Tom Brady is most definitely the 2016 NFL MVP for a variety of reasons. Finishing the season with a 14-2 record, the New England Patriots took the league by storm once again, winning their eight straight division title (NFL record) and are poised to make a deep playoff run.
This dominant year was led by non other than 39-year old Tom Brady, who is coming off one of the leagues most ridiculous suspensions and clearly had something to prove. Bill Belichick (who should be coach of the year as well) and the coaching staff came up with a great plan and the team executed and came out as the leagues most threatening team.
Here are just some reason Tom Brady should be MVP:
- He had 3554 passing yards and a 112.2 rating and although both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan had more yards than he did, Brady did it in 4 less games.
- He racked up accolades all year long becoming the leagues most winningest quarterback of all time with 205 wins and counting and also the most winningest quarterback in the month of December
- He finished the season with the best touchdown-interception ratio of all time with 28 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions (he also had no fumbles lost)
- The Patriots finished with the best record in the NFL at 14-2, and Brady’s record was 11-1.
- Both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan have super-star wide receivers to rely on; Tom Brady had Julien Edelman and Rob Gronkowski (the most dominant receiver in football) but when Gronkowski went down, Brady’s play only got better, proving he has no problem dealing with adversity.
- Did I mention that he did all of this at the age of 39?!? Just to put that in perspective Peyton Manning had 9 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions at the same age.
Tom Brady is deservedly the NFL MVP because of the way that he continues to lead a bunch of average level players to such dominant records while posting record breaking numbers for himself. The only way I can see him not winning MVP, is if the NFL doesn’t give it to him to be spiteful; which I wouldn’t recommend just because these are the numbers he posted the last time they messed with Tom Brady.