Brees wins FedEx Air Player of the Year

February, 1, 2012
2/01/12
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I’m not saying it will be right or wrong, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to hear Saturday night that Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is the Associated Press Most Valuable Player for the 2011 season.

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That’s why New Orleans Saints fans might want to take the following news as a bit of a consolation prize. It was just announced in Indianapolis that New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has been named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.

In the 2011 season, Brees set a new NFL record with 5,476 passing yards as he led the Saints to a 13-3 record. As part of the award FedEx will donate $25,000 to New Orleans offices of Junior Achievement.

This marks the third time Brees has won the award. He also won in the 2008 and ’09 seasons.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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