There just isn't any love for Tom Brady. That was the case for the 2012 NFL MVP Award, at least, as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers topped both Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Brady of the New England Patriots to win the award.
Rodgers received 48 of the 50 votes, with the other two going to Brees. Brady, despite breaking the all-time single season passing record held by Dan Marino, was snubbed. Not a single vote for the man who had 5,235 passing yards and threw for 39 touchdowns this season.
Of course, there is good reason for this. Rodgers and Brees had unbelievable seasons, too. Even more so than Brady, actually. Rodgers finished the 2011 campaign with 4,635 passing yards and 45 touchdown passes while Brees led the league in passing yards with 5,476 passing yards and a league-leading 46 touchdown passes. Pretty good, huh?
Yet Rodgers and Brees won't be playing in the final game of the year. In that sense, Brady wins.
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