Tom Brady is on track to win another NFL MVP Award. Despite the New England Patriots dealing with a number of injuries, including a season-ender to star receiver Julian Edelman, Brady has still found a way to post noteworthy stats through the first six games of the 2017 NFL season. There are still 10 games left for the Patriots to play, including a Super Bowl rematch against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 17, but Brady appears capable of adding another trophy to his case.

The Patriots are currently 4-2 and holding a half-game lead over the rest of the AFC East.

The Buffalo Bulls (3-2), Miami Dolphins (3-2), and New York Jets (3-3) are looking to present more of a threat to the defending Super Bowl champions this season. That is why the Patriots win over the Jets in Week 6 was so important, as a loss could have tied the team for last place in the division. Brady wasn’t going to let that happen.

2017 NFL stats for Brady

Through six games this season, Tom Brady has 1,959 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and two interceptions. That works out to a quarterback rating of 106.9 which ranks him among the best in the league (again). Brady leads the NFL in passing yards and is tied for second in touchdown passes behind Deshaun Watson (15) of the Houston Texans. He is also completing 65.7 percent of his passes, but that number is down a bit from his 67.4 percent in 2016.

Brady is currently averaging 327 passing yards per game, which would work out to 5,224 yards if he kept that up for the rest of the 2017 NFL season. He is also on a pace for 35 touchdown passes, which would definitely rank him among the league leaders. Only one time in his career has Tom Brady passed for more than 5,000 yards in a season and that came in 2011.

The New England Patriots finished 13-3 that season, losing 21-17 to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.

Other NFL MVP candidates

Aaron Rodgers is one name that could have been in the running for the MVP Award, but breaking his collarbone means the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers may miss the rest of the regular season.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton could also be a threat, as he has 1,476 passing yards, 161 rushing yards, and 12 touchdowns to his credit.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has 630 rushing yards, while Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is at 596 yards already. Should the two rookies keep up that level of production, they too will be in the MVP conversation. As will Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell with 550 rushing yards and receiver Antonio Brown who has 700 receiving yards already.

While Tom Brady likely won’t get close to the 50 touchdown passes he had during his 2007 MVP season, it’s entirely possible that he finishes the season with some of the best numbers he has ever had during his tenure with the New England Patriots. That would have him as one of the top candidates for another NFL MVP Award.