For the first time since the Associated Press changed their voting methods in 2000, we have a unanimous NFL MVP.
Tom Brady got all 50 votes from the writers. Back in 2007, Brady got 49 votes and one went to Brett Favre. Speaking to Michael Lombardi on NFL Network, Brady made it clear the honor was bittersweet.
“It’s a great award,” Brady said. “I think playing in a Super Bowl is the greatest thing a quarterback can be doing at this time of year.”
Brady said the last thing he was thinking about during the season was winning MVP and stressed that the team needs to play better next year in the postseason after a great regular season. He credited his coaches and teammates for making him successful and accepted the award on their behalf.
Brady was asked if he was “over” the Jets loss.
“You don’t ever get over the losses. I haven’t got over the loss to the Broncos in 2006,” Brady said. “They stick with you forever.”
Brady then listed all of the Patriots’ memorable postseason defeats from recent years, including to the Colts in the AFC Championship and the Giants in the Super Bowl.
After great team success early in his career, individual honors don’t seem like much consolation to Brady these days.