NFL MVP Candidates: Tom Brady and Brett Favre on Top

Michael WhittenbergSenior Writer INovember 27, 2007


Who will be the NFL's MVP this season? 

Here's a look at the top candidates for the award...

1. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)

The MVP award should always go to the best player on the best team, and Tom Brady fits that description perfectly.

Brady has led the Pats to an 11-0 record thus far, and are on pace to become the second team ever to finish 16-0.

Brady is truly on another planet this year, throwing 39 touchdowns through eleven games, and is eleven away from breaking Peyton Manning's all-time record in a single season.

He's also thrown for 3,439 yards and only four interceptions, with an amazing 127.9 passer rating.

It's incredible that Brady has never won a MVP award—but no one deserves it more than him this season.

Like him or not, Brady has earned his respect and has been very exciting to watch this year.

Bottom line: take this guy away and we don't know how this offense would look. Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers)

The ressurection of Favre this year has the Packers on top of the NFC.

Who would have thought that after the past two nightmare seasons, Favre would have his team in serious contention?

Last year Favre threw eighteen interceptions.

After the emergence of Green Bay in the second half of last season, the Packers team came in this year with high expectations. 

In the 2007 season, he's turned that around to only eight so far, along with 22 touchdowns.

He's also thrown for 3,356 yards with his gunslinging mentality—more than Mr. Tom Brady.


Icon3. Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys)

In his first full season as a starter, Romo has lead the Cowboys to a fast 10-1 start.

He left last season with a botch hold on a field goal—but it seems as if that is ancient history to him now.

Romo has thrown 29 touchdowns this season, which is second best behind Brady.

He's thrown for 3,043 yards with a 105.3 passer rating.

Like Brett Favre, he's also known as a gunslinger, throwing 13 interceptions.

The Cowboys have a legit chance to come out of the NFC and go on to the Super Bowl. Randy Moss (New England Patriots)

As valuable as he is, Sunday showed that New England is capable of winning without his contribution.

Moss was pretty much shut down against the Eagles, but the season he is having is still superb.

With Tom Brady tossing him the ball, Moss has a league leading 16 touchdowns for 1095 yards.

He has proved critics wrong after some said he would bring trouble to Foxsboro, or that he had lost a step and could no longer play at a high level.

After the game against Philly, Moss's stock went down as far as being the most valuable player on his team.

That award is clearly going to his quarterback now.

Icon5. Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Big Ben has led the Steelers to an 8-3 record, third in the AFC behind New England and Indianapolis.

He was awful last year after the motorcycle accident and the appendectomy, but has substantially improved since then.

Coming in as the defending Super Bowl champs last year, the Steelers didn't even make the playoffs due to his bad play.

This year, he has returned to form, throwing for 23 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards.

His team is a sleeper this drsdpm, and is hardly getting any recognition because of the Patriots, Packers, Colts, and Cowboys.

Honorable Mention: Terrell Owens (Dallas Cowboys) 


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