Brees gets POY award

Well, Drew Brees didn’t get the prestigious Most Valuable Player award decided by the Associated Press, but that’s being cushioned in other ways.

The Sporting News just announced Brees as its Offensive Player of the Year. Brees also won that award last year. This time around, he won it rather easily. The voting was done by a panel of 636 players, coaches and executives. Brees received 299 first-place votes and Tennessee running back Chris Johnson was second with 166.

Brees also is the quarterback on The Sporting News’ All-Pro offense. New Orleans guard Jahri Evans also made the team.