Even though he was forced to sit out the first four games of the season, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had another great year. Not only did the future Hall of Famer help his team finish the regular season with a 14-2 record and the number one seed in the AFC, he also set a new NFL record by throwing 28 touchdowns and a mere two interceptions.
Because of his excellent play it is no surprise to hear that Brady has been named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Year and will receive the NFL 101 Award. A committee of 101 sportswriters from across the country hands out the yearly awards since 1970 — and five times Brady has been a recipient.
New England’s quarterback was also named the AFC’s top offensive player following his 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2015 seasons. His five titles trail only Peyton Manning’s eight as most of all time.
The committee also handed out trophies for the AFC’s defensive player and coach of the year. Both awards are going to Oakland: Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack and his head coach Jack Del Rio have won the respective awards.