Matt Ryan named first-team All-Pro, confirming he’s MVP favorite

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If there were any doubt that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the favorite to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award, that doubt was erased today.

The Associated Press has announced that Ryan is the first-team All-Pro quarterback. Given that the All-Pro team is selected by the same 50 voters who select the MVP, it seems highly likely that Ryan will win the MVP award as well.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott all have been named as MVP candidates as well, but the voters prefer Ryan, who got 29 All-Pro votes. Brady got 15, Rodgers five, Carr one and Prescott zero.

If the MVP goes to a non-quarterback it would likely be Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, although in today’s NFL it’s awfully tough for a non-quarterback to win the MVP. Quarterbacks have won the MVP award in eight of the last nine years.

The MVP will be announced on the night before the Super Bowl.

122 responses to “Matt Ryan named first-team All-Pro, confirming he’s MVP favorite

  1. Good because you can’t have a guy who missed 4 games on a suspension for cheating win the MVP the same yr….Brady needs to wait until next yr to be considered for the award…

  2. best passer rating in the league, excellent td:int ratio, threw 32 touchtowns to receivers other than julio jones. guy deserves it.

    – pats fan

  3. I honestly believe any QB in the league could step onto a team with Julio out there taking double coverage, and have a stellar year.

    I think it should be Brady myself. 27 to 2 is impressive.

    Put Brady out there with those receivers, and he throws 60 TDs. Look what he did with an old Randy Moss.

    And I hate the Patriots…

  4. A rookie should never win the MVP award.

    Especially when the team does exactly what it did two years ago, but now with that rookie.

    Cowboys went 12-4 and won the East behind DeMarco Murray’s insane year and Romo as QB.

    Cowboys go 4-12 with Joseph Randle/Darren McFadden and Matt Cassell

    Cowboys go 13-3 with Elliot and Prescott.

    If Romo or Murray didnt win MVP in 2014 then Elliott or Dak should not in 2016. Give it to that line.

  5. TFB doesn’t need another MVP trophy. The biggest trophy is in February. Hope we see Matt Ryan in that game so he can see what TFB win the most important MVP award. Haters gonna hate and that’s ok. They have to have something to live for.

  6. Wow! Never thought I’d see the day. Nothing against Matty Ice but David Carr was clearly the MVP. The Raiders are awful without him. A lot of these writers apparently care only about stats. Think a little deeper folks. Congrats to Ryan though.

  7. Peyton used to win this thing all the time while sitting on a sofa watching other teams in the Super Bowl. We could not care less.

  8. cdysart101 says:

    He look likes Ken Doll. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed, just an observation.
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    I hope you aren’t a dude.

  9. bitw44 says:

    A rookie should never win the MVP award.

    Especially when the team does exactly what it did two years ago, but now with that rookie.
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    What it did two years ago? Why do you ignore last year?

  10. Ryan played for more games than Brady this season. He also had four more losses than Brady this season. Not exactly a strong argument in his favor in the head to head comparison.

  11. For the Dallas fanboys, if you can make the case for either Prescott or Elliot as a legitimate MVP then neither can be. After all if you can’t state with certainty a guy is the most valuable player on his team how can he be the most valuable in the league? Brady has had a great year even by his standards but they did go 3-1 without him. It would be hard to argue against a Carr, Ryan or Rodgers selection, their teams would be lucky to go 6-10 without them. But consider this, how many games would the Lions have won with Orlovsky under center?

    A Giants fan.

  12. These same voters decided that no Patriot other than special teamer Matthew Slater was worthy of all-pro honors. So it’s remarkable how this team of scrubs managed to win 14 games and lose just 2. They can’t possibly win the Super Bowl without all-pro talent, can they?

  13. Ryan and Brady are the only two that should be in the conversation. Sorry Aaron and Zeke. Ryan should win – he had a great year. -Pats fan

  14. I’m another pats fan that thinks if ryan wins the mvp he deserves it, he had an amazing regular season.

    I’m also like the majority of pats fans that feel the same way about things like mvp awards and division titles, those being the highlight of your year is for fans of lesser teams.

  15. Ryan played for more games than Brady this season. He also had four more losses than Brady this season. Not exactly a strong argument in his favor in the head to head comparison.
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    Ryan wasn’t suspended 4 games. Stronger argument in his favor.

  16. Missing 25% of the season does not get you MVP
    Losing 4 games in a row and going 10-6 does not either.

    My vote is Elliott. Don’t like his team, but no denying what he did for that team. Dak was merely steering the ship. Elliott was the power behind it.

  17. ninefingers9 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:33 PM
    I feel bad for all the battered wives in Wisconsin today. Packer rubes don’t take stories like this well.

    #EnTitled Town
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    Classless troll. Jealousy is eating you like cancer pal.

  18. David Johnson separated himself statistically from all the other running backs. He was the Marshall Faulk/LaDainian Tomlinson of 2016. When an RB gets over 2000 yds from scrimmage, 20 total TDs and 80 receptions, you need to be in the MVP conversation.

  19. It seems like the voters realize any QB can have success in the Patriots. We went 3-1 with Garoppolo and Brissette at QB. 2 of those 3 wins came against playoffs teams.

  20. He also played for a team that has no defense and an unproven head coach.

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    elyasm says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:40 PM
    Ryan played for more games than Brady this season. He also had four more losses than Brady this season. Not exactly a strong argument in his favor in the head to head comparison.

  21. I believe that Brady’s goals are set a tad bit higher than MVP….
    Besides, Super Bowl MVP works just fine as a consolation prize!!
    Congrats on a great season Matty….
    Go Pats!!!!
    Personally though, I thought D. Carr was most deserving…..

  22. Why do they pick the MVP before the season is over?
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    The award is based on all teams during reg season which is over. Not merely the playoff teams. You are not a smart man, yes?

  23. Ryan played for more games than Brady this season. He also had four more losses than Brady this season. Not exactly a strong argument in his favor in the head to head comparison.
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    And imagine if the NFL had any consistency and found that pumping in crowd noise was a greater competitive advantage than the natural changes in air pressure during cold weather games (and suspended players accordingly).

  24. What you need to ask yourself is, if Ryan was swapped with either Rodgers or Brady how well would the respective teams do. I suspect we all know the answer.

  25. Patriots fans need a reality check. Spoiled too long. All expect nothing less than the Super Bowl. It’s as if it is already decided. I am a lowly 49ers fan. The Patriots are not invincible.

    Dark horse in the AFC is Kansas City. I can see Tyreek Hill going bonkers in the Playoffs. The closest thing to Gronk wears #87 for the Chiefs. I have the Chiefs vs Falcons in the Super Bowl.

    Enjoy your offseason Brady.

  26. chc4 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:56 PM
    Ryan played for more games than Brady this season. He also had four more losses than Brady this season. Not exactly a strong argument in his favor in the head to head comparison.
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    Ryan wasn’t suspended 4 games. Stronger argument in his favor.

    Let’s forget for a minute that no one has ever proven that Brady cheated, this isn’t the Integrity Award. it’s about value on the field. But let’s face it, sportswriters, and many are total DBs, are tired of Brady always being the best. It’s been measured and proven over and over.

    I’m a Ryan fan so no worries but it’s pathetic that many want Ryan to win not because he’s better than Brady, rather because he’s not Brady.

    Trying to come up with a close to the sentence, “that’s lamer than…” but nothing comes to mind.

  27. mezanine10 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:03 PM
    David Johnson separated himself statistically from all the other running backs. He was the Marshall Faulk/LaDainian Tomlinson of 2016. When an RB gets over 2000 yds from scrimmage, 20 total TDs and 80 receptions, you need to be in the MVP conversation.
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    DJ had an outstanding year and is a very special talent for the Cards. Despite this, a good rb on a team that doesn’t make the playoffs and plays for a team with 8 losses that had such high expectations, doesn’t have a chance in the MVP race.

  28. Jeez, you guys have some tough criteria for MVP. I always felt this award shouldn’t be given until the end of the playoffs too, but given what it is, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Matt Ryan for it. He puts up huge numbers and shows just as much leadership to his team as Rodgers and the like. Personally, I’d like to see it go to someone different, and he is certainly worthy of it this year.

  29. Last time the league MVP won a super bowl was in 1999, and it’s only happened 10 times. Brady would rather have another SB victory. Marty can have the MVP

  30. Brady is the MVP. Brady turned the ball over once every 216 passes. Ryan turned it over once every 59.

  31. 1. There are way too many bandwagon Pats fans on this site.
    2. They’re all salty Tom didn’t win MVP. Don’t let the denials fool ya.
    3. The thumbs down on my comment will only prove my point.

  32. Anybody denying that Ryan deserved this award is just straight hating, and that is OK.

    Tom Brady had a great 3/4 season, no question. He also played the easiest schedule in the NFL, and that is a fact.

  33. boiler72 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:34 PM

    All Rodgers has to do, is get the Packers past the Giants. If that happens, there’s probably no stopping the Packers or Rodgers for MVP.
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    The MVP voting takes place at the END OF THE REGULAR SEASON. Hello! Hello!

  34. Why does everyone think that Ryan’s goal isn’t a super bowl? Everyone acting like MVP was his only goal. I’m positive he would gladly hand the MVP trophy back for a Lombardi. The MVP is just a by-product of his main goal.

  35. domedaddy says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:07 PM
    And Tammy just threw her cell phone, hard. It went 3 yards.
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    Is that the Tammy who went past Dan Marino’s 61,306 career yds in the same number of seasons? And the Tammy who just slaughtered the records on TD:INT and Season INTs? And LOL at your phone cry because you know: a) the NFL had all the texts (and emails, which they leaked) and Wells said he didn’t need the phone before Brady trashed it, b) 1st court proved NFL had no case and 2nd court purely decided on the point that the NFL still had the right to suspend him anyway. But it must rankle you for you to keep spewing lies, so enjoy the Brady Playoffs again dude!

  36. For Patriots fans this is a godsend — all Brady needs to add to the chip on his shoulder that’s driven him to uber-greatness is to face off with the “MVP” in the Super Bowl, so he can show everyone on international television what greatness is. Good going, voters! Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, or a Cowboy for “MVP”!

  37. As a Patriots fan since 1961, I appreciate it when their guys don’t make the pro bowl, a hideous event other than it is in beautiful Hawaii, but they just keep winning.

    Football is a “team” game. Appreciating individual achievement on the field is fine but making it a major focus diminishes the game. Belichick was spot on when he said “stats are for losers”.

  38. He’ll blow it in the playoffs. MVP? Really. Where was he when they lost 5 games. Choking as usual.

  39. PFT loves the Steelers says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:52 PM
    1. There are way too many bandwagon Pats fans on this site.
    2. They’re all salty Tom didn’t win MVP. Don’t let the denials fool ya.
    3. The thumbs down on my comment will only prove my point.

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    My thumbs down was for several reasons
    1) your third comment was a cheap try to trap people into not clicking thumbs down.

    2) Since the Pats fans arent having the salty fit you were wishing for you are trying to stir one anyhow

    3) New England is a place with people living there that have always supported their team its not like this team hangs in space and all its fans are bandwagoners in other team’s cities.

    4) because you came here looking fir trouble, there wasnt any, so you are trying to nake some anyhow.

    5) because that comment says you are about hating, not sporting competition.

  40. domedaddy seems mad. must be a case of his team not making playoffs. i believe he is colts fan which makes it just sad

  41. jag1959 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:45 PM

    Brady has had a great year even by his standards but they did go 3-1

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    Pats scored an average of 20 points without Brady and won by an average of 5 points. They also got shut out by the lowly Bills.

    With Brady, they scored an average of 30 points and won by an average of 15 points. They never scored less than 16 points, let alone be shut out.

    I would say that Brady proved his value to the Patriots.

  42. Ryan has had a great year no doubt, but to be true to the spirit of the award, is he really “more valuable” to his team than Aaron Rodgers?

    The 2 defenses give up about the same amount of points per game, so that’s a push.

    Ryan has the benefit of a better run game which plays directly into Ryan’s stats.

    Take either QB away and both teams will not be nearly as good, but Atlanta would be better.

    Rodgers = MVP

  43. “13 days till they fumigate the white house to make room for an actual president.”

    Lol I’ve never seen anyone less presidential with his tweets and the statements he’s already made than Trump is.

    And I loathed Obama and did not vote for either Hillary or Trump. But trump is closer to PT Barnum, famous for the statement “A sucker is born every minute”, than someone showing the dignity and form a president should.

  44. Matt Ryan was amazing this year. Julio was banged up a good chunk of the season but Ryan kept dropping dimes.

    Patriots could go 10-6 or better with Garoppolo. Ryan deserves the MVP.

  45. tqaztec says:
    Jan 6, 2017 2:21 PM
    Mr. Rodgers is about to fall to 7-7 in the playoffs.

    “Elite”

    Rodgers isnt losing this week. He is definately elite. Put Rodgers on the Patriots he has just as many rings as Brady if not more.

  46. How the hell is David Johnson not ahead of everyone on these MVP lists? It’s just baffling. He had a crap QB and O-line all season. He was the one player defenses had to game plan for and still tore it up.

  47. jvw1982 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 12:31 PM
    Good because you can’t have a guy who missed 4 games on a suspension for cheating win the MVP the same yr….Brady needs to wait until next yr to be considered for the award…

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    You could if the majority of sports writers feel that he was railroaded by the league.

  48. Shouldnt the MVP of the league be from the team that actually wins the SuperBowl . The one player mosty instrumental in getting his team through the entire regular season to the playoffs – then to the SuperBowl and then actually winning the SuperBowl

  49. Ryan had a great season. His stats prove it. He is probably the MVP, but only because people are holding it against Brady that he wrongly was suspended for 4 games. Is this even a conversation if Brady played in those first 4 games?

    Brady also had a great season. His stats also prove it. The fact that he is even in the conversation after only playing 12 games is a testament to how great he is. Without question, Brady is the greatest QB of all time. What he is still doing at age 39 is incredible. As a Pats fan, that alone makes me satisfied. Ryan can have the MVP. If Brady wins another SB, will regular season MVP even matter?

  50. Pats defense #1 in points allowed
    #16 in DVOA (a much more accurate measure)

    Easiest NFL schedule in 6 years

    I hope they win the SB but the competition should be much more stout than the regular season has been.

  51. Good for Matty Ice. Boston College product. There’s 5 or 6 guys who could win it. But, 4 out of 5 constipated people don’t give a sh..

  52. streetyson says:
    Jan 6, 2017 2:07 PM

    domedaddy says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:07 PM
    And Tammy just threw her cell phone, hard. It went 3 yards.
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    Is that the Tammy who went past Dan Marino’s 61,306 career yds in the same number of seasons? And the Tammy who just slaughtered the records on TD:INT and Season INTs? And LOL at your phone cry because you know: a) the NFL had all the texts (and emails, which they leaked) and Wells said he didn’t need the phone before Brady trashed it, b) 1st court proved NFL had no case and 2nd court purely decided on the point that the NFL still had the right to suspend him anyway. But it must rankle you for you to keep spewing lies, so enjoy the Brady Playoffs again dude!
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    umm no dude. It’s the Tammy that plays for an organization that has continually and repeatedly been fined and penalized for serial cheating, including personal fines to the HC, has had their star QB suspended for cheating and obstruction of justice, have had these charges adjudicated before the prestigious 2nd Circuit Appeals Court, and there is little you can say to vindicate yourself except to acknowledge you back a branded Cheetah!
    Good luck with that!

  53. domedaddy says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:07 PM
    And Tammy just threw her cell phone, hard. It went 3 yards.
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    umm no dude. It’s the Tammy that plays for an organization that has continually and repeatedly been fined and penalized for serial cheating, including personal fines to the HC, has had their star QB suspended for cheating and obstruction of justice, have had these charges adjudicated before the prestigious 2nd Circuit Appeals Court, and there is little you can say to vindicate yourself except to acknowledge you back a branded Cheetah!
    Good luck with that!

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    Somehow, I think most of your responses in life start with that very same ‘umm’.

  54. Another fantasy league flash. It should be called the Peyton Manning award for irrelevant numbers. No way they’ll recognize the GREAT ONE who specializes in the only metric that counts W-I-N-N-I-N-G. Like coach says all other statistics are for losers. We’ll see who takes his farthest in the playoffs – again.

    Belichick and Brady never get recognized as the best because they are always the best and there’s no new “storyline” in that.

  55. They can give the MVP Award to Ryan if they want. But Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers do more every week with less than Ryan does. And until Ryan does something in the playoffs, he’ll never be an equal of those two guys.
    And all those who keep slamming Brady for cheating, how come they never bring up the Broncos and Niners who got caught cheating with the salary cap when they were winning championships, or the Vikings or Falcons who got caught piping in crowd noise when their opponents had the ball? Just wondering.
    And I am not a Patriots fan. But anyone who doesn’t know that Tom Brady is the best QB of his era and that the Patriots are one of the best dynasties ever is just a whiner who probably roots for a losing team. Let’s get real, people. Face the facts. Just because Brady and the Pats have been the best team for over a decade is no reason for you to whine and cry about it. You sound like little babies with your childish remarks.
    Bill Belichick has earned his place along side Vince Lombardi as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. It’s been remarkable how that team changes its personnel and keeps on rolling, especially in this age of the salary cap and free agency. And don’t forget — the great Bill Parcells never won a championship without Belichick running his defenses.
    I know this much. There isn’t one fan who wouldn’t have loved to have had those two running their favorite team for all these years.
    My favorite team is the Packers and has been since 1960. The Packers are despised by many fans because they have won more championships than any other team. It’s pure jealousy that angers them. And that’s why they hate these Patriots, too.
    If the Packers don’t win the Super Bowl this year, I hope the Patriots win it, just so that idiot Goodell has to hand Kraft and Brady the Lombardi Trophy. If he has the guts to do it, of course.

  56. Lol, it took me a few to figure out who the hell Tammy was.

    Geez guys, dont you know the harder you have to to work to hate the more likely it is that you are wrong?

  57. Ryan can throw the ball downfield, one of the most accurate long passers in the game. Tommy is accurate up to 20 yards. He is clearly a product of the system. JG would have gone 13-3.

  58. Brady had a great year, no denying it. But, Ryan led him yards per game, comp pct, yards per attempt, passer rating and total QBR rating. Easy decision for MVP.

  59. Matt Ryan??!??!? Is this a bad joke? The Falcons finished 11-5 not 14-2 like Brady and the Pats. Anyway isn’t the QB the MVP for all NFL teams? What is any NFL team without their star QB? In most cases a losing team. That being said I would think Brady would be a slam dunk choice just based on the Pats overall record. By the way I am not a Pats fan.

  60. dvdman123 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 4:32 PM
    Matt Ryan??!??!? Is this a bad joke? The Falcons finished 11-5 not 14-2 like Brady and the Pats. Anyway isn’t the QB the MVP for all NFL teams? What is any NFL team without their star QB? In most cases a losing team. That being said I would think Brady would be a slam dunk choice just based on the Pats overall record. By the way I am not a Pats fan.

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    Brady is the best qb in the game today, and the goat. But the MVP is who made the biggest single person difference to their team and thats Ryan. After that Rodgers and Carr both made a bigger difference to their team than Brady did. This is no knock on Brady, like I said he is the best. But the Patriots would still be a fairly decent team without him. Atlanta would be trash without Ryan. Green bay would be nowhere close to where they are without Rodgers. And look what losing Carr did to Oakland.

  61. Ryan coughed up three games with late interceptions. I’ll be surprised if he’s not one and done in the playoffs, but it will take a playoff run or at least a playoff win to convince most people that Ryan is any good.

  62. 49ers2017 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 2:44 PM
    tqaztec says:
    Jan 6, 2017 2:21 PM
    Mr. Rodgers is about to fall to 7-7 in the playoffs.

    “Elite”

    Rodgers isnt losing this week. He is definately elite. Put Rodgers on the Patriots he has just as many rings as Brady if not more.

    Or perhaps if Brady were a packer they’d have more than the one Rodgers has.

  63. ladyjet says:
    Jan 6, 2017 4:16 PM
    Ryan can throw the ball downfield, one of the most accurate long passers in the game. Tommy is accurate up to 20 yards. He is clearly a product of the system. JG would have gone 13-3.

    Is your google machine busted? Ryan & Brady are the top 2 in yds per pass and the difference is based on the style of game the TEAM plays based on the ability of his RECIEVERS to get downfield.

    Matty’s a great QB in the regular season but to say he’s better than Brady is unintelligent.

  64. babygaga19 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 3:32 PM
    …their star QB suspended for cheating and obstruction of justice, have had these charges adjudicated before the prestigious 2nd Circuit Appeals Court, and there is little you can say…
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Did you laugh when you typed that nonsense?
    Seriously, ‘charges adjudicated’ and obstruction of justice’ where do you even get that stuff?

  65. babygaga19 says:
    Jan 6, 2017 3:32 PM

    umm no dude. It’s the Tammy that plays for an organization that has continually and repeatedly been fined and penalized for serial cheating, including personal fines to the HC, has had their star QB suspended for cheating and obstruction of justice, have had these charges adjudicated before the prestigious 2nd Circuit Appeals Court, and there is little you can say to vindicate yourself except to acknowledge you back a branded Cheetah!
    Good luck with that!
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    Are you referring to Tom Brady or Bill Brasky?

    And why do all of you hater bozos always fantasize that Brady is a woman?

  66. Why is effluent like “fumigate…” permitted on this board?

    I thought it was against policy…

    too bad the rest of us have to be exposed to angry, ignorant racists who gas the country with their wretched rotting stench.

  67. The problem with this award……most of the time it does not go to the “most valuable player” By my definition that would be the player who has had success but even more telling is he would be missed the most by his team if he were not playing. By this definition Brady is at best a distant fourth.

    I’d vote Carr first, just look at how the Raiders did without him.

    Ryan would be next even though we do not have an example of how they would do without him…pretty sure how that would work out.

    Then Prescott, he ran that offense as a rookie and Elliot alone wasn’t going to carry that team

    Then Brady or maybe Rogers

    Then Elliot.

    And yes I am a die hard Pats fan.

  68. Another fantasy league flash. It should be called the Peyton Manning award for irrelevant numbers. No way they’ll recognize the GREAT ONE who specializes in the only metric that counts W-I-N-N-I-N-G. Like coach says all other statistics are for losers. We’ll see who takes his farthest in the playoffs – again.

    Belichick and Brady never get recognized as the best because they are always the best and there’s no new “storyline” in that.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I love the Payton line……….

  69. Another fantasy league flash. It should be called the Peyton Manning award for irrelevant numbers. No way they’ll recognize the GREAT ONE who specializes in the only metric that counts W-I-N-N-I-N-G. Like coach says all other statistics are for losers. We’ll see who takes his farthest in the playoffs – again.

    Belichick and Brady never get recognized as the best because they are always the best and there’s no new “storyline” in that.

    I love the Peyton Manning reference, either that or maybe the Dan Marino Award

  70. It is flat out disrespectful to the RB position for Zeke Elliot not to be in the conversation for MVP.

    What, exactly, does a running back have to do to be considered these days?!

  71. About time people stopped taking the name of the award so literally. If we take it to its literal meaning “How many games would the Falcons/Cowboys/Packers have won without THIS person” You would be voting on hypothetical alone. Matt Ryan.Brady.Rodgers.
    Its a player of the year award, not some strange award that judges value to a team.

  72. Oh no! Time for the Pats fanboys to cry at something that makes sense.

    Brady should be MVP by having less of a season and the team going 3-1 without him. That is clearly more deserving of MVP than a guy who had the better season and played all 16 games.

  73. just another example of the far reaching dire effects of poisonous Fraudger Goodell framing TB.

    Ryan had 534 PAs and 7 picks. That is an interception every 76 or so PAs.

    Brady had 432 PAs and 2 picks.
    That is an interception every 216 PAs. At that rate, he wouldn’t have thrown another pick until his 648th PA.

    Brady’s mark is almost unfathomable. Yet Ryan wins the stupid trophy.
    Whatev….

    Brady’s playing better today than ever before in his career, but I’m sure the 1-2 PSI fantasy dreamland Goodell and NE haters live in had alot to do with his success. SMH

    Brady is on a mission this year and no other team in the NFL will prevent him and the Pats from winning their 5th.
    Bank on it.

  74. Matty Ice is a class act and a gentleman. He also is oneanddone in playoffs. Take away Julio Jones just like Gronk only plays 8 games and see what Ryan does. The national media is so prejudiced against Brady and Patriots it is pathetic. If only Matty could get to play Pats in SB– but he will never get by Packers/Giants/Seahawks. Ask any coach in NFL playoffs who they would rather face, Ryan or Brady, and they will take Ryan 10 out of 10 times.

  75. bemylovetractor says:
    Jan 6, 2017 5:28 PM
    Ryan plays the game CLEAN. Congrats to him!

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    Like any other player, Ryan doesn’t shower until after the game.

  76. Man you all are crazy if you think Ryan doesn’t deserve the award for MVP. Without him the Falcons wouldn’t even be sniffing the playoffs. No one thought they would win more than 6 games let alone 11 games with the cast Ryan has around him at the start of the season. And the Falcons might not have even won 3 the whole season with any of the backups. But besides that, he has played lights out for the whole season; 16 games. Not 12 like Brady or for 10 like Rodgers (cause 6 games he was semi-garbage). Until this season no one heard of or thought of anyone on his team outside of Julio and Freeman. And this dude put up crazy numbers in games where Julio was barely used, knowingly hurt, or wasn’t even in the game. 13 different receivers for TDs this season and 10 different receivers with 2 TDs, and statistically had a worse offensive line than Rodgers or Brady. Anyone of you really saying that if these other QBs had a season like this, they wouldn’t deserve it outright? And both Brady and Rodgers had better defenses. Dude has a historical season against what was the hardest or second hardest schedule in the league and it’s being talked about like it’s normal. I mean the Patriots faced the Bills and Jets twice in a season. Some of the comments in this section are the definition of hate. Regardless of who you think wins it all, Ryan was the MVP of this season hands down. Shouldn’t even be confusing great seasons with historically great seasons.

  77. yooperman says:
    Jan 6, 2017 1:10 PM
    Why do they pick the MVP before the season is

    Um, I don’t know…maybe because it’s a regular season award?

  78. The last time an MVP was on a SB winning team was in 1999 when Kurt Warner took it. Since then, no winner of the MVP has been on a SB winning team. Enjoy the honor Mr. Ryan; we Pats fans prefer the rings.

    Oh and the delight of seeing Rog hand the trophy to Brady with the world’s most forced smile on one of his two faces.

  79. It is flat out disrespectful to the RB position for Zeke Elliot not to be in the conversation for MVP.

    What, exactly, does a running back have to do to be considered these days?!

    Pretty sure a RB won MVP in the last 5 years

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