We always enjoy hearing from Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder, whether he’s launching into bizarre diatribes about Anne Frank and Helen Keller, or saying he has no idea where London is. So we took notice when Crowder weighed in on the Most Valuable Player debate between Michael Vick and Tom Brady.
“Everybody knows it should be Michael Vick, but they’re going to let Brady win it because it’s Tom Brady,” Crowder told FanHouse. “You’ve got to go with Vick. Vick’s my dude.”
I’m not sure it’s fair to say that “everybody knows” it should be Vick, as Brady’s passing numbers have been significantly better than Vick’s this year’s, and the Patriots have been the best team in football.
Crowder may be right, however, that some voters will lean toward Brady for reasons that have more to do with Brady and Vick as people than Brady and Vick as quarterbacks. On the other hand, some voters might lean toward Vick because the redemption story seems too good to pass up.
Whatever the merits of the two candidates, with two games to go for Vick and one to go for Brady, the two-man MVP race appears to be too close to call.