Tom Brady was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2007 and again in 2010. He won’t collect a third MVP trophy following this season—2,000-yard rusher Adrian Peterson deserves that honor for carrying a mediocre Vikings team to the postseason—but that shouldn’t mean another brilliant season by No. 12 should be overlooked.
Brady finished the regular season with 4,827 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, just eight interceptions, and a 98.7 rating. The rating is the fourth-best of his career—after ‘07 and the past two seasons—and the numbers mirror his consistently brilliant performance all season.
He may not win the MVP, but is there any other player you’d rather have?