Buccaneers: Tom Brady still has hope in the MVP race
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers may still have their first-ever MVP in quarterback Tom Brady.
Tom Brady hasn’t been on the best stretch in recent weeks with the Buccaneers, but that doesn’t mean he is out of contention in the MVP race. While some fans ignore awards like this, a monumental moment like winning an MVP would only add to Brady’s growing legacy with the Bucs.
Brady started the season off hot, as did the other potential candidates. Players like Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, and Derrick Henry rocketed out to a fast start alongside Brady.
The Buccaneer Super Bowl MVP was able to hold his own in most statistical categories, but the newer names seemed to excite the talk shows the most.
This is the norm with Tampa. The Buccaneers and their players are overlooked on the individual awards, but the team success is the one thing that voters and analysts alike can’t ignore.
Fortunately for Brady, his high level of play continued through several key slumps and injuries by the other candidates. Murray and Henry are hurt, Stafford has thrown three pick sixes in three games, Prescott is slowing down, and Allen has been very streaky.
Because of the craziness, the MVP race is more wide open than ever before, and Brady is one great game away from retaking a commanding lead of the top spot.
Brady hasn’t been bad in this stretch of games, but it hasn’t been the hot start that we saw earlier in the season. More insane turnovers are occurring now than they ever did early on, but these aren’t always Brady’s fault.
The Buccaneers as a whole need to come together to make sure that everyone is playing on their A-game, and if the team reverts back to their form from the start of the season, Brady should be back to the top MVP candidate in no time.
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