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Brady wins AP offensive player of year

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  February 1, 2011 08:15 PM

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been voted the Associated Press offensive player of the year, it has just been announced.

The AP awards are the ones deemed the "official" NFL postseason awards, and for the first time this year, the winners of the various awards are being announced one per day over the course of this week.

It is not the first award Brady is expected to collect - he is the odds-on favorite to receive his second league MVP award on Sunday.

In leading New England to a 14-2 record, Brady threw for 3,900 yards, completing 65.9 percent of his passes with 36 touchdowns against just four interceptions. His season passer rating of 111.0 is the fifth-highest QB rating in league history.

He garnered 21 of the 50 votes cast to win offensive POY, with Eagles' QB Michael Vick second with 11 votes.

Brady was interviewed by NFL Network after the announcement, and it was noted that he is still on crutches after undergoing foot surgery 10 days ago.

News, analysis and commentary from Boston.com's staff writers and contributors, including Zuri Berry and Erik Frenz.

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