Even after all these months, it is still hard to believe that Tom Brady did not win league MVP for 2021 after his performance with the Buccaneers.
Tom Brady not being the first franchise MVP for the Buccaneers is something that is going to stick with both parties for a while.
Both certainly care far more about their Super Bowl win from a few years back and their only focus is on winning another one in 2022, but the snub is still something that doesn’t look all that great.
Despite Brady setting records for the Buccaneers and leading the team to its most regular season wins in a single year and Rodgers actively hurting his own team, the voters let Brady and the legitimacy of the NFL MVP award down.
There was never any reason for anyone other than the GOAT to win that award. Aaron Rodgers sure didn’t bring value to his roster. What would Tampa have looked like without Brady?
Still, those who were actually paying attention to this award and who deserved it and the end of last season have been vindicated by a very silly list.
The NFL Top 100 is generally worthless as a way to evaluate talent. It feels like almost every ranking only exists to inflame one fanbase or another, but there was one spot that the players did get right.
The best player in the league was none other than the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers. What a shock.
The players see this. The fans see this. The only ones who don’t are the NFL and the AP voters. Now, both of those groups just look silly as the obvious truth comes out.
Brady was the best last year, is the best this year, and doesn’t look like he is going to change anything on this front just yet. The MVP snub will always be a small mistake in the rearview, but it is worth acknowledging as a mistake.
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