Brady will win MVP, but it shouldn’t overshadow Rams Gurley

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It seems a foregone conclusion that Tom Brady will win the MVP Award over Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley. The NFL media can’t seem to stop talking about the Patriots quarterback, who keeps dominating the news cycle.

For New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it seems an absolute lock he’ll win the MVP Award over who might actually be more deserving in Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley. But in a month that has seen him and the Pats both winning and dominating the news cycle, all the oxygen is out of the room for discussion.

Zip, zero, end of discussion, period.

I won’t say Brady isn’t the poster boy for both his organization, and a fawning NFL media who loves him and is not afraid to say so.

Because he is, and they aren’t.

But this season the MVP award feels more like a reckoning for a league who beat him down over Deflate Gate, and a lifetime award for a media designated “pretty boy” who seems to have it all.

However, if there is an argument to be made for the quintessential system quarterback, it’s the Patriots and Brady.

But if you were to speak of the player who mattered most to the best story in football, an argument can be made for Gurley in Los Angeles. Without him, Rams quarterback Jared Goff doesn’t have the season he had, and Sean McVay isn’t the likely NFL Coach of the Year.

He WAS and IS that important to the machine that is the Los Angeles offense.

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Yes, I get it. Brady is the topic of the month for January in the NFL. He has his team back in the Super Bowl, and let’s be honest, he’s been the story that keeps on giving the last few weeks.

Bottom line, Brady had this award all but sewn up before the Christmas holiday even rolled around.

Call it the Brady bias, say it’s the anonymity of Gurley and the Rams playing on the West Coast.

Just don’t say it’s great the LA running back is in the discussion, especially when he’s deserving of more than just talk.