Carson Wentz was thought to be the frontrunner for NFL MVP until his season was cut short by a torn ACL. Two weeks after his season ended, Wentz still leads the league TD passes and his team still has the best record in the league.
Patriots fans may be thinking why more noise isn’t being made for Tom Brady. The New England quarterback leads the league in passing yards after all. Not only that but he has thrown 30 TDs to only eight interceptions and will likely finish the season ahead of Wentz and others for total TD passes thrown.
Todd Gurley is another popular choice, as he should be. He’s a large reason the Rams offense is so prolific and has helped this team turn things around after just one season, but he’s not Brady and can’t have the impact that the Patriot’s quarterback has on defensive gameplans.
Brady has also lead the Patriots to the top seed in the AFC and has the team poised to make another Super Bowl run.
Peter King believes that Brady should be the NFL’s MVP in 2017.
With a week to play, the MVP on my ballot is Tom Brady,” King writes. “ Playing without his top target (Julian Edelman), playing while his team’s defense was being fixed on the fly, playing while taking a consistent beating, and playing at age 40 (that doesn’t matter, but it’s a part of his story), Brady has struggled some in December (four TDs, five interceptions). But he’s still 3-1 this month. And in the Patriots’ 9-2 start, his TD-to-pick ratio was 26-to-3. I think Gurley has been an eye-opening phenom on the Rams’ recent run to a surprising division title. He’s a great player. Brady’s a more valuable player to his team, and in the league.
Wilson is another legitimate choice. He’s done a lot with a broken offensive line and offensive unit in general. He is second in the league in TD passes behind Wentz and has his team alive in the playoff race.
While there are other players worth looking at, Brady has the resume that should help the voter’s decision making a little less painful.