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Tom Brady Named NFL MVP For Third Time In Career

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Kristopher Love | 04 February, 2018, 12:59

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the 2017 NFL MVP on Saturday night during the NFL Honors awards show.

Brady threw for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns, while only throwing eight interceptions.He also pulled his team to a 13-3 overall record during the season, even though the defense started off with below average performances. Brady previously won it in 2007 and 2010. Check out Eric Edholm's story on Brady, Broadway's leading man, dominating in a way few his age ever have.

The third-year running back was the AP's top offensive rookie in 2015, then had a mediocre second season.

Brady claimed 40 of the 50 votes from a national panel of media, with the Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley garnering eight votes and Philadelphia's Carson Wentz getting two.

"I learned that I need to invest in my body, and invest in the things that are going to make me feel good, or else I would have stopped playing 10 years ago", he said. And Sean McVay was named Coach of the Year after leading the Rams to an 11-5 record and a division title as a 31-year-old rookie head coach.

Another New Orleans rookie took home hardware as well, as cornerback Marshon Lattimore was named defensive rookie of the year.

Rams team-mate Aaron Donald was named defensive player of the year.

Brady's historic season at 40 has been a topic that has followed him all season, which he has embraced by highlighting his commitment to his craft and producing the documentary "Tom vs".

The first year head coach turned around a vastly under-performing Rams team who was dismal on offense. McVay also became the youngest head coach to lead a playoff team in National Football League history.

Both New Orleans rookies earned Pro Bowl nods this season.

Kamara shared duties with veteran Mark Ingram as the Saints won the NFC South.

The 22-year-old Tennessee product also caught 81 passes for 826 yards and finished third in the league in scrimmage yards (1,901) and second in total touchdowns (15), including one that came via kick return.

"I've been fortunate to be on this stage and to win Defensive Player of the Year awards, but everything that you do on the field pales in comparison to what you do off the field", Watt said.