2017: Tom Brady (BEST)
Why He’s here: Brady’s third MVP season gets him on our list for the third time. It’s impossible not to mention the fact that everything Brady did during the 2017 season he did at the age of 40. Not 30, not 35, not even 38, but the big 4-0. It probably wasn’t Brady’s best season as an individual. In fact, the 2017 season is borderline top-5 in Brady’s career. However, he still out-performed the rest of the quarterbacks in the league, proving that his arm and mind are just as capable of controlling a game as ever.
Team Success: The Patriots cruised to a 13-3 record and yet another AFC East title. It was business as usual in the playoffs, as Brady orchestrated a brilliant 4th quarter comeback against the mighty Jacksonville defense in the AFC Championship Game. However, Brady’s brilliance was bested in the Super Bowl by Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to a 41-33 shootout win over New England.
By the Numbers: Completed 385 of 581 passes (66.3%) for 4,577 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.