who’s left, but crazier things have happened.
Something I found weird about this whole thing is that I had heard absolutely nothing about this award until today. And I had to go out of my way just to find out about it. So I’m not sure why it was kept quiet because I feel like it’s a pretty big deal. If PF and AP writers have chosen the same MVP for 13 years in a row, isn’t it likely to happen again this year, meaning that we basically know that Tom Brady is going to win MVP? I don’t know, maybe I’m just crazy.
One thing I do know for certain though is that if Brady does take home the legit award and go on to win his 6th ring, he’s undoubtedly the GOAT, right? Not that he wasn’t already before in most people’s eyes, but there are some who still like to question that for some reason. I think 6 Super Bowl rings and 3 league MVP’s (one at age 40) would be pretty hard to refute.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)