This is not exactly what you’d call a stretch. For the second time in only 4 seasons, Tom Brady has been named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. Brady received 21 out of 50 votes to clinch the award.
During the 2010 season, he passed for 3900 yards and 36 touchdowns, an excellent season for an NFL quarterback. But voters might have been most impressed by Brady’s turnover ratio, an absolutely sick 31:5. In fact, he only tossed 4 interceptions and lost 1 fumble all season. That is unheard of in the modern NFL.
The Patriots aren’t playing in Super Bowl XLV. In fact, they didn’t even win their first playoff game despite owning one of the best home-field advantages in the league. That doesn’t diminish what Brady accomplished in the regular season. Of course, it does make a shot at the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award a little tougher. If Aaron Rodgers lights up the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, look for the Green Bay Packers quarterback to garner a strong share of the MVP votes.
[Source: Eagle Central]