Tom Brady Takes Home NFL MVP
The trophy cabinet in Tom Brady's home just got a little more crowded today with the New England Patriots' QB being named league MVP for the second time in his career.
Despite the award, Brady deflected the spotlight.
In a statement, Brady said, "Playing in the Super Bowl is the greatest thing a quarterback could do at this time of year," Brady said. "The last thing I've been thinking about is the MVP - it is contradictory to the way I play. It's about the team."
Currently, the voting panel consists of 50 voters from the media across the country. Brady is the first player to win the MVP in a unanimous vote. He almost earned the same recognition in in 2007 when he received 49 votes, with one vote going to Brett Favre.
Brady led the Patriots to a 14-2 record and had 36 touchdown passes this year. He had just four interceptions and set a record for the post past attempts without a pick (a streak be broke in the playoff loss to the Jets).
The MVP trophy will go right next to the Associated Press Offensive Player of the year award that Brady took home last week.