Although both Aaron Rodgers & Tom Brady are likely to win the 2021 NFL MVP award, Brady’s coach should not be denied that there is a case.
Bruce Arians is looking for his man.
“I believe if he does not get it, it is a travesty,” said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach. Monday, April 12, 2009. “Most completions ever: 5,000 yards, touchdowns. The whole nine yards. For me, it’s not even close.”
The Bucs won the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a 13-4 record. Brady completed 485 out of 719 passes for 5,316 yard and 43 touchdowns. This was his highest NFL record. Arians pointed out that Brady also broke the NFL single season completion record. This was previously held by Drew Brees, former New Orleans Saints quarterback (471, 2016). Brady, 44, has enjoyed another successful year. He won his seventh Super Bowl championship last year in his debut season with the Bucs. Super Wild Card Weekend sees him facing the Philadelphia Eagles.
Although Rodgers and Brady aren’t the only potential MVP candidates, they’re certainly the most logical. Other candidates who could win votes are Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Bengals QB Joe Burrow, and Colts runningback Jonathan Taylor.
Rodgers however has his own story. Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers, who finished with a 13-4 record (13-3 as a starter), to become the NFC’s No. 1 seed. He has thrown for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions to Brady’s 12. Rodgers is the top-seeded Packers quarterback. Green Bay will host a game against either the Eagles 49ers Cardinals or Rams this weekend.
Brady and Rodgers won the honor each three times along with Jim Brown and Johnny Unitas. Peyton Manning, who won five times, was the only one to win more than three. Rodgers took the honor, and it was the first time that Rodgers has won the award in back-toback seasons since Manning in 2008-2009. Brady won the MVP in 2017 for the first time.
The MVP Award Winner will be announced during the week of February 10th. NFL Honors.
Arians also believe there should be no suspense.