Tom Brady, Michael Vick and Matt Ryan: Who Is the NFL's Most Deserving MVP?

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 16, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The NFL season is coming to the end and the playoff picture is getting clearer each and every week.

The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons have earned themselves the title of the teams to beat in the AFC and the NFC, while the Philadelphia Eagles remain feared by the rest of the NFL.

Being led by Tom Brady, Michael Vick and Matt Ryan, which one of these leaders is most deserving of the NFL MVP award?

Tom Brady is having a brilliant year with over 3,300 yards and 29 touchdown passes, first in the NFL. Brady has just thrown four interceptions this season, and he is doing this without All-Star Randy Moss.

In fact, Brady has gotten better since the departure of Moss.

No. 12 has thrown 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions in the last eight games, in which the Patriots are 7-1.

Who is more fun to watch than the electrifying Michael Vick? The answer is nobody. 

After being removed from football for two years, Vick is back and playing the best football of his NFL career. Vick has thrown over 2,500 yards with 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Vick has also rushed for nearly 500 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

Vick's abilities to make big plays make the Eagles one of the most feared teams in football.

Quarterback Matt Ryan has his Atlanta Falcons 11-2 and atop the NFC. They are certainly the team to beat, having won their last seven games. Ryan is playing the best football of his young career and has one thing on his mind, the Super Bowl.

Ryan has thrown over 3,000 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has made big plays when the Falcons needed them, and has been clutch all season long.

Now the question remains, who deserves the MVP? 

I believe Tom Brady deserves the MVP just because of the team he is working with. Brady does not have a receiver like Roddy White or DeSean Jackson. Brady does not have LeSean McCoy or Michael Turner.

No. 12 is having a monster year with the likes of Deion Branch, Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski. 

This is what the Patriots of the early 2000s did, and they are back in that form and ready to make a Super Bowl run. 

Brady will walk away with his second MVP award.