September 25, 2023

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Bruce Arians on Tom Brady and the MVP

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There is no question that all eyes are this season’s MVP candidates, and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are at the head of the conversation. As the Buccaneers wrapped up the routing of the Carolina Panthers last week, you could hear fans in stands chanting “MVP” for Tom Brady.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians spoke to media on Monday and was asked to make his case for his quarterback and MVP this season.

“I think if he doesn’t get it, it’s a travesty. Most completions ever, 5,000 yards, touchdowns – the whole nine yards. To me, it’s not even a close race.”

Brady finished the season leading the NFL in passing yards (5,316), touchdowns (43), passing attempts (719), completions (485), first downs (269), and completions of 20or more yards (75). He finished the season setting several NFL records, a single-season record, and team records — as well. There is only one man who stands in his way of earning this year’s MVP, and that is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But for this writer, Tom Brady wins it hands down.