The NFL's MVP award will be announced on February 6th, shortly before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV.
According to Wikipedia: "Since 1957 The National Football League's Most Valuable Player Award (NFL MVP) is given most notably by the Associated Press (AP) to the player who is considered most valuable in the league".
In 1997 and 2003, the award was shared twice and Peyton Manning is the only NFL player to win the award four times.
Now, in its 53rd year, the award has been won by either a quarterback or running back 94 percent of the time. And only three times in its history has it been awarded to someone other than a quarterback or running back. The last defensive player to win the MVP award was Lawrence Taylor in 1986.
By now, it appears a foregone conclusion by most fans and media that in all likelihood, Tom Brady should win the AP MVP award.
In the slides to follow, I'll show you five reasons why Tom Brady may possibly get derailed of this honor.