The argument for Brady, on the other hand, is very simple. He is the best player in the NFL. On paper, on film, on a computer. It doesn't matter how you want to rationalize it, this is Brady's year.
First, he's the quarterback for the best team in the NFL: the 12-2 New England Patriots. But these aren't the same Patriots of old. The running backs are different, the wide receivers are different and even the tight ends are different. The only player still around from Brady's historic 2007 season is Wes Welker, and he's missing a few parts of his knee.
Second, he's the best quarterback in the NFL. His 109.9 QB rating is far and away the highest in the NFL and will go down as one of the highest single-season marks in history. His 31 touchdowns and four interceptions are also tops in the league. He's accomplished this despite playing one of the NFL's hardest schedules and being the primary target of opposing defenses.
What more does he have to do to convince voters?