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Patriots' offensive MVP so far this year has been James White . . . right?

Patriots' offensive MVP so far this year has been James White . . . right?
Published On: Thu, Nov 08
Jul 17, 2018; Marina del Rey, CA, USA; NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo (left) interviews New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold during the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Awards at The Ritz-Carlton. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Since about 2013, your options when considering who the most valuable offensive player for the Patriots was restricted to three choices: Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski. Julian Edelman.

By both necessity and design, thata€™s not been the case through the first nine games of the 2018 season.

The Patriots are 7-2 and heading to Tennessee for a game they should win against the Titans. Theya€™ve scored 35.5 points per game since their 1-2 start (21 points have come on returns so the offense doesna€™t get credit, but still . . . ). The key offensive player?

It hasna€™t been Gronk, who was blanketed for the first four games of the season and has been laboring physically for most of the year. It hasna€™t been Edelman, whoa€™s been terrific since returning from suspension but has played in just five games. And it hasna€™t been Brady who --A though routinely brilliant and productive --A has been a tick below his 2014-17 performance standards.

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