BOSTON (CBS) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been named the NFL’s MVP.
Ryan led the NFL’s No. 1 scoring offense during the regular season, throwing for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns (both second in the NFL) with just seven interceptions as the Falcons went 11-5 and won the NFC South.
It’s the first MVP award for Ryan, who beat out New England Patriots quarterback and two-time NFL MVP Tom Brady for the award.
Ryan’s Falcons and Brady’s Patriots will now face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night in Houston, Texas.