Brady tops, Jets missing in MVP Watch

There are no New York Jets in this week's installment of Mike Sando's MVP Watch.

Of the three 7-2 teams, the Jets are the only team not represented on Sando's short list of candidates through 10 weeks.

Does a Jet deserve to be a candidate?

I don't think so. Not at this stage.

It's difficult to look at Sando's list and find a player who doesn't belong. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took over the top spot with his powerful display against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Mark Sanchez have appeared on MVP Watch, but lately the Jets seem to have a new hero every game.

If I had to pick a Jets MVP, then I must go with Sanchez. His low completion percentage is troubling, but he has been coming through on the regular. He keeps plays alive with his legs, has a knack for connecting on deep strikes and doesn't melt when the clock is dwindling.

Tomlinson's production, meanwhile, has dropped off. He's still having a great season, but the MVP talk fittingly has cooled.