VIDEO: Tom Brady Becomes Oldest Player in NFL History to Win NFL MVP, League Awards
By Alan Zlotorzynski // February 4, 2018
2018 Hall of Fame Class Announced
ABOVE VIDEO: All 32 Tom Brady touchdown passes from his 2017 NFL season.
Brevard County, Florida–Whether you love him or hate him you must marvel at what Tom Brady has accomplished in NFL career.
On Saturday night Brady joined Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Johnny Unitas as the only quarterbacks to capture the NFL MVP award three times.
At 40, Brady surpasses former Raiders QB Rich Gannon and Manning who were both 37 when they won the award. Tommy Terrific becomes just the second player in the four major professional sports to win MVP at age 40, Barry Bonds won baseball’s award in 2004.
Of course Brady was not there to accept the honor. Injured Patriots receiver Julian Edelman stood in his place to accept the award.
Brady is preparing with his team as the Patriots try to win their sixth championship ring as they get set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles today in Super Bowl LII.
Brady is looking to become the first quarterback since Kurt Warner in 1999 to win the MVP and Super Bowl in the same season.
Aside from being the oldest player to win NFL MVP, Brady will be the oldest QB to start in the Super Bowl and the oldest to lead the NFL in passing yards. Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton previously held the distinction with 3,468 yards in 1978 at age 38 with Minnesota,.
This past season Brady competed 385 of 581 passes (66.2 percent) for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns with eight interceptions as New England went 13-3 for the AFC’s best record.
Brady wasn’t the only award winner on Saturday night at the 2017 NFL Honors Ceremony. The Los Angeles Rams were also big winners, as defensive tackle Aaron Donald won AP Defensive Player of the year and teammate, running back Todd Gurley won the AP offensive player of the Year Award.
The duo become the first to win the honor as a member of the same team since the Baltimore Ravens Ray and Jamal Lewis completed the feat in 2003.
The honors continued for the Rams as head coach Sean McVay won Coach of the Year. Los Angeles became the first franchise ever to capture offensive and defensive players of the year and coach of the year in the same season.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Los Angeles Rams were also big winners, as defensive tackle Aaron Donald won AP Defensive Player of the year and teammate, running back Todd Gurley won the AP offensive player of the Year Award.
Below is a compete list of this year’s winners in each category:
- Pepsi Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara
- FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz; Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
- AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald
- Salute To Service Award Presented by USAA: Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts
- AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara
- AP Offensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
- Game Changer Award presented by Secret: Sam Gordon
- AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore
- Offensive Line of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles
- Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly
- AP Comeback Player of the Year: Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen
- AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Minnesota Vikings OC Pat Shurmur
- Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees
- Bridgestone Elite Peformance Play of the Year: The Minnesota Miracle
- Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award: Rob Garrett, Crenshaw High School
- Greatness on the Road Award: Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson
- AP Coach of the Year: Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay
- AP Most Valuable Player: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady
- Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide: Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt
ABOVE VIDEO: Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, and Ray Lewis are all members of the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame also announced the Class of 2018 Saturday night. The Class of 2018 will be officially enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony held inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Saturday, Aug. 4.
NFL Pro Football of Fame Class of 2018:
BOBBY BEATHARD – General Manager, Contributor – Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo … 1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-99 San Diego Chargers
ROBERT BRAZILE – Linebacker, 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
BRIAN DAWKINS – Safety, 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos
JERRY KRAMER – Guard, 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers
RAY LEWIS – Linebacker, 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens
RANDY MOSS – Wide Receiver, 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers
TERRELL OWENS– Wide Receiver, Tennessee-Chattanooga … 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals
BRIAN URLACHER– Linebacker, 2000-2012 Chicago Bears
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