Tom Brady – 2010
Brady had an unbelievable 2010 regular season in an MVP year that fans will never forget. The Patriots quarterback only threw four picks all year as he demonstrated freakish accuracy. Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez operated a duel threat Patriots fans thought would last for a decade.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner completed 3,900 passing yards with a lofty 111.0 passer rating. Meanwhile, the Patriots went 14-2 and became favorites to go all of the ways. But they suffered a shock divisional round loss to the Jets. An MVP win doesn’t guarantee success at the business end of the season (via CBS News).