In the past decade Tom Brady has proven that he belongs among the greats. He's been to four Super Bowls, and had one of the best seasons ever in 2007, becoming the MVP. But this year may be better as he leads a team of virtual unknowns into the top spot in the AFC. The New England Patriots are poised to earn a first-round bye, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
He has already proven that he is the most valuable player in the NFL. If Brady can lead his team to the Superbowl, will he be considered the best ever?
With a big win at home against the AFC leading Kansas City Chiefs, Philip Rivers and the Chargers proved they are down, but not out.
The Chargers got off to a slow start this year, and their special teams blunders masked the great performances Rivers was putting up.
Nonetheless, the Chargers are struggling to eek out a playoff spot, and while Rivers has been very valuable, with his team hovering around .500, he won't earn many MVP votes.
Michael Vick will win the Comeback Player of the Year Award and he would deserve the Most Exciting Player of the Year Award – if there was one.
He has done wonders for the Philadelphia Eagles, putting them atop the NFC East in what was thought to be an off-year. But Vick got a late start to the season, has been hurt part of the year, and is on a team that is still not guaranteed a playoff spot.
Unless Vick has a few more video-game like performances in him, he won't be able to pass Brady in shear terms of value.
Bill Belichick is going down as one of the best all-around coaches in NFL history. He takes specialty players, and puts them in great position to play to the best of their ability. That is the mark of a great coach.
Tom Brady does the same thing on the field. He is the unquestioned leader, the face of the franchise, and the hardest worker on the team. This year, Tom Brady has made everyone he plays alongside look like they are legit, top-caliber NFL players, despite the fact that most of them weren't wanted by anyone else.
Brady is Belichik on the field, and that is the best compliment a quarterback can get.
The Patriots have lost only two games this year, and are tied with the Atlanta Falcons for the best record in the NFL, but, there is a difference between Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. Brady is the only offensive stud on his team, unlike the deadly combination of Roddy White and Michael Turner on the Falcons.Matt Ryan is a great young quarterback with a big future ahead of him, but as of now, he is only one cog in a dangerous wheel.
Despite not having any superstars on his team, Brady and the Patriots are scoring more points than any other team, and have the best record in the NFL
In 2010, Tom Brady is the premier quarterback in the NFL in terms of stats.
3398 Total Passing Yards; Ranks 5th
29 Touchdowns; Ranks 1st
109.9 Passer Rating; Ranks 1st
66.8 Completion Percentage; Ranks 2nd
4 Interceptions; Ranks 1st (Fewest among qualifying QBs)
When trying to figure out who are the best quarterbacks ever, you can use a lot of info to help you. Some people think the postseason is the most important factor, others think the regular season is more important. Some think team accomplishments, and some think its all about your value to your team.
No matter what system, stats, or ranking you use, Brady ranks among the best ever to play the quarterback position.
If Tom Brady can win the MVP and Super Bowl this year, he may be the lone man at the top of the QB totem pole.
Four Super Bowl Appearances; Ranks 2nd to John Elway (5)
Three Super Bowl Wins; Ranks Third behind Montana and Bradshaw (4)
14 Playoff Wins; Ranks Second to Joe Montana (16)
78 Percent Playoff Win Percentage; Best Ever (minimum 11 starts)
77 Percent Regular Season Win Percentage; Best Ever (post 1950)
2007 - 4800 Yards, 50 Touchdowns, 8 Interceptions (maybe the best single season ever)
1 MVP (and another this year).