NFL: 25 wide receivers that should have been league MVP

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NFL wide receivers that should have been league MVP: 2. Randy Moss, 2007

Randy Moss was ridiculous for the Minnesota Vikings, but his first season on the New England Patriots was something out of this world. No, really, Randy Moss was an alien this season. He paired with Tom Brady for what is the best combination of Hall of Fame passer and Hall of Fame receiver ever. There have been plenty of times that great receivers joined great quarterbacks, but it never went this well.

The Patriots were one of the best teams of this era, going undefeated in the regular season. It was largely on the back of Brady and Moss. Brady broke the record for passing touchdowns in a season. That is always going to lead to the MVP award. However, Moss deserves it just as much. Moss scored a ridiculous 23 touchdowns that season, also breaking Jerry Rice’s record.

It was the fact that Moss did it from game one to game 16 that makes him the MVP. During his first game as a Patriot against the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis, Moss had nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. As the Patriots were going for undefeated against the New York Giants in the final game of the season, Moss had six catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Moss was kept without a touchdown only three times in 2007 and he had multiple touchdowns in eight games.

However, it’s not like he used three or four games to pad his stats. He only had more than two touchdowns once, a four-touchdown performance against the Buffalo Bills. Every other game he was just a constant threat to score. Moss was incredible this season. The fact they couldn’t even give him the Offensive Player of the Year award is a crime.