Fort Worth, TX - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been selected as the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player for the second time in four seasons.
Brady, who received all 50 votes, put up incredible numbers this past season, helping the Patriots post a league-best 14-2 record. New England, though, lost to the New York Jets in a divisional round playoff contest.
He became the first unanimous choice for the award since the news organization began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.
The three-time Super Bowl winner threw for an NFL-high 36 touchdowns while being picked off just four times. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,900 yards and recorded the fifth-best passer rating in NFL history (111.0).
Brady was also named MVP following the 2007 campaign, when he set an NFL record with 50 touchdown passes as New England went undefeated in the regular season.
Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning had won the award the past two years.