Bruce Arians: “It’s a travesty” if Tom Brady doesn’t win MVP

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The woke mob has its marching orders.

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians believes that Tom Brady, not Aaron Rodgers, should be the 2021 MVP.

“I think if he doesn’t get it, it’s a travesty,” Arians told reporters on Monday. “I mean, most completions ever, 5,000 [passing] yards, [43] touchdowns, the whole nine yards. To me, it’s not even a close race.”

Arians has to say that, obviously. If anyone is going to make the case for Brady, it will be his head coach.

While Brady had great stats, he arguably had more around him than Rodgers. Also, Rodgers helped his team secure the No. 1 overall seed. Brady and the Bucs ultimately did not.

It’s unfortunate that the official MVP award, as bestowed by the Associated Press, entails one vote per voter. There should be at least three positions, first-, second-, and third-place. This approach will result in more players getting recognition for great seasons, once the votes are tabulated and eventually announced.

We’ll unveil our MVP later this week. Whether it’s Brady or Rodgers, the outcome won’t be a “travesty.” It’ll be a fair assessment of which of two great players deserves an award that can only go to one of them.

If Brady doesn’t win the MVP, he’ll likely see it that way. If Rodgers doesn’t win, he’ll surely blame it on people not liking him because he isn’t vaccinated, or whatever. In a weird sort of way, the controversy sparked last week by Hub Arkush helps Rodgers; anyone who doesn’t vote for Rodgers will have to worry about a woke mob coming after them for being in the woke mob that came after Rodgers.

58 responses to “Bruce Arians: “It’s a travesty” if Tom Brady doesn’t win MVP

  1. Since he’s actually the head coach, he is ineligible for that award. And considering how poorly that team did in 2022, he won’t be coach of the year either.

  2. Rogers has been in the league 17 years and has ZERO playoff wins against Brady! Let that sink in!

  3. Brady also leads AR in INTs and lost fumbles…

    That loss to Washington too… swept by the Saints.

    Aaron didn’t get swept by anyone, undefeated at home, etc….

  4. ariani1985 says:
    January 10, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    Rogers has been in the league 17 years and has ZERO playoff wins against Brady! Let that sink in!

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    Maybe it should sink in that for 16 of those years they were in different conferences, so the only way they’d have met in the playoffs in the Super Bowl. The Pats weren’t in the SB when Rodgers went. They only played last year, which the Bucs won by 5. I criticize Rodgers for all the Rodgers Stuff he does and says, but this is a meaningless stat.

  5. Rogers has been in the league 17 years and has ZERO playoff wins against Brady! Let that sink in!
    —–
    Here’s a crazy stat. The Vikings have been in the league 63 years and have zero Superbowl wins against anyone.

  6. The more time that passes the less I like Arians. I pulled for him to win a Superbowl, but I know longer will.

  7. Most valuable player in 2022: Rodgers
    Most valuable career: Brady hands down in a landslide

  8. Brady probably lost the award when he got shut out by the Saints on national TV, but honestly I think if that game had been week 1 and Rodgers’ equal stinker against the Saints had been week 15 instead, Brady would win. Momentum matters because there is recency bias, and Rodgers has definitely been better in the second half of the season. Over the whole season though? I’d give Brady the slight edge. He threw more picks (a few of which were drops and one Hail Mary) and wasn’t as efficient, but he also had a LOT more volume and the offense leaned on him more. GB doesn’t have quite the same weapons in the passing game (although almost everyone on the Bucs missed multiple games), but Davante is better than anyone on the Bucs and GB’s running game is much better. Brady’s offensive line is better though. The advanced stats like QBR and DYAR point to a tie or to Brady. And as a tiebreaker? The dude is 44! I know that shouldn’t count but that’s so freaking ridiculous that he deserves another as a lifetime achievement award.

    I see the case for Rodgers, but it’s definitely nowhere close to a landslide if you’re being objective and evaluating the whole season.

  9. Man I have to agree. Brady’s stats are off the charts and he’s 45. Hands down it’s Brady

  10. dangerruss1919 says:
    January 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm
    Aaron Rodgers in a landslide.
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    How can you say that? At best, it is close. Rodgers TD/INT is clearly superior. But who has the best receiver (Rodgers). Who has the better strength of schedule (Bucs). Who has the better run game (Rodgers). Who has the most dropped passes (Brady 2-1).

    I can go either way but to say it is clear is not a fair argument,

  11. Brady’s better off by avoiding the MVP curse. Everytime Rodgers won MVP, Brady went to the Super Bowl.

    Kurt Warner was the last MVP who won the Super Bowl from the 1999 season.

  12. Bruce.. Bruce…Bruce.. it isn’t even close. Rogers in a landslide is MVP. Come on man

  13. Even though Brady has the most TDs, yards and completions it does not guarantee the MVP. Impressive nonetheless. Ted Williams won the triple crown twice and did not win the MVP either time. Reason for sportswriters should not vote for the MVP in any sport.

  14. Another thing to factor in. Brady is rarely under pressure. Brady plays behind an OL with several all pros. Four of them are in the top at their position as shown on the Sunday Night Football stats. Rodgers played behind an OL at times with a 4th round rookie at guard and the rest being no name free agents.

  15. Go ahead and snub Brady… it’ll motivate him to go out and win another Super Bowl.

    Aaron wins awards. Tom wins championships.

  16. Apparently most did not see the press conference. A reporter directly requested that Arians make the case for Brady winning the MVP, so Arians gave his reasons. Arians wasn’t even going to bring it up.

  17. Hopefully he gets MVP so he can finally get the notoriety and money he deserves. Just last year this guy had to rely on federal loans just to keep his small business afloat.

  18. “Travesty” is a big exaggeration. But Brady is absolutely deserving. Rodgers threw fewer INTs (the only material statistical advantage the Packers QB has over Brady) but what difference did that make? Both teams won, but Brady was relied upon more to win (WAY more passes) and was therefore more “valuable.” Award doesn’t really matter — each guy is deserving — but Brady 2021-22 is legit despite Clowncoach Arians’ rhetoric.

  19. Brady helped arrange AB a spot on the Buc roster. For that, MVP votes should be witheld for lack of judgement.

  20. It’s a travesty that Arians is getting paid to be a head coach when Tommy Boy makes the personnel decisions, play calling, and decides which players will be on the field like he did yesterday.

  21. Rodgers is 1201yds behind Brady………… 1201yds that’s 4 – 300yd games!

    Now with the being said there’s no doubt the MVP should be J. Taylor(RB) with over 550yd more than 2nd place!

    OH and to those that claim Brady has more to work with, well Adams is the 3rd leading WR in the league, Brady doesn’t have a receiver in the top 20 and Rodgers RBs are much better than TB so nice try but TOTALLY FALSE!

  22. A head coach vying for his player to win the MVP?! Where will the madness end?!

    In other news: water is wet, the sky is blue, and the Pope wears a funny hat.

  23. You can call me dumb or whatever, but for me the most valuable player should be precisely that; the one person who keeps a team together through thick and thin. With everything the Raiders have been through, Derek Carr has kept the team focussed and together through scandal and tragedy.

    Call me stupid, call me dumb, but for me the most important person this season is Derek Carr.

  24. toasteddonkey “Aaron didn’t get swept by anyone, undefeated at home, etc…”
    Got swept last year with a defeat at home by the Bucs with TB as qb. AR hasn’t won a post season game at home yet, let that sink in!

  25. A thousand more yards, six more touchdowns (in one more game played), triple the interceptions, a passer rating ten points lower, and got beaten out for the top seed in the conference.

    It isn’t an open-and-shut case either way…but if Brady winning the MVP means he follows the lead of every single NFL MVP since 2000 and doesn’t win the Super Bowl, he can have it.

  26. dwqb11 says:
    January 10, 2022 at 8:37 pm
    Even though Brady has the most TDs, yards and completions it does not guarantee the MVP. Impressive nonetheless. Ted Williams won the triple crown twice and did not win the MVP either time. Reason for sportswriters should not vote for the MVP in any sport.
    __________

    A valid point. The Splendid Splinter never hid his disdain for the media and it cost him both times.

  27. txpatsfan says:
    January 10, 2022 at 7:59 pm
    dangerruss1919 says:
    January 10, 2022 at 6:59 pm
    Aaron Rodgers in a landslide.
    —————-
    Brady also has the disadvantage of being top 3 in the league with receivers dropping passes as well as a league high 8 dropped passes in the end zone. And using the “reasonable turnover” metric all 4 of Rodgers INT’s were his fault while 4 of Brady’s were receiver error. If his receivers do their job in those instances Brady has 51 TD’s and only 8 INTS’s.

  28. We’re going to pretend Brady isn’t playing on an all-star team?

    Rodgers hasn’t had a supporting cast like that in a decade.

  29. How can you say that? At best, it is close. Rodgers TD/INT is clearly superior. But who has the best receiver (Rodgers). Who has the better strength of schedule (Bucs). Who has the better run game (Rodgers). Who has the most dropped passes (Brady 2-1)
    ==========

    Who has the best receiver(s)? Brady. Its not even close.

    Howard, the Bucs 3rd TE, would be the Packers #1 TE.

    Running back is a draw. The Bucs RBs accounted for virtually the same amount of scrimmage yards as Jones and Dillon.

  30. Like the Grammys, Oscars, etc. another useless popularity contest to stroke a celebrity’s ego.

  31. A valid point. The Splendid Splinter never hid his disdain for the media and it cost him both times.
    ——————

    Also his .406 season. Just craziness.

  32. I’d hate to see rodgers get the award he’s the most hated NFL player playing today Brady has far superior passing numbers rodgers all he has is his low interceptions that’s it but don’t tell his fan boys that’s Brady threw almost 200 more passes so once again rodgers stats are rather mediocre at
    best .

  33. Missin’ Again Crosby says:
    January 11, 2022 at 8:00 am
    We’re going to pretend Brady isn’t playing on an all-star team?

    Rodgers hasn’t had a supporting cast like that in a decade.

    >>>>>>>>>>

    No one to blame but Rodgers. He wants all the money and glory for himself.

  34. A true MVP doesn’t get shut out by Taysom Hill in the heat of a playoff seed race. He disappeared when his team needed him the most.

    Just pathetic. He’s barely in the top five for MVP.

    Rodgers (winner)
    Burrow
    Taylor
    Kupp

    A BIG GAP

    Brady/Mahomes

  35. We’re going to pretend Brady isn’t playing on an all-star team?

    Rodgers hasn’t had a supporting cast like that in a decade.

    ———————-

    Supporting cast doesn’t matter, otherwise Brady would have couple of MVP between 2001 and 2006, especially in 2002 and 2005 with below average defense.

  36. A true MVP doesn’t get shut out by Taysom Hill in the heat of a playoff seed race. He disappeared when his team needed him the most.
    ————-

    So he disappeared against the Jets? I know it was against the Jets but he lead the team to victory in the 4th. Something an MVP does in a playoff race.

  37. It’s a travesty there isn’t some manner in which luck can be distributed equitably instead of most of it landing in Lucky Tom’s lap.

  38. Shoot, the case can be made for either guy. They both have really good talent around them and they both get the job done. It all depends on what metrics you choose to use in your argument. I would like to see Rodgers get it, but Brady has earned it as well. Get the Lombardi Trophy. That’s the real reward.

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