Top candidates to win the NFL MVP award in 2015

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Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

The Nation’s favorite quarterback Tom Brady is off to a fast start in 2015. Okay, he may not be the nation’s most well-liked quarterback, but he is in fact tearing it up in his first four games.

Brady ranks sixth in the NFL passing yards with 1,387 and has played in one fewer game than four of the quarterbacks ahead of him and two fewer games than Matt Ryan who is currently leading the NFL in passing yards. Brady’s 11 touchdowns ranks third best in the league in one fewer game played as well.

Not only is Brady leading the league in yards per game with 347, but has the leagues’ best passer rating as well that currently sits at 121.5. But, that’s not even the best thing Brady’s 2015 has going for it.

Brady is on pace for 5,552 passing yards which would set an NFL single-season record. The current record is held by Peyton Manning who threw for 5,477 yards in 2013. At 38 years old, Brady would also beat Manning’s age by one year as well.

Brady is one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time. There is no debating that. The Patriots are flying high at 4-0 and are showing no signs of slowing down. Is Brady the current front-runner to win the NFL MVP award? At this point, yes he is.