Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady was chosen as the quarterback of Sporting News' 2012 All-Pro team, which is selected by a panel of 27 NFL coaches and team executives.
He is the only Patriot on the list. Brady was also a Sporting News All-Pro in 2010, and was its player of the year in 2007 and sportsman of the year in 2004 and '07.
Here is what SN wrote about Brady:
Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots
Brady wasn't as efficient or prolific as he was in 2011, but you wouldn't know it with his 4,827 passing yards and 38 total touchdowns to just eight turnovers. It was more impressive considering he really never had top tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski healthy at the same time.
Earlier this month, Brady was third in Associated Press All-Pro voting, behind Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.