The AP’s Barry Wilner on Tom Brady receiving 49 of 50 first votes for 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player :

Brady joins a roster of AP MVPs that includes quarterbacks John Unitas, Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, John Elway and Steve Young — all Hall of Famers.

“I am flattered to join such an esteemed list of players, many of whom I consider the greatest of all time,” he said. “I hope that I can set as great of an example for kids around the world as the previous MVPs did for me.”

I remain hopeful that Brady will be a slightly better role model for the youth of tomorrow than Fran Tarkenton.

The lone vote for another candidate went to Mo Lewis Brett Favre.