Patriots QB Tom Brady has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Year award for 2011. The winner is determined by fan voting, so if you feel that Brady is deserving of the award, go HERE to vote for him. He has some stiff competition, going up against Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. Here’s the nomination blurb on Brady:
Brady threw for 5,235 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2011 as he led the Patriots to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the AFC playoffs. His passing yardage total is the second highest in NFL history. Brady is the first quarterback in NFL history to amass three seasons with at least 36 touchdown passes. Brady’s 8.57 yards per attempt average was second in the NFL in 2011, his 105.6 passer rating placed him third, and his completion percentage and touchdown passes both ranked fourth. His Week 1 and Week 2 performances marked the first time in NFL history that a quarterback passed for 400 yards in a game after throwing for 500 yards in his previous outing. The AFC starting quarterback in the 2012 Pro Bowl, Brady was nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week four times, winning once.
That’s good enough for this award and NFL MVP any year, except this one most likely with footballs getting more airtime than Southwest.