2) Tom Brady
The ‘Golden Boy’ Brady has shown just how good he is this season.
Missing Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker hasn’t even seemed to faze him on his yearly ride to the playoffs.
His team won five games in the final minutes en route to a less than stellar 12-4 record and another AFC East title.
But that’s what Brady has shown he has great at time and time again. He is a clutch thrower, much more so than a certain someone we have yet to mention.
He posted the lowest touchdown percentage of his career—a still respectable 4.0—and the lowest yards-per-attempt average—6.8—since 2006.
Whilst Brady’s numbers are down this year, it doesn’t mean that he is any worse a quarterback than when he won his three Super Bowl rings.
At the start of the year how many people had seriously heard of Michael Hoomanawanui – the Pats number 1 tight end.
Julius Edelman has gone from only starting three games last season, to being Brady’s number one receiver and going for over a thousand yards and six touchdowns, miraculously replacing a stud like Welker.
No-one really expected New England to be anywhere near this level this year, but Brady has somehow managed to orchestrate all the chaos and injuries into a functioning side.