Los Angeles Rams: Gurley’s MVP chances may be lost after photo of Brady’s acceptance speech hits Twitter

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Based off a photo working its way around Twitter, it looks like Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurely may have already lost the MVP award to Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

If there was one obvious takeaway from the last two months of the NFL season, it was the MVP award was going to be handed to either Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley or New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Without question, both stars have made a strong case for the honors when looking at the impact Gurley and Brady have made for their beloved teams this season, although Gurley wishes he could be in Brady’s position at the moment by playing in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After failing to record a single 100-yard rushing game last season, Gurley deserves plenty of credit for bouncing back with a career season after finding the end zone 19 total times while finishing with 2,093 yards from the line of scrimmage. Around this time last year, nobody ever would have predicted Gurley would find himself in the running to be named MVP since there were plenty of football fans ready to label him a bust, but luckily bringing Sean McVay on as the head coach in Los Angeles helped bring the best out of the former Georgia star.

Even if Gurley fails to take home the honors since Brady (4,577 passing yards this season with 32 touchdowns and just eight interceptions) has made a strong case as well, the Rams running back still has a lot to be proud of from this season. Not to mention, there’s a good chance that Gurley may already know his fate of falling short of winning the award after a photo hit Twitter on Thursday that shows an MVP acceptance speech by Brady.

Check it out in the photo below, and zoom in closer if it’s difficult to read:

Obviously, a leak of a photo like this isn’t the biggest deal in the world since it’s only a MVP award, but also the individual who failed to keep the speech in hiding will most likely get grilled over the situation. As for Gurley appearing to fall short of winning the award assuming this photo is in fact the real deal, well let’s just say the running back should still feel honored for coming in second one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.

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Thanks to Gurley and the rest of his teammates, the Rams finally have some excitement surrounding this team for the first time in what seems like forever. And if Gurley was able to be this productive during his first year under McVay, just imagine what kind of numbers he’s going to put together in 2018 when he’s even more familiar with the system.