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Has Drew Brees Done Enough to Take Down Pat Mahomes for the NFL MVP Award?

Tonight the NFL will honor the best in the game, as the league will have its annual awards ceremony, which has become an annual event the night before the Super Bowl.

The awards are bittersweet for the Saints and their fans, as many felt (and rightfully so after a blown refs call) that the Saints would be playing the New England Patriots for the games biggest prize in Super Bowl LIII.

Instead, if you look at sites like sportsbook-draft.com, the one thing that the Saints and their fans will have to look forward to this evening is the hope that their franchise quarterback will be able to win the award as the leagues Most Valuable Player.

Drew Brees put together an incredible regular season (which is what the award is based on) for the Saints, that it became apparent early on that it was going to be a two player race for the award, coming down to Brees and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

About midway through the season, the race for the MVP seemed to be heading the way of Brees, but then a midseason slump that saw a number of his stats drop put him behind the young dynamic Mahomes, who like Brees led his team to the Conference title game, only to lose.

If you looked at the odds before week 13, Brees had eclipsed Mahomes for the race to win the award, as he was a solid -400 front-runner, with Mahomes coming in at +250.

The real downfall was the Saints game against the Dallas Cowboys in which they scored just 10 points in a week 13 setback. Not only that, but they then managed to score just 12 points in week 15 against the Carolina Panthers.

Brees and the offense rebounded against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a huge 31-28 home win in week 16, and then he sat in week 17 against Carolina as Teddy Bridgewater got the start under center as the game didn’t matter to the Saints.

It will be tough for Brees, who ended up throwing for 32 touchdowns and just five interceptions, to go along with 3992 yards, winning 13 of his 15 starts for New Orleans.

For Mahomes, he was impressive for the Chiefs, throwing for 50 touchdowns and 12 picks for the 12-4 Chiefs, also throwing for 5097 yards.

While it will probably be Mahomes taking home the hardware this evening, there’s nothing to be ashamed of for Brees and the Saints, an amazing year that sadly ended one game too soon.


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