Skip Bayless agrees with Shannon Sharpe. Neither man believes Julian Edelman should’ve been named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.
But while Sharpe’s disapproval of Edelman’s selection stems from how impressed he was with the Patriots’ defense, which completely shut down the Rams’ high-powered offense, Bayless gave a much stranger MVP pick Monday on FS1’s “Undisputed” while discussing New England’s 13-3 victory over Los Angeles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Bayless believes Tom Brady — yes, Tom Brady — should’ve been named Super Bowl MVP despite struggling for much of Sunday’s contest. Because according to Bayless, the Patriots quarterback still stepped up and orchestrated a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
Bayless is right. Brady did make some key throws down the stretch, including a 29-yard strike to tight end Rob Gronkowski that paved the way for the game’s only touchdown. But it was an otherwise underwhelming performance by No. 12. Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 262 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.
We shouldn’t take anything away from Brady, now the proud owner of six Super Bowl rings, but this obviously wasn’t his best championship performance. It’s OK to admit that, especially since the 41-year-old already has been named Super Bowl MVP four times in his illustrious career.
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