At the same age at which Joe Montana and Peyton Manning had called it a day from football, Tom Brady is making us witness something really outstanding. He is close to becoming the greatest quarterback in the history of NFL.
Tom Brady selected third time as the NFL’s MVP
The Associated Press selected the New England Patriots player as the 2017 Most Valuable Player, declaring the honor while Saturday night’s NFL Honors function.
At the age of 40 years and 184 days, Brady is the oldest player to obtain the MVP, an award that goes back to 1957. Brady’s resume presently possesses one Comeback Player of the Year, three regular-season MVPs, four Super Bowl MVPs and five Lombardi Trophies — with a chance for a sixth on Sunday.
Although injuries to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown went in Brady’s inclination, a December drop favored Rams tailback, Todd Gurley, to give it a close match with a brilliant extent route. Brady won 40 of 50 votes, with Gurley and Wentz registering eight and two votes, respectively.
Of all the miracles in Brady’s outstanding career, the most notable might just be the prevailing style in which he has reimagined opportunities for growing quarterbacks, improving his performance over the board in fulfillment rate, yards per attempt, yards per game, touchdown-to-interception ratio and passer rating each year from duration of 36 to 39.
After especially raising his pouch action in last year’s second-place MVP campaign, he drove downfield more than ever in his age-40 season, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of his long ball.
Past the figures, Brady has comprehended situational football, circulating the ball around, dominating pace, striking the best matchup on the right down and distance and turning the two-minute drill into a science.
Stiff-arming Father Time, Brady has operated to keep the physical skills of youth quite long to maximize the stability gained over the years of interpreting defenses.
After picking off an unbelievable sequence of significant recoveries in the past four postseasons, the future Hall of Famer will begin Sunday’s showdown with the Eagles as the most positive player in Super Bowl records.