New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday night. The announcement came live on the NFL Network a day after Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Brady finished the regular season with 3,900 passing yards (8th most in the league) and league-leading 36 touchdowns. He threw only four interceptions, best in the league among starters who played the majority of the season. His 111.0 quarterback rating was also best among starters and the fifth-best one in league history.
Brady previously won the 2007 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. He joins several other players who have won this award multiple times, including former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1996, 1998).
Brady and the Patriots, however, lost in the second round of the playoffs to the New York Jets several weeks ago.