ESPN.com's NFL Nation reporters each submitted a vote for midseason MVP honors and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady earned the most votes. With 16 votes, Brady earned the nod over Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (7) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (5).
Can't go wrong with Brady, but here's a question to you: Might tight end Rob Gronkowski be an even better choice?
Gronkowski received one vote and it came from this writer.
A one-handed catch in Sunday's win over the Broncos highlighted another remarkable performance by Gronkowski, whose return to top form has coincided with the Patriots' resurgence. Gronkowski was being eased into the mix the first four weeks of the season, averaging just shy of 35 offensive snaps per game, as the Patriots were 2-2. Now he's averaging just shy of 60 offensive snaps per game, and it's no coincidence that the Patriots' offense has caught fire. That's MVP-type stuff as Gronkowski now has 49 catches for 663 yards and eight touchdown receptions.