Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

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In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again.

Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bovada odds for 2017 regular-season MVP show Brady as the 4-1 favorite. Next is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at 7-1. Newly-minted $25 million man (and Raiders quarterback) Derek Carr appears third, at 9-1.

Intriguing prospects include Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who at 50-1 may fare a lot better than that given his weapons in the passing game. Ditto for Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who created MVP buzz in spurts last year, who has Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, and O.J. Howard this year, and who is rated as a 66-1 underdog to be the league’s top dog.

And now for some safe bets, if you want to place a little action on the “no.” Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has 50-1 odds to win an award that no receiver has ever won. If Brown ever would generate the kind of numbers necessary to be in the conversation, it will mean that the guy throwing the passes has likely done ever more to win the award.

Likewise, Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a 100-1 pick. With a new coach, new coordinators, and an unsettled quarterback situation, Miller will be hard pressed to stand out enough to become only the third defensive player to be named league MVP (Alan Page did it in 1971, and Lawrence Taylor won it in 1986), especially given the many great offensive players throughout the league. So, basically, if I was a betting man, I’d be inclined to risk $100 to win $1 if/when Miller doesn’t win the MVP award.

42 responses to “Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

  1. Umm, the media hates the Pats due to a jealousy just like the fans.

    Brady will never win an MVP again and BB will never be Coach or Exec of the Year ever again due to a mental disorder our society has banishing very successful people.

    One day, children will ask how BB does not win Exec of the Year as the greatest GM ever, and how Brady only has 2 league MVPs as the greatest QB ever.

    Comical.

    The jealousy and petty excuses as to why these guys are so good, just permeates with the gutless turds behind keyboards, whether they’re journalists or not.

    I literally just saw the ESPY nominations for “athlete of the year” and some Cubs player named Kris Bryant is nominated, while Brady is not.

    Brady is not even nominated! LOL

    Our society has a serious disease.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:07 AM
    Umm, the media hates the Pats due to a jealousy just like the fans.

    Brady will never win an MVP again and BB will never be Coach or Exec of the Year ever again due to a mental disorder our society has banishing very successful people.

    One day, children will ask how BB does not win Exec of the Year as the greatest GM ever, and how Brady only has 2 league MVPs as the greatest QB ever.

    Comical.

    The jealousy and petty excuses as to why these guys are so good, just permeates with the gutless turds behind keyboards, whether they’re journalists or not.

    I literally just saw the ESPY nominations for “athlete of the year” and some Cubs player named Kris Bryant is nominated, while Brady is not.

    Brady is not even nominated! LOL

    Our society has a serious disease.

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    You’re right but think of it this way. If Brady wasn’t treated this way he wouldn’t have that chip on his shoulder that pushes him to be the GOAT.

    When he’s long gone from the game, that’s when people will really realize his greatness. Which, is a shame on one hand but I’m kind of glad on the other hand….he’ll win something more important…the next SB.

    -Long time Steelers fan who knows greatness when he sees it and enjoy’s watching it.

  3. Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general
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    “proven cheater”???? Funny, the NFL admitted in Federal Court they had no evidence against Tom. The ONLY proven fact is that the NFL did not understand 7th grade science, and apparently neither do you!

  4. truthdispensary says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:46 AM
    Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general
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    Lol….kind of like what your post says about the current state on the lack of intelligence in so many that post on here…..

  5. It true… Society has a Patriots problem… (not just the NFL)…

    This run of dominance will soon be at an end, we will all look back and remember it in our own way… regardless it is greatness, and in this case it will be measured in championships not individual accolades.

  6. For those thinking Brady should have won more than 2 MVPs, what other seasons was he deserving? Remember this is only for the regular season.

  7. Brady hasn’t gotten the shaft on MVP voting quite a few times, often because the voters are inclined to give it to someone that had a great season that stands out from what they’ve done in the past, whereas Brady’s greatness has been well established for years. The other issue is that Brady is not a glory hound that insists on passing the ball all the time. If the game plan calls for running the ball 60% of the plays, that’s what he does, so he doesn’t always have the same stats as other QBs that insist on doing everything themselves.

  8. It’s certainly possible but it’s not a lock. There could be a changing of the guard this year, a change to silver and black.

  9. As if putting Brady on the Madden cover wasn’t jinx enough, now they’re making him the MVP favorite. Why not let him come running out to the field on opening night wearing number 13 under a ladder in front of a black cat?

  10. It’s a pathetic popularity contest just like the pro bowl. Brees had a more successful 2009 season, way better stats and should’ve won MVP over Manning but they had to give Manning his 4th league MVP over what should’ve been Brees’ 1st… At least Brees won SB44MVP over Manning that same year.

  11. johnodocks says:
    Jun 23, 2017 11:41 AM
    As if putting Brady on the Madden cover wasn’t jinx enough, now they’re making him the MVP favorite. Why not let him come running out to the field on opening night wearing number 13 under a ladder in front of a black cat?
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    Well Brady did break a mirror in his Madden promo. Brady don’t give a AF, he’s focused and doesn’t worry about that, ring at the end of the season or bust.

  12. truthdispensary says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:46 AM
    Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general

    The only thing proven was that the NFL can do whatever they want to whomever they whenever they want with or admittedly without evidence. This says everything needed about jealousy and comprehension levels.

  13. truthdispensary says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:46 AM
    Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general

    The only thing proven was that the NFL can do whatever they want to whomever they whenever they want with or admittedly without evidence. This says everything needed about jealousy and comprehension levels.

  14. If the GOAT wins MVP that would make him the oldest MVP in the history of American major pro sports.

    Not a bad thing for the GOAT, the winningest QB in Super Bowl history, the winningest QB in history period to add to his resume.

    🙂

  15. Brady beat the following MVPs in the playoffs:

    2001 Warner
    2003 Manning, McNair
    2004 Manning
    2006 Tomlinson
    2016 Ryan

    Brady lost In the playoffs both times he was the MVP.

    He doesn’t need it.

    MVP can go to what ever QB he meets in the Super Bowl.

  16. terripet says:
    Jun 23, 2017 12:38 PM
    Rogers is the best quarterback and has been the last three years

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    Definitely not true. Certainly wasn’t the best QB in 2015 and Last year I would go with Brady.

    Rodgers was the best QB in 2011 and 2014. I’ll agree with that.

  17. las0023 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 11:28 AM
    For those thinking Brady should have won more than 2 MVPs, what other seasons was he deserving? Remember this is only for the regular season.

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    For starters, how about last season? For a guy that was out 25% of the season he sure did light it up!

  18. firecracker87 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:43 AM
    -Long time Steelers fan who knows greatness when he sees it and enjoy’s watching it.
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    Bills fan here, and I feel the same. Been watching him twice a year (more than that if I include playoffs) for a long time and appreciate what he does. I simply wish he was in the NFC.

  19. “Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general”

    Giving someone who is so poorly educated they couldn’t pass 5th grade science a keyboard and the ability to post whatever drivel the want online is a far worse condemnation of our society.

  20. Nobody wants to win the Peyton Manning Consolation Award except for, well, you know.
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    Exactly! It’s usually for fantasy players like Manning, not great winners, team leaders and champions. Likewise Belichick deserves to be coach of the year nearly every year, but that’s not a good “storyline”. If you don’t have the rings who cares?

  21. Last season was one of Brady’s best ever, but as MVP means most valuable to his team it’s hard to make the case he was more deserving than Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers or even Derek Carr. Pats were .750 without Brady while the falcons and Packers would have been .500 teams without their QBs and the Raiders were .000 without Carr.
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    firecracker87 says
    For starters, how about last season? For a guy that was out 25% of the season he sure did light it up!

  22. Rodgers is more valuable to his team. Take Rodgers away from the Packers and they totally collapse. Take Brady away from the Patriots and they just keep on winning.

  23. lanman11 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:09 PM
    Brady has been the MVP of the League for 17 years, whether they hand him a trophy or not…..Everybody knows this.
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    LMAO, gotta love the Pats homer logic.

  24. jmdanieli says:
    Jun 23, 2017 10:57 AM
    Making a proven cheater the MVP would say everything needed about the current state of NFL & sports in general
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    “proven cheater”???? Funny, the NFL admitted in Federal Court they had no evidence against Tom. The ONLY proven fact is that the NFL did not understand 7th grade science, and apparently neither do you!
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    He won’t get that class until next year…

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