I’m tired of this. You’re tired of this. In the year 2021, Tom Brady is the NFL’s MVP frontrunner while Bill Belichick is the favorite to win Coach of the Year. Come on now. Are they actually going to meet in February?
The ridiculous timelessness of the 44-year-old QB goes without saying, but here we are watching a 9-3 Bucs team thrive with Brady at the helm. He’s going to eclipse 4,000 yards passing with 34 touchdowns and counting. Through 12 weeks, no player (even the kids 10+ years younger) top him in either category.
Here are the top-5 MVP candidates:
- Tom Brady, age 44, +175 (bet $100 → $175)
- Aaron Rodgers, age 38, +600 ($100 → $600)
- Kyler Murray, age 24, +750 ($100 → $750
- Josh Allen, age 25, +1000 (bet $100 → $1,000)
- Dak Prescott, age 28, +1200 ($100 → $1,200)
After one subpar year, Belichick is back to his usual ways, too. With a damn rookie QB running the show, the Pats (9-4) are the hottest team in the league a month before the playoffs, cruising on a seven-game win streak. They even topped the Bills last weekend with Mac Jones throwing three total passes in a blizzard to take a two-game AFC East lead.
The top-5 NFL Coach of the Year leaders:
- Bill Belichick +125 (bet $100 → $125)
- Kliff Kingsbury +350 (bet $100 → $350)
- Matt LaFleur +750 (bet $100 → $750)
- Mike Vrabel +1000 (bet $100 → $1,000)
- Zac Taylor +1200 (bet $100 → $1,200)
The Takeaway 🎲
Even two years removed from their league-shattering divorce, both Brady and Belichick are thriving. The Buccaneers are the favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champs (+700) and the Patriots are tied with the Packers for the third-best odds. Guess those two didn’t need each other after all.