2017 NFL season award predictions: Tom Brady favorite for MVP

With the 2017 NFL season just around the corner, our analysts provide their predictions, including the winners of individual awards, playoff teams for each conference and Championship Sunday/Super Bowl forecasts.


Ike Taylor: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots. TB12 just added young weapons to his arsenal.

Maurice Jones-Drew: Brady. This offense could rival the 2007 Pats.

Judy Battista: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers. There won’t be a hole for Rodgers to dig the Packers out of this year, and a consistent Rodgers is a dominating one.

Steve Wyche: Rodgers. He finally has the right tight end in Martellus Bennett, who will allow this offense and Rodgers to function at an optimal level.

Gregg Rosenthal: David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals. A player can only break up the QB hegemony of this award with something truly spectacular, like a 1,000-yard rushing/1000-yard receiving season.

Jeffri Chadiha: Rodgers. Expect a special season from a player who has his best supporting cast in years.

Heath Evans: Brady. He’s got so many options, and he’s consistently the best QB in the league.

Dan Hanzus: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks‘ offense will have never looked better, with a fully healthy Wilson operating at the height of his powers.

Gil Brandt: Brady. Pats added offseason help at WR/RB in free agency, and that should help Brady win the award.

Reggie Wayne: Brady. His offense has only improved from last year after New England added several playmakers.

Charley Casserly: Brady. Who else? The talent around him is better than last year.

Dave Dameshek: Wilson. With the NFC up for grabs this year, Wilson will elevate the Seahawks‘ offense to new heights in what figures to be an important season with regard to shaping the philosophical trajectory of this decade’s second-best NFL team.

Adam Rank: Brady. A Super Bowl hangover and the…

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