MINNEAPOLIS — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who will seek his sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, has been named the N.F.L.’s Most Valuable Player for the third time.
On Saturday night at a league ceremony Brady added The Associated Press 2017 N.F.L. M.V.P. award to his wins in 2007 and 2010. Peyton Manning won the award a record five times.
Brady was joined as an honoree by three Los Angeles Rams: Sean McVay, who was named Coach of the Year; running back Todd Gurley II, who was named Offensive Player of the Year; and tackle Aaron Donald, the Defensive Player of the Year.
Other winners in voting by a nationwide panel of 50 news media members who regularly cover the league were: Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (Comeback Player of the Year); New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Marshon Lattimore as the top offensive and defensive rookies; and the former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, the new head coach of the Giants, as Assistant Coach of the Year.