Tom Brady was named NFL Most Valuable Player at the NFL honors ceremony Saturday night. It is Brady’s third MVP award and comes on the eve of him playing in his record eighth Super Bowl. Brady threw for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns during the 2017 NFL season.
At age 40, Brady is the oldest athlete to ever win Most Valuable Player in any major professional sport. If the New England Patriots are victorious in Sunday’s Super Bowl he will have the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history by a player.
Also Sunday, former University of Wisconsin defensive end J.J Watt was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Watt raised over $37 million dollars in relief following Hurricane Harvey and has been key in the recovery of the city of Houston from that devastating hurricane last summer.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was named Offensive Player of the Year and his teammate, defensive lineman Aaron Donald was named Defensive Player of the Year. Rams head coach Sean McVay was named coach of the year.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and New Orleans defensive back Marcus Lattimore won offensive and defensive rookie of the year honors, respectively.