Tom Brady talks up Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s MVP candidacy
After New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fell short of an All-Pro selection, it appears the 39-year-old passer will not be winning NFL MVP this season.
After missing the first four games of the season due to suspension, Brady blitzed the league. The 17-year quarterback completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 3,554 yards and set the NFL record for touchdown to interception ratio tossing 28 scores to just 2 picks.
Even still, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan earned 29 votes for the All-Pro quarterback position compared to just 14 for Brady.
And in his weekly interview on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” program, Brady mentioned Ryan’s name unprompted when asked if it would mean something to him if he didn’t win MVP.
“I’ve been fortunate to win it (2007, 2010), so it’s a very cool thing because you think about how far you’ve come as a player. Everyone starts and kind of has their own football experience,” Brady said.
“To realize, ‘Man, I won that award — they only choose one guy and they chose me’ is very cool. But I think Matt has had an incredible year. I think he is as deserving as anybody. He’s got that team playing well.”