Although New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has been shattering and help shatter NFL records, the sports media appear to still be headed in one direction towards the NFL MVP award.
Saints fans have been campaigning hard for their beloved quarterback for the Associated Press National Football League Most Valuable Player Award. The race has been tight with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady also in play for the award.
I had begun to think that Brees would have a great chance of possibly snagging the award that has been overdue in my opinion. However, after listening to various sports media outlets, I’ve begun to believe that Rodgers will end up getting the award.
Watching First Take on ESPN, most of their analysts are pulling for Rodgers with co-host Skip Bayless pulling for Tom Brady. Bayless explained his reason for picking Brady is based off the difficulty of the Patriot’s schedule and opponents.
CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco told 690 AM WIST “The Sports Hangover” host Larry Holder that he has a vote in the MVP decision and he cast his for Rodgers. Prisco stated that if the Saints were the #1 Seed right now, he may have voted for Brees. Prisco did say he voted for Brees for Offensive Player of the Year.
Watching Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” tonight really put the nail in the coffin for me on Brees and the MVP award. The discussion arose about the debate when a Saints fan chided the hosts (James Brown, Phil Simms, Warren Sapp, and Chris Collinsworth) for not giving Brees “any credit for being the best quarterback in the entire league”. The response was not promising.