2007: Tom Brady (BEST)
Why He’s here: It took a while, but this is Brady’s first appearance on our list. The 2007 season was also his first MVP year. The 50 touchdown passes threw this season is a total he’s never come close to matching. The 8.7% touchdown rate is borderline insane and the 1.4% interception rate isn’t bad either. Of course, it helps that the Patriots brought in the likes of Randy Moss and Wes Welker prior to this season. When all is said and done, this could be Brady’s most impressive year and arguably the best single season a quarterback has ever had.
Team Success: Obviously, the 2007 season will long be remembered for the Patriots going 16-0 during the regular season. The team’s average margin of victory during the regular season was 37-17. The Patriots, of course, eventually lost tot he Giants in the Super Bowl, but that only takes away a little bit of what Brady accomplished that season.
By the Numbers: Completed 398 of 578 passes (68.9%) for 4,806 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions.