Very few professional athletes play into their late 30’s, even fewer make it into their 40’s. It’s even rarer for a player to win their respective leagues most valuable player award. That’s exactly what New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has done this season. Becoming the oldest player in NFL history to win an MVP award at age 40.
This is Brady’s third career MVP, he won the award in 2007 and 2010. Throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, Brady led the Patriots to another division title and has once again led his team back to the Super Bowl.
Brady beats out Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and injured Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz for the prestigious award. Wentz’s injury, a torn ACL, suffered in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, could have cost him the MVP award.
Brady has continued his dominance in the playoffs as well. With 61 completions in 91 attempts, throwing for 627 yards and 5 touchdowns.
With the Super Bowl LII hours away, Brady’s focus is leading his team to victory. The future Hall of Famer is five for seven in his career in Super Bowls.
Brady has 207 completions in 309 attempts, 2,071 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, five interceptions and 95.3 quarterback rating in his career in the Super Bowl.