Buccaneers: Richard Sherman should probably re-think MVP pick

Richard Sherman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Richard Sherman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Richard Sherman is on a Buccaneers team that leads the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns with Tom Brady, but his MVP pick is someone different.

As the 2021 regular season draws to a close, it looks like the Buccaneers will miss out on the chance to roster their first MVP in franchise history with Tom Brady.

Brady has been one of the frontrunners for the award for months now after leading the league in passing touchdowns and passing yards, but a few bad games have hurt his cause.

Scoring zero points against the Saints hurt, some massive drops from receivers have flipped outcomes of games, and now it looks like Aaron Rodgers is moving back into the driver seat for the award, which is ironic considering his own terrible game against New Orleans.

The debates have run hot as Bucs fans defend their quarterback, but one Buccaneer sees it differently. Richard Sherman indicated on his podcast that he is leaning more towards Rodgers than Brady, which still comes as a surprise considering their status as teammates, even if Rodgers does make a very compelling case.

Now, to be fair to Sherman, he is one of the brightest minds in the game and his opinion should be valued more than any fan’s. Who knows it better than one of the smartest players in league history?

Sherman was simply speaking his mind, and this openness and lack of bias will make him an excellent candidate at whatever the next step of his career is.

Still, this quote comes as a surprise. If Sherman was playing with any of the other 30 quarterbacks in the league it would make sense. But he is playing with the league leader in passing yards and touchdowns, and those two categories go a very long way in the voting.

One way or another, this quote changes very little, but it will be interesting to see if Sherman gets pressed on this any more in the coming weeks.

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