Early this afternoon the NFL made an announcement that really didn't surprise anyone-particularly here in New England.  Tom Brady has officially won his second regular season NFL MVP award.  He took this one in the way he should have taken the first-unanimously.  (In 2007 he received 49 of 50 votes).

Statistically Brady enjoyed one of his best seasons ever, throwing for 3,900 yards, 36 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions.  Not only that, but he did all of this while helping coach Belichick to rework the offense after the team released one of the greatest receivers in the history of the game in Randy Moss.

Brady's pinpoint accuracy and enthusiastic leadership helped to disguise the weaknesses of the team as he lead the Patriots to a record setting season in terms of give aways.  Taking full advantage of the short passing game, he nickel and dimed his way to both the Offensive Player of the Year award (announced this past Wednesday), and the MVP award (announced this morning).  I'm sure he'd have traded both award for the Lombardi trophy, but some seasons you have to take what you can get.