12 July 2011
Tom Brady is Voted NFL’s Top Player by Peers
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was recently awarded the honor of best player in the NFL according to a vote by active players and coaches. The NFL Network presented a 10-part series named The Top 100 Players of 2011, with each episode revealing 10 players in a countdown to #1. Brady is the reigning MVP of the league, his second such honor to go along with three Super Bowl rings, 2 Super Bowl MVP's, and 6 Pro Bowl selections. He led the league last season with 36 touchdowns and a 111.0 passer rating. His 4 interceptions were the least of any quarterback to play in at least 10 games, though Brady started all 16. The University of Michigan graduate also holds the record for most touchdowns thrown in a season with 50, obtained in the Patriots' undefeated 2007 regular season. Last year, Brady was voted #21 on NFL Network's 100 Greatest Players of All Time. Rounding out the top 10 in this year's list of top players were Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Troy Polamalu, Andre Johnson, Derrelle Revis, Drew Brees and Julius Peppers.