Tom Brady has thrown 12 touchdowns with no interceptions and has a total QBR of 92.9 so far this season. AP Photo/Adrian Kraus
Barry Bonds won the National League MVP award in 2004 at 40 years, 71 days old. New York Giants quarterback Charlie Conerly was the oldest player to win the NFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in 1959 — the league’s MVP award didn’t start until 1961 — when Jimmy Hayes Youth Jersey he was 38 years, 85 days old. Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning became the oldest player ever to win the NFL’s MVP award in 2013, when he was 37 years, 280 days old.
But now Brady is vying to beat Manning, again, and do something no other NFL player has done before — and might never again. No one this old has been this good. It is why when Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly visited ESPN headquarters last week, he called Brady “the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.” Kelly said there wasn’t even a question about it. Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, they were great — but Brady, in Kelly’s opinion, is at an all-time level.
McKenzie spent his first two years in Oakland with few draft picks and a bloated payroll that led to massive salary-cap cuts of established players Loui Eriksson Youth Jersey who were on the down side, before he pounced on Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 draft. McKenzie also scored big that year in the first round when he took University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack.
“Reggie found the quarterback, he found a dynamic pass-rusher and he is using all the tools available to build through the draft, free agency, the trade market if necessary,” Wolf said. “Just look at the offensive line. It’s one of the best in football. He’s used free agency and the draft to build it pretty quickly. If you don’t have five of those guys up front, your quarterback won’t have a chance to display those skills.
“The exciting part is that Reggie has built a strong personnel department, and because of his own skills, what he is doing is very sustainable. He weathered the storm of those first two years. I’m just delighted for him. It’s exciting. It’s exciting for the Raiders. It’s exciting for the NFL.”
Age looks good on Tom Brady
Now that his bye week is over and his second-half run is about to commence, Brady is taking dead aim at the rest of the league — and history.
At 39 years, 151 days old on the final day of the regular season, the New England Patriots quarterback will be vying to become the second-oldest MVP winner in any of the four major sports and the oldest ever in football.