Does Benjamin Button play football? It’s sure starting to feel like it.
At age 44, Tom Brady is having of his best career years. Simply put, the man is somehow still improving.
Now, in the midst of his 22nd NFL season, he once again finds himself in the thick of the MVP race.
Bucs’ and Brady’s Season
Brady and the Buccaneers started the year off hot and never looked backed.
Regarding the Bucs, they vaulted out of the gates to a 6-1 record. Currently, they are 9-3 and just one game behind the Arizona Cardinals for the NFC’s No. 1 overall seed.
For Brady, its been business as usual. In the first two games of the season alone, he passed for 655 passing yards and 9 touchdowns helping the Bucs to score a whopping 79 points. After that, it was more of the same, and now, heading into Week 14, he leads the league in both passing yards and touchdowns.
Tom Brady now leads the NFL with 34 touchdowns and 3,771 yards passing through 12 games.
He was drafted when Bill Clinton was president. pic.twitter.com/xwMIVk8Ws5
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) December 6, 2021
Believe it or not, Brady has scored more total touchdowns than over half the teams in the league.
When the 2021 NFL season began, the NFL MVP race was a wide-open competition. While Patrick Mahomes was widely considered to be the favorite, the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray and more were not far behind.
Now, Brady is headlining the list.
Best odds to win NFL MVP pic.twitter.com/evckaENLWQ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 2, 2021
In a shocking turn of events, the national media has stopped viewing Brady as a villain, and started viewing him as a hero.
.@RealSkipBayless: Tom Brady is the NFL MVP
RT if you agree pic.twitter.com/Gy48TtUaJ3
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 6, 2021
Considering his recent performances, its hard to disagree with the Vegas odds makers and Skip Bayless. If he continues to play as he has for the entire season, its going to be hard for another human to beat out Brady for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award.
Then again, Brady himself likely isn’t human.
Next week, Brady and the Buccaneers are scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills with kickoff set for 4:25 p.m. The MVP award will be given out at the NFL Honors show likely sometime in February.