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

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In addition to his level of play on the field, Brady should also get some MVP recognition based on his situation. The narrative trying to discredit Brady for the past decade has been that he is a system quarterback and that Bill Belichick is the real mastermind. The doubters were very loud the first few weeks. They are very quiet now.

The Buccaneers, who have been one of the worst teams in the NFL for the last decade, are currently five and two, and Brady is matching career highs, while the Patriots are two and three and not even in second place in their division.

Brady has completely backed up his ability as the greatest quarterback of all time, and any belief that he is a “system quarterback” has become entirely unfounded.

Every time Brady wins and the Patriots lose, Brady just starts to look better by comparison. Perhaps some of the down years that Brady experienced the past few seasons were the product of a weaker team, not a decline.

Brady putting up stats like he is with a new team makes his accomplishments that much more impressive. Brady is in a brand-new system, with new players, and without the greatest coach of all time, yet he is excelling, which should spark the MVP conversation at least.