Craig Carton: NFL should retire Tom Brady's number, name Super Bowl MVP after him


Tom Brady has once again retired from the NFL, seemingly for good this team, and Craig Carton is admittedly bummed that he won’t be able to watch the future Hall of Famer play football anymore.

But, Craig says Brady’s legacy should live on across the league, in multiple ways, starting immediately.

“The NFL should retire the number,” Craig declared. “Nobody should ever again wear number 12.

“I’ll do you one better: the Super Bowl MVP trophy, starting this year, should be renamed the Tom Brady trophy. And five years from now, he will go in with JJ Watt and that will be a badass class of Hall of Famers.”

Jackie Robinson’s number is retired across Major League Baseball for breaking the color barrier and being one of the most important athletes in American history, while Bill Russell’s No. 6 is now retired across the NBA after the legend passed away last year. Brady certainly has the credentials to warrant some kind of honor, and his five Super Bowl MVPs would justify naming the award after him.

So much so, that even Evan Roberts wouldn’t be against it.

“You know what’s crazy?” Evan said. “I’m actually not against, maybe 10 years from now, renaming the Super Bowl MVP trophy the Tom Brady trophy.”

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