After weeks and months of speculation, it is now official: QB Tom Brady has been selected as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press. The announcement was made on NFL Network by Rich Eisen. Brady posted a stellar season, throwing for 3,900 yards, 39 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions, including an NFL-record 335 consecutive passes without a pick. He posted a 111.0 QB rating and had a completion percentage of 65.9. This is Brady’s second MVP award but this time, it was unanimous. Brady received all 50 votes, which is the first time that has happened in NFL history.
“It’s a great award,” Brady said to Michael Lombardi in an interview after the announcement was made, “but I think playing in the Super Bowl is the greatest thing a quarterback can be doing right now.”
Brady also mentioned that he was accepting the award on behalf of his team, because football is truly a team sport. He said that he did not expect this to be an MVP-type season when the season was getting started in September. Brady had a large new cast of characters on his team, especially on defense. Brady also had three new tight ends, two of which were rookies, and he lost his best receiver (Randy Moss) after Week 4. Despite all of that and a changing offensive scheme, he was able to keep scoring points and leading the team to a 14-2 record.
Congratulations to Tom Brady for being selected as the NFL’s MVP, in addition to Offensive Player of the Year.