It's hard (and scary) to imagine where the Patriots would be without Tom Brady. Less than five months after becoming the starting QB, he was MVP of the franchise's first Super Bowl win. Since then, he's gotten the Pats to four more Super Bowls, winning two, and rewritten the NFL record book.
In an extremely tight race, Brady overcame a late surge in voting for Larry Bird and passed up the Celtic legend in the last 15 minutes of the finals poll to win by just 65 votes.
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