Terrell Suggs made his case for Defensive Player of the Year earlier this week. He also did it throughout the month of December.
Suggs won the AFC Defensive Player of the Month award after recording five sacks and forcing four fumbles in his final five games of the season.
Tom Brady got the offensive award for his quietly outstanding finish to the season. While Drew Brees was breaking records, Brady threw for 1,608 yards and 11 scores in his last five games. He also won the award in November.
So Brady broke Dan Marino’s passing yards record, led his team to a 13-3 record despite an awful defense, and was second in the league in yards-per-attempt. That would win him an MVP most years, but this year he’s not even in the discussion.