Cheap nfl Jerseys Tom Brady can’t overcome Deflategate suspension in All-Pro quest
Looks like Tom Brady has been jobbed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell yet again.
Brady was left off the All-Pro first team yesterday, as Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan nearly doubled his vote count by a 29-15 margin. And since the panel of 50 voters also select the MVP, it appears more probable than not Brady will fall short of the league’s highest individual honor.
To be sure, Brady cares far more about his pajamas than a third MVP award, but the fallout from Deflategate cost the 39-year-old four games this season and left a crater in his statistical production.
There’s no doubt that’s where Ryan has the distinct advantage with career bests in completion percentage (69.9), yards (4,944), touchdowns (38) and interceptions (seven). The Falcons also went 11-5, their best record since 2012, and are the NFC’s No. 2 seed in the playoffs.
Cheap jersey wholesale Meanwhile, Brady completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns and two interceptions, and his score-to-pick ratio was the best in NFL history. For the sake of the argument, that would have translated to 4,738 yards and 37 touchdowns if Brady played a full 16-game season. And Brady was 11-1 for the top-seeded Pats.
Considering their stature, there’s virtually no way an extra 206 yards and one touchdown would have given Ryan the edge over Brady, who conceivably could have gone 15-1 if he wasn’t banned for four games over an incident during the 2014 postseason.
But such is life, and that’s almost certainly why Ryan won a one-sided vote over Brady. Though the MVP award won’t be announced until Feb. 4, the drama for the race has been curbed for the time being because the All-Pro selection process uncovers the voters’ line of thinking.
But there is a way to think the MVP voting could turn out differently. First, if the voters differentiate between the best offensive player and the most valuable player, Brady could close the gap for the MVP.
Second, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was the first team All-Pro at his position with 47 votes, and he is also on the short list of MVP candidates. It’s not unrealistic to think Brady voters will remain loyal across the board, but Ryan’s balloters might opt for Elliott or Brady if they lean toward value over statistics.
The other argument against Brady would be the Patriots’ 3-1 record without him, but that sustainability might have been fool’s gold. Plus, Brady’s teammates vigilantly rallied toward their quarterback upon his return against the Browns in Week 5.
New England Patriots Jerseys And when the locker room was confused about the midseason trade of linebacker Jamie Collins, they were passionately behind Brady when he claimed his 200th victory against the Jets in Week 12 and No. 201 against the Rams in Week 13, which also took place two days after tight end Rob Gronkowski’s season-ending back surgery. The Patriots played for Brady in the aftermath of two events that would have crippled most teams.
So there’s Brady’s value. The problem is the voters have been blinded by a four-game absence thanks to a prominent, multimillion dollar legal battle that was rooted in Goodell’s office.
Brady and the Patriots, who open the playoffs next Saturday, are two victories shy of ensuring they’ll be busy when the MVP is awarded on the eve of Super Bowl LI. If they run the table, Brady will finally get his shot at revenge in a far more significant trophy presentation.