Tom Brady Claims Top NFL Spot
Posted by Nancy on February 08, 2011
What does it take to be the number one, premier football player in the National Football
League? One has to look no further than New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady for the answer. Brady received the coveted best player award by a unanimous vote of all fifty participating media members for the first time in the history of this organization.
This is Brady’s second nod for the MVP award; the first coming for his outstanding play in the 2007 season for which he got 49 of the 50 votes. Brady has led his Patriot teammates to a record of 14-2 for the season and has out performed all other players in the league. The one other quarterback who has won two MVP awards is Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts. This past season Manning passed for 31 touchdowns but was upstaged by Brady who threw for 36.
The overall leader in touchdown passes over their career is Brett Favre who has thrown for 504 touchdowns as compared with 366 by Peyton Manning and 197 by Tom Brady. One must keep in mind that Brady has been playing in the league for 11 years compared to 14 for Peyton Manning and a whopping 20 for Brett Favre. It’s anybodies guess how Brady’s numbers will compare if he stays in the league for another 9 years.