No. 1: Quarterback Tom Brady, Patriots
Well, you’re probably sick of the idea. But there’s an excellent chance Tom Brady winds up with his fifth Super Bowl MVP award once the game is over.
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Brady, of course, owns more Super Bowl MVPs than anyone else in NFL history. The 49ers’ own, Joe Montana, has three, which ranks second best on this all-time list. And regardless your feelings about the future Hall of Famer, you’re witnessing history.
So, why would Brady wind up winning this accolade again?
OK, so Brady wasn’t perfect against Kansas City. He tossed two interceptions during the game, although one wasn’t on him. But his overtime drive that culminated in a 2-yard game-winning touchdown run by running back Rex Burkhead was something else. A 3rd-and-long situation? No problem. Dime shots to wide receiver Julian Edelman? No problem.
Brady will look to take those efforts up against a Rams defense that allowed an average 6.6 yards per pass this season — ranked 22nd in the NFL.
If he does come home with another MVP award, well… you won’t be surprised.
Super Bowl LIII kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET.