Brady Wins MVP in Landslide

Brady stays humble but owner is 'surprised it took so long'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 3:44 PM CST
New England Patriots quarter back Tom Brady (12) throws a pass in the second quarter of NFL football action against Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tom Brady has racked up another eye-popping stat: 49-for-50, the vote count by media members that won him the AP's 2007 NFL MVP award today. Brady earned the crown with a record-breaking year, completing 68.9% of his passes for 4,806 yards, both league bests, and beating the single-season touchdown pass record by one. Oh, and his team won a couple games, too.

Brady’s award shocked no one, least of all the Patriots, who now have their first MVP ever, ESPN reports. “To be honest, I’m surprised it took so long,” said owner Robert Kraft. Brady was typically humble, saying he was “flattered” and thankful “for any consideration I was given.” The bad news? Since 2000, no MVP has won a Super Bowl ring.