Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Brady’s position in the MVP race

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
2 of 4
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

As it stands, Brady is only second to Russell Wilson from an impact standpoint. The Buccaneer offense has thrived during the last two weeks in large part due to their new quarterback. Brady has proven the doubters wrong every week, and Tweets have been purged on a daily basis talking about Brady’s “noodle arm.”

More from The Pewter Plank

Brady has maintained the deep ball that Tampa Bay relied on last season with a greater level of accuracy. Surprisingly enough, Brady has been the best big-time thrower in the NFL statistically, according to PFF.com, one spot ahead of Russell Wilson.

Wilson has put together an incredible season so far and is in a commanding lead of the first spot in the MVP race. Seattle has finally allowed Wilson to do his thing with the football, and the Seahawks field an extremely potent passing offense.

Outside of Wilson, Brady is the clear number two. Preseason favorites like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have been handily beaten by the 43-year old so far this year. Brady has also recently passed Aaron Rodgers after his disaster last week.

Brady has moved past his early struggles with the interceptions and is currently playing extremely clean football, free of turnovers. If Brady can maintain this level of play, Wilson’s lead could shrink by the day.