However, before then, somebody was spotted at a Patriots presser with Brady’s pre-written speech during Super Bowl week:
NFL MVP will be awarded this weekend, but someone was carrying Tom Brady's acceptance speech in plain view of media during Pats presser today.... pic.twitter.com/Oxo2DUKSyJ— Brad E. Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) February 2, 2018
But... perhaps this isn’t so wild after all:
Because Tom Brady can’t attend the NFL Honors tomorrow, he recorded an acceptance speech in case he wins the MVP award. Standard protocol for this type of situation. https://t.co/SVQQG27ugk— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) February 2, 2018
Brady was already named the MVP by the Pro Football Writers of America, and while he’s got five Super Bowls on his resume, he’s got just two NFL MVP awards. In his 16 starts this season, the Patriots went 13-3 while he threw for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
The award was officially given out on Saturday during the NFL Honors.
Brady had some competition for MVP earlier in the season, when Carson Wentz and the Eagles rolled out to a 10-1 start on the season. That came to a screeching halt after he tore his ACL against the Rams. Antonio Brown was also considered to be a contender for the award, but he missed the final two games of the regular season with a partially torn calf he suffered against the Patriots.
The prewritten speech before Brady was even named the winner of the award is just another example of his extreme preparation.
Or at least, somebody will draw that ridiculous conclusion.