The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have achieved almost every major franchise accomplishment outside of an MVP. Can Tom Brady help in 2022?
The Buccaneers should already have a franchise MVP-winner on their roster. What Tom Brady did in 2021 fit the bill perfectly, and there is even an argument out there that Brady did just as much in 2020 to also win the award, but the media does hate Tampa.
Everyone and their mother has been waiting for Brady to finally announce his retirement and let the years of covering the Buccaneers subside. The sheer fact that major outlets continue to post articles talking about Brady playing with other teams shows just how hard it is for them to stomach.
Was it a Tampa bias that kept the Bucs from getting their first MVP last season? Is this another case of the voters simply not being sure of what they are seeing and how great it truly is?
Regardless, Brady should’ve won the MVP over Aaron Rodgers easily last season, but he does at least have the chance of doing it again this season, and that is all that matters.
The good news for Brady is that the Bucs have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL. While this is going to be extremely difficult for the team to navigate and keep a top spot in the conference, wins in these games will be impossible for the voters to ignore.
Beating teams like the Packers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Rams, etc. (it is a long list of good teams on the schedule), is going to make it so that everyone can see that there is no choice but to give a Buccaneer the MVP.
While there are still other droughts for the Bucs to address in the upcoming season, such as a kicks returned for a touchdown, Brady winning an MVP with these weapons, this schedule, and his talent should make this as good a chance as any for the Buccaneers to further-cement their status as one of the top franchises in the league.
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