On the day of the 2011 Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was unanimously named the 2010 NFL Most Valuable Player. This is Brady's second MVP award, last winning it in 2007 when he guided the Patriots to a 16-0 record during the regular season. Brady was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year on Feb. 1, an award he also won in 2007.
Brady passed for 3,900 yards with 36 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. He had a league-best 111.0 quarterback rating, his best (117.2) coming in his 2007 MVP campaign. He led the Patriots to a 14-2 regular season record and the No. 1 seed in the layoffs. However, the New York Jets defeated the Patriots, 28-21, during the divisional round of the playoffs.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had won the award the last two years and has four total MVP awards. With two awards, Brady is now tied with Joe Montana, Kurt Warner and Steve Young for third-most MVPs.