Reportedly, the NFL MVP acceptance speech for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has leaked.
Another New England Patriots conspiracy could be popping up. The beans have potentially been spilled on this year’s Associated Press NFL MVP award winner.
During a recent Patriots press conference, a photo was shared where a man was spotted with a document titled “Brady acceptance speech”.
However, the leaked document could just be standard league protocol. As Tom Brady is currently busy in Minnesota preparing for the Super Bowl, he will not be available to attend the NFL Awards on Saturday.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that Brady had to record an acceptance speech in case he does win the award.
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Brady is certainly considered one of the favorites to take home this year’s award, so the picture doesn’t appear to be that much of a spoiler. According to OddsShark, Brady is a 1-3 favorite to win the MVP. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is the only other player listed with 2-1 odds.
Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz appeared to be Brady’s biggest competition earlier in the season. Wentz had the Eagles out to a red-hot 10-1 start before tearing his ACL against the Rams. Wide receiver Antonio Brown also appeared to be making some noise in the race, but a calf injury forced him to miss the final two games of the regular season.
Despite being 40-years old, Brady again performed at an elite level. The quarterback led the Patriots to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the AFC. He led the league with 4,577 yards and tossed 32 touchdowns compared to just eight interceptions.
Brady was already named the MVP by the Pro Football Writers of America. Despite his five Super Bowl championships, he has just two NFL MVP awards. Winning a third would tie him with Jim Brown, Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas. Only Peyton Manning has more MVPs with five.
The MVP and other awards will be given out Saturday at 9 p.m. ET during the 7th annual NFL Honors.