2010: Tom Brady (BEST)
Why He’s Here: Fresh off a contract extension that made him the highest-paid player in the league, Brady went out and earned his money in 2010. Going through an NFL season with just four interceptions is unreal and Brady’s lowest mark in a season when he started all 16 games. His 7.3% touchdown percentage was also the second highest of his career to date. During a November win over the Lions, Brady earned a perfect passer rating, doing so for just the second time in his career. From start to finish, Brady was nearly perfect in everything he did in 2010, ultimately being the unanimous choice for MVP.
Team Success: Despite going 14-2 during the regular season and earning the top seed in the AFC playoffs, the Patriots lost to the Jets in the Divisional Round, making it three straight seasons without a playoff win for New England.
By the Numbers: Completed 324 of 492 passes (65.9%) for 3,900 yards with 36 touchdowns and four interceptions.