An MVP is supposed to make his teammates better. Brady has definitely done that, executing the Patriots offense with a completely new selection of players. Randy Moss was traded away midseason and it didn't matter. Replacement Deion Branch caught 48 passes for 706 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games so far as a Patriot. Branch hasn't put up anything approaching those numbers in four years in Seattle.
Brady also welcomed two rookie tight ends to the offense. Rob Gronkowski has caught 36 passes for 444 yards and nine touchdowns, and Aaron Hernandez has caught 45 passes for 563 yards and six touchdowns.
No Laurence Maroney and no Kevin Faulk? Not a problem for Brady. BenJarvus Green-Ellis tripled his career rushing total taking hand-offs from Brady, and Danny Woodhead is now a household name with almost 1,000 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns on the season.
The Patriots are just cruising along with the league's No. 1 scoring offense and Brady slinging the ball to whoever's open.
The Eagles' also have one of the NFL's top scoring offenses, but Vick has been the beneficiary of a supporting cast that was already tremendously talented.
DeSean Jackson has caught 45 passes for 1,024 yards and six touchdowns this season, roughly equivalent to what he did in 2009 (62 receptions, 1,156 yards, nine touchdowns). Ditto for Jeremy Maclin, whose numbers are just slightly better this year, and LeSean McCoy, who isn't sharing rushing duties anymore.
Not a single player is performing significantly better this year with Vick as their quarterback than they were last year with Donovan McNabb as their quarterback. So how can anybody argue that Vick is making his teammates better?