This may not seem like a very bold pick either, as Brady is one of the top candidates for the MVP. However, a poll on NFL.com would suggest that he's a distant third to both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers in the race for the league's most prestigious award.
Despite the historic seasons that both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers had, however, I think Brady ultimately wins.
Brees' 5,476 passing yards shattered Dan Marino's single-season record and Rodgers eclipsed Peyton Manning for the season quarterback rating record with a jaw-dropping 122.5 average.
However, neither player made it to the Super Bowl, while Tom Brady is preparing to try and win his fourth ring. While it's pretty easy to say that none of these teams would have made it to the Super Bowl without their respective franchise signal-callers, it wouldn't have been far-fetched for both the Packers and the Saints to at least make the playoffs with marginal quarterbacks.
The Patriots, on the other hand? I tend to think not.
There were times this year when the Patriots looked like they were on the verge of collapse, but Brady held them together. Not only that, but how many other quarterbacks could put up such enormous numbers with two tight ends and a 5'9" slot receiver as his top-three targets?
The bottom line is, Brady was more important to his team than any other player in the NFL this year and that should win him the MVP award.