In what may be the first of many honors to come, Patriots QB Tom Brady has been named they AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December. During that time, he lead the Patriots to a 4-0 record and threw 11 touchdowns passes. He also threw 136 passes during that month without an interception. His overall record for the regular season stands at 335 pass attempts without an interception. Unless Brady throws an INT his very first pass attempt of next season, that record should only increase. This is the fourth time that Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month (Sept. and Oct. 2007, Oct. 2009).
There are other awards Brady’s name could be attached to as the month progresses.
Tom Brady has been mentioned as the leading candidate to win the NFL’s MVP award and also the league’s Offensive Player of the Year award. The NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora has Brady as his recipient in a recent article chronicling his choices for end-of-the-year honors. The funny thing about these awards is that at this point in Brady’s career, they don’t mean much to him. His eyes are set on winning the Super Bowl and adding another ring to the three he won earlier last decade. A third Super Bowl MVP would also probably sit well with #12. Patriots fans can only hope that Brady achieves those awards as surely as he seems to be getting the other honors.