With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, there’s been plenty of debate about which player deserves to take home MVP honors in 2012. Two of the most popular names on the list–New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
As long as he’s healthy, Brady is always going to be the type of player with his name in consideration for MVP each season and what he’s accomplished in 2012 has been nothing short of phenominal. Not only do the Patriots appear to be the team to beat in the AFC with seven-straight wins, but Brady has already thrown 29 touchdowns and just four interceptions–which is pretty impressive.
What’s been even more impressive over the last few weeks is how Brady continues to put up big numbers without Rob Gronkowski in the lineup. Brady has a way of making the players surrounding him better and with the type of weapons he has on offense–it’s difficult to imagine him slowing down anytime soon with the playoffs right around the corner.
As for Peterson, he’s put up MVP-type numbers this season as well with 1,600 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns–which is remarkable for a running back that suffered a torn ACL in Week 16 last season. There’s no question Peterson deserves to be in the discussion of MVP, but when compared to the success of the Patriots and the chances of playing in January, the difference maker could end up being whether or not the Vikings can earn a Wild Card spot.
So which player do you believe deserves to take home MVP honors in 2012–Brady or Peterson? Be sure to reach out to us on Twitter with the #RML and let us know!