Tom Brady voted No. 1 by his peers in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2017
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Add another accolade to Tom Brady’s already long list of accomplishments.
NFL Network announced Monday night that the New England Patriots quarterback was voted by his peers as the league’s top player in this year’s edition of The Top 100 Players of 2017.
After orchestrating the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history when the Patriots came back from a 28-3 deficit to win in overtime, it’s easy to see why Brady took the top spot.
He is the only player to be voted first multiple times since this poll started in 2011, when he also earned the top honor that same year. He was voted fourth in both 2012 and 2013, and third in both 2014 and 2015. Last year, he was ranked second.
“Best ever. Best in the game,” said cornerback Darrelle Revis.
“As long as Tom Brady is here, he’s got that No. 1 spot,” added New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis.
Even though Brady served a four-game suspension at the beginning of the last season, he put up incredible numbers in his 15-game stretch that ultimately ended with him hoisting another Lombardi Trophy.
In his 12 games that he played during the regular season last year, Brady went 291-of-432 for 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns and two interceptions. In three playoff games, he was 93-of-142 for 1,137 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
So far in his illustrious career, he’s won five Lombardi Trophies, four Super Bowl MVPs, two NFL MVPs and has been voted to 12 Pro Bowls.