Despite missing the first four games of the season, Tom Brady has made himself arguably the MVP favorite at the age of 39.
Brady is on pace to match his 2015 total of 36 touchdown passes in four fewer games and is currently setting career marks in passing yards per game, completion percentage, yards per attempt and quarterback rating. He still hasn’t thrown an interception this season, and at 7-1 through eight games, the Patriots are already untouchable in the AFC East. Should Brady win the MVP award in 2016, it’d be the third of his career – to go along with four Super Bowl titles, 11 Pro Bowl selections and three Super Bowl MVPs.
During an appearance on ESPN Monday, Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly showered Brady with praise, and didn’t hesitate when Chris Berman suggested Brady might be the greatest of all time.
“I don’t mind saying that [Brady is the best]. The consistency, every single year he does it. And he doesn’t have, all time, the greatest players around him. A lot of times they are in and out, Welker is gone, a couple other guys are gone. He does have a great one in Gronkowski – a Buffalo guy – but the thing is he makes it work and it doesn’t matter what it is.”