Stats Reveal Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers Among All Time Playoff MVPs Since 2006

Published 04/18/2021, 4:04 PM EDT
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The last two decades of the NFL were marked with amazing quarterbacks. The quarterback position is the most important in football, and this was in full display over the last few years. Players like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and many more showed how game-changing a quarterback can be in the NFL. The impact of these players was felt in the NFL playoffs over the last several years.

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PFF revealed that Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Ben Roethlisberger are the most valuable performers according to PFF’s WAR model. The WAR model measures how important a player is to the team based on the plays they make during a game, and how they contribute to their performance. Based on this model, Brady, Rodgers, Brees, and Roethlisberger are the most important members of their teams.

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This statistic comes as no surprise. All four quarterbacks have been crucial to their teams’ success over the last few decades. Brady especially has been revered for how great a winner he has been over the last few years. Furthermore, the rise of Aaron Rodgers has been absolutely incredible to watch, as he was able to take over for Brett Favre as the Packers leader.

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Drew Brees was one of the greatest signings in NFL history. He led an unconvincing New Orleans Saints all the way from minnow-status to Super Bowl champions. On the other hand, Ben Roethlisberger has been one of the longest-serving quarterbacks in the NFL, and has found great success with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the recent year. All four of these quarterbacks have proven how important they are to their franchises.

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Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady had another excellent post-season run last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his debut season with the Buccaneers, he was able to lead the Buccs from the playoffs all the way to a Super Bowl title. It was an incredible run for Brady, who showed how valuable he is, even at age 44. The Patriots’ loss was the Buccaneers’ gain, and Brady showed why he is one of the all-time greats.

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Can Tom Brady win another Super Bowl title with the Buccaneers this season? They have a very strong chance, as they brought back all of their starters from the Super Bowl.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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