2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Stats: 33-50, 367 yards, 3 TDs, rushing TD
Boy, was Tom Terrific.
I wrote earlier this year that the New England Patriots were going to win AFC, and Tom Brady has his team playing at a level to accomplish that feat. Again, there was some help from the trick plays and Julian Edelman, but Brady was simply phenomenal.
He managed to comeback from not one, but two 14-point deficits in the first and third quarters. He made the necessary adjustments at the line of scrimmage (see Rob Gronkowski touchdown reception). He made the typical Tom Brady throws (see Brandon LaFell touchdown reception). And he even showed that he has better wheels than everyone gives him credit for (see Psycho Tom touchdown run and celebration).
Being a huge fan of Andrew Luck, I would like to see the Colts get past the Patriots to get to the Super Bowl. However, I don’t see that happening as long as Tom Brady is in the way.
Next: Aaron Rodgers