Tom Brady Becomes Oldest MVP Winner In NFL History

Tom Brady Becomes Oldest MVP Winner In NFL History

On Saturday, the Associated Press announced Tom Brady as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player for the 2017 season during the NFL Honors ceremony.

At 40 years old, Brady is now the oldest player in NFL history to win the MVP award. Prior to his most recent win, Rich Gannon (2002) and Peyton Manning (2013) were the oldest recipients at 37 years old.

While his age has raised questions about declining performance and possible retirement, numbers show that Brady is still playing exceptionally well.

Of the 40-year-old QB’s that have started in nine or more games in a season, there were only two that had a passer rating above 76 before Brady – Warren Moon with an 83.7 in 1997 and Favre with a 107.2 rating in the 2009 season. Brady had a 102.8 rating this season.

Brady being the NFL’s GOAT is a topic that NFL fans will continue to argue even after the Patriots QB does retire, but it’s becoming increasingly hard to deny his success.

In being named league MVP for the third time, Brady is now in the ranks of Brett Favre (3), Johnny Unitas (3), and Peyton Manning (5) as the only players with at least three MVP awards on their resume.

Brady has appeared in a record eight Super Bowls with five wins. Should he become the first player to win his sixth Vince Lombardi trophy, he will also become the first MVP since Kurt Warner (1999) to win the award and a Super Bowl in the same season.

As the New England Patriots prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium, bookmakers believe it’s worth betting on Tom Brady to set these records and others.

At Bovada Sportsbook, you bet on Tom Brady’s -110 odds to win Super Bowl LII MVP, which would mark his fifth win with the New England Patriots. He already holds the record for most SB MVP awards won by an individual player.

USA online sportsbooks know most bettors also have their money on New England earning a record-tying sixth Super Bowl win. The Patriots are favored by 5-points to win Super Bowl 52 and continue their run as the greatest NFL dynasty of all time.