1. Tom Brady
No surprise here. The most valuable player on the Patriots’ roster, as well as the entire NFL, is Tom Terrific.
Patriots fans received the scare of the season when Brady endured a blood-curdling hit from Ndamukong Suh last week. All 307 pounds of Suh’s unsportsmanlike body fell on Brady’s precious ankles, causing him to fold into an awkward heap.
2015 has seen Brady post his best passer rating (102.2) and highest touchdown total (36) since the 2011 season. In addition, the seven interceptions he threw were the lowest for Brady in a season since 2010 and the second-lowest total in his 16-year career.
Also worth noting is that Brady completed more passes this season (402) than he previously had in a single season.
At age 38, Brady is still at the top of his game. He won’t stop until he corrals that fifth Super Bowl ring.