In the U.S. National Football League, New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady has been voted the Associated Press Most Valuable Player for the 2007 season.

Brady, who led New England to a perfect 16-0 regular season record, earned 49 of the 50 votes in ballots cast by a nationwide panel of journalists who regularly cover the NFL. Green Bay's Brett Favre, a three-time MVP winner, earned the other vote.

Brady is the first Patriot to win the award after helping New England tear up the record books with 589 points, including 75 touchdowns. Brady was also tops in completion percentage (68.9 percent) and had 4,806 yards.

Brady joins a roster of quarterbacks to win the MVP award including Hall of Famers John Unitas, Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino and Joe Montana. The Patriots have the week off after beating the New York Giants in the last game of the regular season last week.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.